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
09/10/2019: An Active Guild – an informal blog of July 2019 Exec Meeting
The Guild undertakes a lot of training work, which includes helping ringing tutors to develop their teaching abilities, but also running courses on belfry maintenance and some hands-on courses… 07/10/2019: Essex Trophy 2019
A Guild band competed for the Essex Trophy on 14th September. This is a 10-bell contest between Guilds and Associations representing the home counties. The test piece was a… 03/08/2019: Leatherhead Church closed for renovation until Christmas 2019
Leatherhead Church (S Mary and S Nicholas) is closed for renovation until Christmas 2019 and no ringing will be possible. A new floor and heating system is being fitted… 22/07/2019: London 2019 Mini-roadshow – 8th September
An exciting Mini-Roadshow will be held at Goldsmiths College, east London, as part of the Central Council Meeting taking place that weekend. This includes a talk on 'Building a… 22/07/2019: An unusual invitation
I have done some fairly unusual things as a ringer, but undoubtedly the most unlikely ever took place in May when I represented the Guild at a reception at… 09/06/2019: GDG 10-bell Striking Competition, St Andrew’s, Farnham, 8 June 2019
Guildford District were the overall winners of the inter-district 10-bell competition which took place at St Andrew’s, Farnham, on 8 June 2019 between teams from Guildford, Farnham and Leatherhead.… 02/06/2019: Bell Restoration Predominates – an informal blog of the April 2019 Exec Committee
This meeting was fairly short, with Bell Restoration projects predominating, as at other recent Executive Committee meetings. Lynn Boniface was welcomed as the newly-elected Guild Secretary. Holy Trinity, Guildford,…