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
28/10/2019: Recruitment, training and safeguarding – blog of October 2019 meeting
Recruitment of ringers is important to the health of the Exercise and this came up in the context of the Charmborough Ring mobile belfry being used at Surrey Scoutabout… 09/10/2019: Leatherhead District Quarter Peal Day
We scored three quarters - Plain Bob Doubles at Capel, called by Ann Steed. This was the first quarter peal for Sue Sullivan and Lynn Boniface - many congratulations.… 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…