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
26/04/2019: Westley Award for Church Bell Maintenance
The Chairman of Westley Group, Tom Westley, kindly offers to sponsor an award in connection with bell ringing. The Group started casting tower bells following the closure of The… 31/03/2019: A successful year – informal summary of Feb 2019 Exec Meeting
The big event of 2018 had been the ‘Ringing Remembers’ commemorations for the centenary of the armistice ending the Great War. Along with this had been the recruitment of… 11/03/2019: Guild Report Now Available
You can now download a copy of the Guild Report for 2018 (i.e. activities for 2018 and officers for 2019). Please note, for data security you will need the… 11/03/2019: Guild 6-Bell Contest 2019
The Guild's annual 6-Bell striking contest was won by Epsom St Martin's at Albury on Saturday 9th March. The results, along with a summary of the judge's comments, are… 04/03/2019: Holy Week Training 10th & 16th April 2019
Please see the attached poster for details of 10th April - Raising and Lowering at Stoke next Guildford 16th April - Belfry Maintenance at Ockham 16th April - Basic… 13/02/2019: Guild AGM on Saturday 9th March 2019
Please see the attached formal Notice and arrangements, plus the Agenda for the Guild AGM. The Guild's 6-bell striking competition will be held at Albury at 2 pm. Names for… 13/12/2018: Ringing Remembers at Leatherhead
[caption id="attachment_9319" align="alignleft" width="1078"] Leatherhead bell ringers and families: the team that rang for the morning service.[/caption] On Sunday, November 11th for the first time in many years the…