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
09/10/2017: Rupert Caporn
I am sorry to inform members of the Guild that Rupert Caporn, until recently Master of the Chertsey District, died last Friday. He had been ill for some time, and had recently… 08/10/2017: Business as usual – for how much longer? An informal view of the July ’17 Exec Meeting
Changes are afoot in the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers. They want to do more than change the name: they want to change the structure to be more… 18/07/2017: Bridget Gordon Legacy: Update 2
Background: The late Miss Bridget Gordon, who lived in Woking and was a ringer at Send, left a legacy in the region of £180,000 to the Guild’s Bell Restoration… 07/06/2017: Strike Back Express to Bath – Route Change – 29 July 2017
A special excursion to Bath has been arranged for 29th July, to raise money for a new Strike Back Against Blood Cancer charity which is being run entirely by ringers. … 15/05/2017: Keeping things moving – an informal report on the April 2017 Guild Exec Meeting
Probably the most significant work of the Guild is in relation to the Bell Restoration Fund. Many projects are live at the moment: Ewhurst, Guildford St Mary, West Clandon… 10/05/2017: 8-Bell Striking Competition Results
Congratulations to Guildford District for winning the 8-bell Striking Competition on 6th May at Farnborough. The judges were Ken and Sue Davenport, the method was St Clements College Bob Triples, and… 13/03/2017: Welcome to new members of the Exec – an informal report – February 2017
The first meeting after the District ADMs is always interesting, with new members to meet and budgets to agree. It was good to welcome Claire Le Marie as the…