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
23/12/2017: George Swallow
I am sorry to inform ringers that George Swallow died on Tuesday 19th December 2017. George was a ringer at Dorking and Ranmore and a former Treasurer of the… 28/11/2017: Holy Trinity’s Peal Of Bells Will Commemorate Great War Soldier And A Former Bellringer
(...taken from: http://www.guildford-dragon.com/2017/11/28/holy-trinitys-peal-bells-will-commemorate-great-war-soldier-rang-church/) By David Rose If you are in Guildford High Street this Saturday morning (December 2, 2017) and hear the bells ringing out from Holy Trinity Church,… 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…