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
27/04/2016: Farnham District Practice: Friday 29th April at Worplesdon cancelled
Dear All The tower captain at Worplesdon has suggested we postpone the visit to his practice on Friday, 29th April as his band members are unable to attend this… 04/04/2016: First Ever South East England Contest 2016!
Dear All The very first South-East England Youth Striking Contest was held today at Christ Church, Epsom and was a resounding success. Six teams took part, so we had… 01/04/2016: BBC Music Day On Friday 3rd June
The BBC is running a 'Music Day' on 3rd June and they say: Church bells are a wonderful symbol of community cohesion and since Music Day is all about… 22/03/2016: Guildford Cathedral through to 12-bell final
Guildford Cathedral came third out of eight in the eliminator for the National 12-bell contest that was held at High Wycombe on 19th March. This means that they qualify for… 15/03/2016: GDGYR: We have a NEW LOGO!! 15/03/2016: GDGYR: March
Hi all Nice to see a good number of you at Haslemere on the 5th March. We were able to ring a variety of things on six, eight and… 14/03/2016: Guild AGM and 6-bell Striking Competition
Dear All For the benefit of those not present at the Guild AGM this afternoon, the officers elected were as follows: Master: Jackie Roberts Secretary: Margaret Bale Treasurer: Chris… 23/02/2016: GDGYR: February
Hi all We had a good practice on the very nice ring at Wonersh this month – I hope you enjoyed them! The next practice will be at Haslemere… 20/02/2016: Master on Radio Surrey
Guild Master, Mike Bale, is expecting to be interviewed on BBC Radio Surrey/ Radio Sussex (104 FM and digital) on Sunday morning, about the issue of ringing being classified… 14/02/2016: DECISIONS, DECISIONS? – An informal report of the February Guild Exec Meeting
The first meeting each year of the Guild’s Executive Committee is arguably the most important. The Committee consists of the District and Guild officers, the Central Council representatives and… 14/02/2016: Guild AGM Notice & Agenda
The Annual General Meeting of the Guild will be held at 6 pm on Saturday 12th March in St Peter's Church Hall, Farnborough. The 6-bell striking competition will be… 29/01/2016: Inaugural South East England Youth Striking Contest!!
Inaugural South East England Youth Striking Contest will take place Saturday 2nd April 2016! Youth bands have been invited & all arrangements are in place for the contest. See… 29/01/2016: GDGYR: January practice @ Ewell
Hi all We had an excellent practice at Ewell this month, with 14 of you packed into the small ringing room - I hope you enjoyed the practice and… 24/01/2016: First tower outing for new West Clandon band
The new band at West Clandon enjoyed their first tower outing yesterday. Other novice ringers joined in from around the District for a day specifically planned for new ringers…