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Tower Officers at All Saints Wokingham

Records of tower foreman go back to 1880, recorded in the front of the peal book. For most of the following century, foremen served for a very long time. WJ Brooks held office for 42 years, but in the last few years, he was not even present at the AGM, and instead of a foreman’s report there was a deputy foreman’s report. Whether he still rang is not known. Walter Pearce also took little part in running the ringing during his last few years in office.

In 1980, the ringers resolved that future officers would normally serve for no more than three years in any one office. There have been a few exceptions to that general rule, but also many much shorter terms of tenure.

 Tower Foremen  Deputy Foremen Secretaries  Treasurers  Steeple keepers

 Tower Foremen

1873 - ?? Revd. Henry George Bird
1880 - 1896 Albert J Hill
1896 - 1920 Samuel Paice
1920 James Frederick Mattingley
1921 - 1963 William James Brooks
1963 - 1979 Walter John Pearce
1980 - 1982 John Alexander Harrison
1983 W Stewart Gibson
1984 - 1985 Jonathan Peter Tutcher
1986 - 1987 Anthony Guy Pullan
1988 - 1990 John Alexander Harrison
1991- 1992 W Nigel G Herriott
1993 - 1994 W Stewart Gibson
1995 - 1996 Jonathan Peter Tutcher
1997 - 1998 Julie Belinda Goodchild
1999 - present John Alexander Harrison

Deputy Foremen

1945 - 1963 Walter J Pearce
1964 - 1965 Keith Goddard
1966 - 1973 Robert Begrie
1973 - 1976 William Burkey
1977 - 1979 Francis J Moore
1980 Robert J Chapman
1981 John G P Scott
1982 W Stewart Gibson
1983 Evan Kozakiewicz
1984 David M Dewar
1985 Anthony G Pullan
1986 Theresa A Scott
1987 Richard J Woodward
1988 - 1990 W Stewart Gibson
1991 - 1993 Stephen R Smith
1994 Jon P Tutcher
1995 - 1996 Julie B Goodchild
1997 - 1999 W Nigel G Herriott
2000 - 2002 Nigel A L Mellor
2003 - 2006 Stephen R Smith
2007 Simon C Farrar
2008 Jon P Tutcher
2009 - 2012 Stephen R Smith
2013 - 2016 Jon P Tutcher
2017 - present Stephen R Smith

Ringing Master

2008       Simon C Farrar
2009 Jon P Tutcher
2010 - present Nigel A L Mellor

Secretary

1873 - 187? Mr C Booker
1879 - 1882 Rev John Frederick Eastwood
1886? - 1890?  Rev William Hyde Parker
  ???
???? - 1906  Rev Arthur Perronet Carr
  ???
19?? - 1950 (none)
1951 - 1953 Gwen Crockford
1954 - 1973 Mary Cole
1974 - 1976 Miss W Burkey
1977 Janet Clarke
1978 - 1979 David M Dewar
1980 Theresa A Scott
1981 Pamela Vassie
1981 - 1982 John GP Scott
1983 Jon P Tutcher
1984 - 1985 Betty M Tomlinson
1986 Pearl J Gibson
1987 - 1989 Stephen R Smith
1990 - 1993 Julie B Branson
1994 - 1996 John A Harrison
1997 W Stewart Gibson
1998 John A Harrison
1999 - 2001 Jon P Tutcher
2002 - 2004 Julie B Goodchild
2005 - 2007 Richard J Woodward
2008 - 2011 Mary Spence
2012 (part) Katie Tuctcher
2012 - 2014 Siân Haseldine
2014 - present Jane Mellor

Treasurers

1966 (Combined with secretary)
1967 - 1970 Sheila Cameron
1970 - 1978 William Burkey
1979 - 1981 (Combined with secretary)
1981 - 1982 Theresa A Scott
1983 - 2000 (Combined with secretary)
2001 - 2005 Jonathan P Goodchild 
2006 - present  Jon P Tutcher

Steeple keepers

1978 - 1979 John A Harrison
1980 John G P Scott
1981 Jon P Tutcher
1982 Evan Kozakiewicz
1983 David M Dewar
1984 John G P Scott
1985 Simon J Tomlinson
1986 Martin J Mahoney
1986 W Stewart Gibson
1987 Richard Smith
1988 - 1990 John A Harding
1991 - 1993 John A Harrison
1994 - 1996 John A Harding
1997 - 2006 Charles Arthur Moss 
2007 - 2009 (Vacant)
2010 - 2011 Mhairi C Miller
2012 Neil G Curnow
2013 (Vacant)
2014 - present Kristin L Fitch

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