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
25/10/2016: Bell Ringers Strike Back Against Cancer
Julie McDonnell, a ringer of only two years, has had three leukaemias and now brain cancer. In amongst her various treatments she has initiated a bell ringing campaign, now… 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… 19/10/2016: Farnham District Quarter Peal Weekend
The Farnham District Quarter Peal weekend was held from 14th to 16th October, organised by Clare Le Marie from Aldershot. 15 quarters were attempted at 12 of the district’s… 19/10/2016: Guildford District Quarter Peal Weekend
The Guildford District held a very successful Quarter Peal Weekend from 14th to 16th October in which all 151 bells in the 20 Guildford District towers were rung to… 06/10/2016: October Guildford District Events
Dear all A reminder that there will be a Surprise practice on the lovely bells at HASLEMERE tomorrow evening (Friday 7th). Thank you to you all for making your… 06/10/2016: District Surprise Practice Friday, 7th October – cancelled
Dear All The Farnham District Master has reluctantly decided to cancel the Surprise practice which was to be held on Friday, 7th October at Crondall as there will not… 12/09/2016: Heritage Open Days – News
The Open Day at Epsom St Martins' was held on Sunday from 2.30 to 5 pm and attracted 25 visitors. This doesn't sound a lot, but it meant that everyone… 12/09/2016: The Essex Trophy Contest 2016
The Essex Trophy striking contest is a 10-bell competition held annually between Guilds and Associations in the south east. This year it was held on Saturday 10th September at Writtle… 02/09/2016: Central Council’s Review Action Group – Report
We have received the following report from Alison Everett, Deputy Chair of this new Central Council Group. It is reproduced below in full for your information. Note that the… 29/08/2016: Heritage Open Days – Hints
A new article with hints on running a successful Open Day is now available. You can view or download it from the link below. Running a successful Tower Open… 14/08/2016: Executive Matters – an informal account of the July meeting
Once again the Executive Committee had to tackle a long list of sometimes tricky matters, and this blog is my attempt to summarise the discussions in a digestible form.… 02/08/2016: Train the Trainer Training Course – 26th / 27th August
Hi All, I’m arranging another Train the Trainer course for the evening of Friday 26th and all day Saturday 27th August, and it will be run at St Martins…