Guild members may be interested in visiting some of the London towers holding an open day on bank holiday Monday. You don’t need to have a group to join in, just turn up at the towers at the specified times and ring with whoever else is there. All details are available on the following website- [...]
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Welcome to the updated web-site of the Guildford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers. If you have any comments, suggestions, alterations or potential additions to the website (content/design) please contact the webmaster.
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 it currently has over 600 members.
The Guild's Bell Restoration Fund is a registered charity and has raised many thousands of pounds for work on maintaining, repairing, restoring and augmenting rings of bells around the Diocese.
Congratulations to Farnham District on winning the inter-District 8 bell Striking Competition yesterday. The competition was hosted by the Guildford District at Holy Trinity, Guildford, and the test piece was a musical 265 of St Clements Bob Triples. Full results were: 1st Farnham District – 80 faults 2nd Guildford District – 103 faults (after an [...]
Hi All, For this year’s event I’m planning an interactive workshop. It will be loosely based on the CCs Wellesbourne “Change Ringing for the Future” conference of November 2011, and is aimed at being both a self help discussion and a polling of opinions from within the Guild of what we believe can be achieved [...]
THE 85th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 6.00 pm on SATURDAY 9th MARCH 2013 in St. MARTIN of TOURS CHURCH HALL, EPSOM 3.00 to 4.00 pm St. Giles, Ashtead 3.00 to 4.30 pm St Martin of Tours, Epsom 4.30 pm Service at St. Martin of Tours, Epsom, followed by tea in the church hall 6.00 pm Meeting in [...]
(…taken from the Epsom Guardian) The bells are ringing out once more at a church whose community rallied round and raised nearly £16,000 for their repair. The bells at St Martin’s Church, in Church Street, Epsom, were last heard in September 2012, when a full peal of Grandshire Caters was rung to celebrate the 75th [...]
Guild Master Mike Bale is encouraging all towers in the Guild to ring for the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympics next Wednesday, 29th August, any time between 7.00 and 8.30 pm. It is entirely right that we should honour the Paralympians in the same way as the Olympic athletes, so let’s see what we can [...]
The tenor clapper at Leatherhead, which unfortunately sheared off minutes before the Olympic cyclists rode past, is now repaired and the full ring restored. The blame fell conveniently upon the Guild Master, Mike Bale, who happened to be ringing it at the time. Full credit to the band however, who re-grouped rapidly in time to [...]
Many thanks for all your efforts. I know a number of you felt it was “not what we do”, put by taking part we have created a lot of good will within the church, and a far amount of publicity for the exercise. At last count 30 Guild towers took part in the “All the [...]
Egham are holding the Monthly 10 bell practice on Thursday 2nd August from 19.45-21.00 so you can practice on both 10 and 12 bells in the space of three days!! What a challenge to people like me who are really 6 bell ringers and find 8 a challenge let alone 10!! Hope you all enjoyed [...]