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
21/09/2021: Challenges and fun at Leatherhead
The peal of Bob Major at Leatherhead on Saturday shows that the Pandemic caused no more than a temporary interruption of progress, in one tower at least. Jemima Bleackley… 29/08/2021: Yorktown – Combine your practice with those of other towers
In the autumn of 2019 we at Yorktown organised a 'home and away' combined practice with the band at Epsom Common. It gave both bands the chance to ring… 24/08/2021: Guild towers open for Heritage Open Days 2021
Each year people are encouraged to experience local history, architecture and culture for free. This is an ideal opportunity to showcase bells and bell ringing and do a sly… 23/08/2021: Epsom, St Martin’s
The Epsom band continued to enjoy chatting in the (virtual) pub as soon as the lockdowns came into force, and we also managed to ring five bells (1 -… 23/08/2021: Crondall – Every tower should have a simulator
Prior to restarting general practices we held some targeted teaching sessions in the tower using the simulator. We have one total newbie who started with us during lockdown using… 08/08/2021: Recruitment advice from Shalford
When I retired/was made redundant, I really thought I ought to recruit a new band, something I had been putting off. Five regulars (and visitors on Mondays) really isn't… 03/08/2021: Gloucester & Bristol Ringing Summer School, 23 – 29 August 2021
During lockdown last year, the Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan Association held a very successful on-line Summer School comprising a wide variety of seminars aimed at ringers hoping to improve…