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
06/10/2016: District Surprise Practice Friday, 7th October – cancelled
Dear All The Farnham District Master has reluctantly decided to cancel the Surprise practice which was to be held on Friday, 7th October at Crondall as there will not… 12/09/2016: Heritage Open Days – News
The Open Day at Epsom St Martins' was held on Sunday from 2.30 to 5 pm and attracted 25 visitors. This doesn't sound a lot, but it meant that everyone… 12/09/2016: The Essex Trophy Contest 2016
The Essex Trophy striking contest is a 10-bell competition held annually between Guilds and Associations in the south east. This year it was held on Saturday 10th September at Writtle… 02/09/2016: Central Council’s Review Action Group – Report
We have received the following report from Alison Everett, Deputy Chair of this new Central Council Group. It is reproduced below in full for your information. Note that the… 29/08/2016: Heritage Open Days – Hints
A new article with hints on running a successful Open Day is now available. You can view or download it from the link below. Running a successful Tower Open… 14/08/2016: Executive Matters – an informal account of the July meeting
Once again the Executive Committee had to tackle a long list of sometimes tricky matters, and this blog is my attempt to summarise the discussions in a digestible form.… 02/08/2016: Train the Trainer Training Course – 26th / 27th August
Hi All, I’m arranging another Train the Trainer course for the evening of Friday 26th and all day Saturday 27th August, and it will be run at St Martins… 10/07/2016: Guild 10-bell Competition Results
The Guild 10-bell inter-district competition was held at Leatherhead on 9th July. The judges were Kate and Paul Flavell, who gave the following results. The test piece was Grandsire Caters… 04/07/2016: The Ringing World National Youth Contest 2016
Our Guild's Young Ringers took part in the 2016 RWNYC held in London on 2nd July. The contest has grown in size since it started with 12 teams in 2011 to the 24… 20/05/2016: Heritage Open Days – 8 to 11 September 2016
The CCCBR has asked us to publicise the upcoming Heritage Open Days which will specifically feature Bell-Ringing this year. The BBC have picked this up and would like to… 18/05/2016: 8-Bell Striking Competition Results
The Guild 8-bell competition was held this morning at Chobham, with all four districts entering a band to ring the test piece of a touch of Double Norwich Court… 17/05/2016: What can we do for you? – An informal report of the May Guild Exec Meeting
"What can we do for you?" could be regarded as the theme for Jackie Roberts’ inaugural Executive Committee meeting as Master on 3rd May 2016, although the heavy agenda covered… 12/05/2016: No Farnham Advanced Practice on Tuesday 17th May 2016
Dear all, Due to the 5th still being out of action, the practice on 17th May will not be advanced. All are warmly welcome though, but only if you… 29/04/2016: South East England Youth Striking Contest write up in RINGING WORLD!
Congratulations to Matthew Pearson for an excellent article write up of the first South East England Youth Striking Contest (2016) that is in this week's Ringing World (Ringing World…