My name is Anthony Church (BEM) and I am the official Town Crier to the Town Councils of Banbury, Chipping Norton, and Daventry.
I am a Fellow of the Loyal Company of Town Criers, (FLCTC) a member of the Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers (MAHGTC) and a member of the European Contingent of Town Criers (ECTC)
I am also a Fellow of the Britannic Guild of Toastmasters (FBGTM).
I became a professional Toastmaster in 1995 whilst working for Oxford City Council and trained as a Butler for their Civic and Corporate events, I was trained under the watchful eye of Alan Myatt who is a professional Toastmaster and the Town Crier of Gloucester and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the worlds loudest Crier, It was Alan who got me into Town Crying when he could not fulfil a function in Oxford and asked me to stand in for him, he lent me a hat, a coat and a bell and away I went and the rest is now history.
In 2003 I applied for a job as Mace Bearer to the Mayor of Banbury but when they found out I was a Town Crier they decided to appoint me as the Official Town Crier for Banbury Town Council.
I am paid an Honorarium and carry out twelve jobs a year on their behalf including the Hobby Horse Festival, Peoples Sunday, Canal Festival, Christmas Lights and any other civic event as required.
I regularly participate in competitions around the country and am currently ranked;
4th in Great Britain
13th in the World
7th in Europe
I carry out corporate cries for Debenhams, Wilkinsons, The Bath Store, Specsavers, Oxford Antiques Market, The Co-operative Society, Thomas Cook , Going Places.
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