Guildford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers was founded in 1927 and is dedicated to supporting and encouraging traditional bell ringing in the churches of the Guildford Diocese. We have 64 ringing towers divided amongst four Districts and we currently have over 600 members.
We have a Young Ringers’ group which practices once a month. More information can be found on our Young Ringers section. Please encourage your young ringers to join in!
Recent Guildford Diocesan Guild ringing achievements are available: Ringing Achievements.
Recent Posts & News
07/06/2017: Strike Back Express to Bath – Route Change – 29 July 2017
A special excursion to Bath has been arranged for 29th July, to raise money for a new Strike Back Against Blood Cancer charity which is being run entirely by ringers. … 15/05/2017: Keeping things moving – an informal report on the April 2017 Guild Exec Meeting
Probably the most significant work of the Guild is in relation to the Bell Restoration Fund. Many projects are live at the moment: Ewhurst, Guildford St Mary, West Clandon… 10/05/2017: 8-Bell Striking Competition Results
Congratulations to Guildford District for winning the 8-bell Striking Competition on 6th May at Farnborough. The judges were Ken and Sue Davenport, the method was St Clements College Bob Triples, and… 13/03/2017: Welcome to new members of the Exec – an informal report – February 2017
The first meeting after the District ADMs is always interesting, with new members to meet and budgets to agree. It was good to welcome Claire Le Marie as the… 12/03/2017: Six-bell striking competition 2017
The Annual Guild Six-bell Striking Competition was held at Newdigate on Saturday 11th March on a warm, spring day. Five bands entered and the judges were Jeremy and Sheila… 17/02/2017: Holy Week Training Plus – 2017
Hi All, This year we have 3 courses running, the first is practical so is being run the week before Holy Week:- Wednesday 5 April - Stoke-Next-Guildford GU1 1HB… 15/02/2017: Annual General Meeting of Guild on 11th March 2017
THE 89th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held on SATURDAY 11th MARCH 2017 at 6.00 pm in St Martin’s Christian Centre, Dorking Click the following to download the agenda:… 16/01/2017: Farnham District ADM 28 Jan 2017- change of host
Please note the arrangments for the Farnham District ADM which will held be at St Anne's, Bagshot on 28 January. Ringing 3.30pm, service 4.30pm, tea, 5pm, meeting 5.30pm followed… 09/01/2017: GDGYR Practices 2017
Hi everyone, and Happy New Year First of all, the first YR practice for the year will be at Albury on the 14th January at 16:30pm. Postcode for Albury… 07/01/2017: Review of the Central Council – Feedback Report
We have been asked by the Central Council Review Group to bring the following report to your attention. Review of the Central Council Part 3: Your feedback on "Vision"… 05/12/2016: THINKING AHEAD – An informal report of the October ’16 Exec Meeting
Helping to keep the bells of the Diocese in good working order is perhaps one of the most important functions of the Guild. This is about more than routine… 27/10/2016: First Guildford Guild Young Ringers Outing
Yesterday saw an amazing turn out for our first ever Guildford Guild Young Ringer's outing! The destination was London and we rang at Garlickhythe, St Clement Danes (yes, from… 26/10/2016: Ewhurst Bell Restoration Project
The insurance company Aviva has a Community Fund that will make grants based on public votes. Please register and vote for us by clicking here - and please pass… 19/10/2016: Leatherhead District Quarter Peal Day
On Saturday 1st October the Leatherhead District held its second Quarter Peal Day following on from the success the previous year. 30 members attempted 11 quarters at different local…