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
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… 16/03/2020: Guild Report for 2019 (issued March 2020)
The Guildford Diocesan Guild report for 2019 (Issued at the Guild AGM on 14th March 2020) is available as a pdf document here: Guild Report 2019 The report is… 14/03/2020: Pam Bird
We are sorry to announce the sad news that Pam Bird, a Vice-President of the Guild, died peacefully in her sleep at Winton House Nursing Home in Nether Wallop,… 13/03/2020: Coronavirus – Covid-19
The CCCBR has issued the following advice: Many people are concerned about the effects of the current Coronavirus outbreak and what impact that has on us and our ringing… 27/02/2020: Team Leatherhead is famous
[caption id="attachment_9609" align="alignleft" width="1900"] Leatherhead Band[/caption] In 2018 when we rang to celebrate the centenary of the end of WWI I was asked by the ‘Pageant Master Bruno Peek’… 26/02/2020: Holy Week Training – 6th/7th April 2020
Some excellent training events are being held in the forthcoming Holy Week (when traditionally, we refrain from ringing). These are Listening skills How to 'read' a composition as set…