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
09/06/2019: GDG 10-bell Striking Competition, St Andrew’s, Farnham, 8 June 2019
Guildford District were the overall winners of the inter-district 10-bell competition which took place at St Andrew’s, Farnham, on 8 June 2019 between teams from Guildford, Farnham and Leatherhead.… 02/06/2019: Bell Restoration Predominates – an informal blog of the April 2019 Exec Committee
This meeting was fairly short, with Bell Restoration projects predominating, as at other recent Executive Committee meetings. Lynn Boniface was welcomed as the newly-elected Guild Secretary. Holy Trinity, Guildford,… 12/05/2019: Guild 8-Bell Striking Competition, 11th May 2019
Bands from the Guild’s four Districts gathered at St Peter’s, Old Woking, on Saturday 11 May to take part in the 8-bell striking competition, ringing a touch of three… 12/05/2019: Contacting towers and Guild officers by email
All Tower Contacts and Guild Officers have 'anonymised' email addresses. We don't put the names, postal addresses or email addresses of tower contacts under the details for each tower,… 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…