A reminder to members to update their annual subscriptions will be included in the latest copy of The Round Tower.
A total of 46 members, including 16 parochial church councils, have not increased the subscriptions to the current £20pa minimum. Some are still paying £5pa, which hardly covers the postage of the quarterly magazine.
Membership secretary Nick Wiggin said that several members, who should have renewed in June, have not responded to a second reminder and will no longer receive copies of The Round Tower.
On a positive note, Mr Wiggin said that many members have added generous donations to subscription payments. A Warwickshire member Mr Helliwell added £100 and another £70 has been received from supporter, Jeremy Short. In total, members added £1,345 in donations in the past quarter.
Membership stands at 511. As a little incentive, new members will receive a free copy of Stephen Hart’s 32-page full colour guide, East Anglian Round Towers Churches. If you like to join, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with your details, including address for the free guide and he’ll send the Society’s bank details.
Alternatively, pay online, minimum £20pa (£30pa joint) to the Society’s bank – Round Tower Churches Society. Sort code 53 81 16. Number 04331915. Add a payment reference (nameSUB) and send an email to the membership secretary with your name/address.
Incidentally, if you’d like to receive the e-edition of The Round Tower, let him know. The December 2023 edition will be published by the middle of the month – e-editions will then be emailed.
And, of course if you’d like a suitable stocking filler for a member – Stephen Hart’s guide might be ideal and costs £4 (including postage) from firstname.lastname@example.org Postal applications – with cheque to the Round Tower Churches society – to Nick Wiggin, Fir Tree Cottage, Witnesham, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 9EX.
Alternatively, copies may be obtained, price £5, from the City Bookshop, Davey Place, Norwich.