Past Presidents

1978/79  RAYMOND WEBSTER
1979/80  RAYMOND WEBSTER
1980/81  DICK ANKERSON
1981/82  HARRY CULLISS
1982/83  BILL ASHELBY
1983/84  NORMAN PAGET
1984/85  FRANK HALL
1985/86  TOM STEPHENSON
1986/87  COLIN HUGHES-COUND
1987/88  TOM PAXTON
1988/89  STAN YEATES
1989/90  HERBERT PENHALE
1990/91  HAROLD JAMES
1991/92  GERALD FARNSWORTH
1992/93  REG KENDLE
1993/94  MICHAEL MORRIS
1994/95  TED WRIGHT
1995/96  HARRY SPENCER
1996/97  DAVID MITCHELL
1997/98  RON MORGAN
1998/99  CYRIL REVERS
1999/00  PADDY LOWRY
2000/01  DON HARDING
2001/02  LES HART
2002/03  MACK RUSSELL
2003/04  SYDNEY TRENCHARD MORGAN
2004/05  DON LANE
2005/06  PETER DOOLEY
2006/07  MIKE GAMMAGE
2007/08  SYDNEY TRENCHARD MORGAN
2008/09  DANNY MORGAN
2009/10 JOHN KINROSS
2010/11 ROGER LLOYD
2011/12 TONY WILCE
2012/13 RANDY LANGFORD
2013/14 DOUGLAS LAY
2014/15 ARTHUR ROWE
2015/16 JEFF JONES
2016/17 JOHN PLATTS
2017/18 ROGER LLOYD
Saint Ethelbert Probus Club
Hereford
Our club for retired professional and business men has approximately 40 members and was founded in 1978. We meet each Tuesday morning at the The Cider Museum (http://www.cidermuseum.co.uk) which is in Pomona Place in Hereford. Our meetings start at 10.15 - members arrive earlier for tea or coffee and a chat - and finish at about 11.30. Most weeks we have a speaker - a guest speaker or one of our members. As well as our weekly meetings there is a programme of social events and visits.

If you would like to learn more about us, or if you are a PROBUS member visiting our area, you can contact our Secretary on 01432 279428 or email secretary@stethelbertprobus.uk
Saint Ethelbert is the patron saint of Hereford whose cathedral is ‘The Cathedral Church of St. Mary The Virgin and St Ethelbert the King’. The Anglo Saxon Chronicles state that, in 794, ‘Offa, king of Mercia, commanded Aethelberht’s head to be struck off’. Ethelbert was the young king of East Anglia and his murder took place not far from Hereford. There are several versions of the story of why he came to Herefordshire and what followed.
More about us
Our social programme, in which our better halves are invited to join us, currently includes 3 lunches per year, a skittles evening and a barbecue/summer buffet. On St. Ethelbert's day in May we are fortunate to be able to meet at the home of the Dean of Hereford Cathedral, an honorary member of our club, for coffee, and we then gather around the St. Ethelbert shrine in the cathedral for a short celebration service. One of our meetings near to Christmas gives us the opportunity to socialise with mince pies.

We enjoy occasional outings - past visits have included the Black Country Living Museum, Blenheim Palace, St. Fagans National History Museum, Berrington Hall, Hereford Cathedral, the National Memorial Arboretum, SS Great Britain, a meal at a local Indian restaurant,a local tour discovering ‘Literary Greats in Herefordshire’ and a ride on the Severn Valley Railway. We have also had coach holidays - in recent years to Harrogate, Liverpool and the European Parliaments in Strasbourg and Brussels.

There is an annual subscription which pays for our meeting room, our speakers and other outgoings. Our members also purchase a PROBUS lapel badge and tie to wear at our meetings. We ask for a commitment to attend at least 17 meetings per year.

Our committee meets 4 times a year reporting back to the club at the following weekly meeting, and we have our AGM in March.










The Michael Morris Award
2015/16 RICHARD PRICE
2016/17 RON MORGAN
2017/18 DAVID PARSONS
 Quick links:
   For an ‘easy to print’ version of our programme click here.
   For our members’ handbook (in PDF format) click here.
   For our version of the story of why St. Ethelbert came to
   Herefordshire and what followed click here.
   For directions to our tree at Queenswood click here.
   For our previous years' activities (from 2010) click here.
Our Programme

Our open meeting this year is on 14th August

Tuesday 1st May
Club member - Iran Unveiled
Tuesday 8th May
Club member - Travellers Tales and Tripadvisor
Tuesday 15th May
St. Ethelbert Celebration Lunch
Tuesday 22nd May
Guest speaker - The YSS Story
Tuesday 29th May
Club member - Five Musical Men
Thursday 31st May
Visit to the Deanery and St. Ethelbert Celebration Service
Tuesday 5th June
Guest speaker - Glen Miller - What People Don't Know?
Tuesday 12th June
Club member - En Passant/Much Ado About Nothing
Tuesday 19th June
Free Period
Tuesday 26th June
Guest speaker -  Hereford In WW2
Tuesday 3rd July
Club member - Notes from Hereford Big Band - lead trumpet
Tuesday 10th July
Committee meeting
Tuesday 17th July
Committee report
Wednesday 18th July
BBQ/summer event
Tuesday 24th July
Club member - Desert Island Discs
Tuesday 31st July
Club member - the River Severn
Tuesday 7th August
Club member - cv (continued)
Tuesday 14th August - open meeting
Guest speaker - Titanic - things you didn't know
Tuesday 21st August
Guest speaker - Windsor Castle Fire
Tuesday 28th August
Guest speakers - A. L. Lewis VC Memorial Fund
Tuesday 4th September
Club member - Bermuda

Dates for your diary:
19th September Skittles evening, 10th October (evening) 40th Anniversary Celebration, 5th December Christmas lunch, 18th December Christmas mince pies.

So Far This Year
In 2018 to date our guest and club member speakers’ topics and other meeting activities have included St. Michael's Hospice, our (2017) Christmas quiz, '90 Years Young', Audiology Department of Hereford Hospital, The River Wye, 2 members' CVs, Magistrates, The History of the British Fire Service and The Hereford and Gloucester Canal 1793 to 1845.