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 view a copy of the constitution of the Society if you click on the tab to the left.


The Officers of the Society

The officers of SBGAS are, at present:

Chairman, (also Website Editor & Transactions Editor) -
Martin Graebe, 59, Roberts Close, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 2RP, 

Hon Secretary -
Shan Graebe,
59, Roberts Close, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 2RP,   

Hon Treasurer -
Mr Bill Oke, Hampton Dene, 4, Ash Lane, Wells, Somerset  BA5 2LU.

Newsletter Editor -
Dr Roger Bristow, 2 Sid Bank Lane, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 9AW.

Research Co-ordinator and Northern Representative -
Pat Tansell, 20 Oakhurst Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1AR. 

Borders Representative -
Becky Smith, Crossways Cottage, Walterstone, Herefordshire, HR2 0DX.

East Anglian Representative -
Ray Scott, 40, Duck Lane, Haddenham, Cambs CB6 3UE.

Southern England Representative -
Helen English, 13 Pound Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8RZ

Lewtrenchard Representative -
Sylvia Crocker, East Raddon Farm, Lewtrenchard, Lew Down, Devon EX20 4PW
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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 by clicking on the tab to the left

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.


Other information

A bibliography of Baring-Gould's books and magazine articles can be obtained from Roger Bristow. Please contact him for more details - .

If you are seeking information about an aspect of Baring-Gould's life or work then please contact the Research Co-ordinator, Keith Lister -


Updated: 20-07-15