Lew House, Lewtrenchard, Sabine Baring-Gould’s home



The Purpose of SBGAS

The purpose of the Sabine Baring-Gould Appreciation Society is to enable those interested in Sabine Baring-Gould and his work to share their enthusiasm and to spread that enthusiasm among others.

Several members of the Society are actively engaged in research projects related to Sabine Baring-Gould’s life and work and share progress with their research with members through articles in the newsletter or through the talks they give at the annual meeting or to other organisations. The content of these talks is often included in the Transactions of the society.


SBGAS Constitution

You can read a copy of the constitution of the Society HERE



The President of the Society is Merriol Almond, Sabine Baring-Gould’s Great Granddaughter.


The Officers of the Society

Chairman, (also Website Editor & Transactions Editor)  –  Martin Graebe

Hon Secretary  –  Shan Graebe

Hon Treasurer  –  [To be appointed]

Newsletter Editor  –  Roger Bristow

Research Co-ordinator and Borders Representative  –  Becky Smith

East Anglian Representative  –  Ray Scott

Southern England Representative  –  Helen English

Lewtrenchard Representative  –  Sylvia Crocker


You can send a message to any of the officers by using the Contact Form.


SBGAS Business

The officers meet at least once a year to manage the business of the Society, generally on the evening before the annual meeting opens. Their reports and recommendations are then presented to the Annual General Meeting of SBGAS, which usually takes place at the annual gathering. The minutes of that meeting will be formally presented at the next annual gathering but it has been agreed that they will be included in the SBGAS Newsletter following the meeting and a copy put on this website.

You can read a copy of the AGM minutes for the last two years  – 2016 AGM Minutes and 2017 AGM Minutes


SBGAS Publications

There are two publications by SBGAS:

The SBGAS Newsletter is issued in February, June and October each year. It is sent to SBGAS members as part of their membership entitlement. It contains news about the Society and its members as well as short articles and scraps about Sabine Baring-Gould.

The Transactions of the Sabine Baring-Gould Appreciation Society are produced annually and contain transcripts of some of the talks given at the Annual Gathering as well as occasional reprints of articles by Sabine Baring-Gould and other material of interest. The Transactions are sent to members as part of their subscription entitlement, usually in February each year.

Past copies of both publications can be found on this website.


SBGAS Privacy Statement and Data Protection Policy

We need to have some personal information from SBGAS members so that we can maintain contact and to ensure that your subscription is managed properly. We ask members to give their permission to hold and use their personal data and the way in which we do this is covered by our  Privacy Statement and our Data Protection Policy, copies of which will be kept (and updated) on this website and will be accessible from this page. Members may ask to see their data and request to be removed from our lists if they wish.


Other information

A bibliography of Baring-Gould’s books and magazine articles can be obtained from Roger Bristow. Please contact him for more details  –  devonbristows@btinternet.com .

If you are seeking information about an aspect of Baring-Gould’s life or work then please contact the Research Co-ordinator, Becky Smith  –  author@rebeccatope.fsnet.co.uk


[Page Updated 28 Feb 2018]