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
18/08/2020: 2020 Westley Awards success for Josh Richardson
We are pleased to announce that Josh Richardson has been recognised in the ‘highly commended’ runner-up category of the 2020 Westley Awards for Church Bell Maintenance for his work on the bells and fittings at Dunsfold and especially at Hascombe. Josh has coordinated a team effort… 27/06/2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update from the Central Council 25 June 2020
The Central Council has published an update at https://cccbr.org.uk/coronavirus/ on their discussions with the Church of England authorities to ensure a safe and timely return to ringing. The CC's set… 16/06/2020: Ron Diserens
We are sorry to record the death from cancer of Ron Diserens, a Guild member at Dorking since 1980. Ron rang 1411 peals, 98 as conductor, and among his… 12/05/2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update from the Central Council (11 May 2020) The Central Council has released a new summary of the current Church of England guidance and CC advice on… 06/05/2020: Central Council Position Statement / Guidance on COVID-19
Central Council Position Statement / Guidance on COVID-19 (5 May 2020) This position statement issued by the Central Council deserves as wide a circulation as possible. While I am… 08/04/2020: Ivan Saunders
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Ivan J M Saunders, one of the Guild’s Vice-Presidents, on 4th April 2020. Ivan was born in 1938… 16/03/2020: Guild 6-Bell Striking Competition, 14th March 2020
Five bands competed in the Guild’s annual 6-bell striking contest at Puttenham on 14th March 2020. The test piece was 180 changes of Doubles or Minor or 6 minutes…