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
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… 04/01/2016: GDGYR: January
Hi all As part of the New Year recovery plan, I can confirm that the next Young Ringers practice is at Ewell on the 9th January at 4:30pm. Hope… 31/12/2015: Young Ringers Quarter Peal
Hi all Six of the Guild Young Ringers successfully rang a quarter peal together at Ash, a fantastic achievement by the group. The details are on the Ringing World's… 13/12/2015: SUE ASHTON
It is with great regret that I have to advise you that Sue Ashton, a former Tower Captain at Stoke D'Abernon, passed away this morning after a long battle… 01/12/2015: LEATHERHEAD DISTRICT QUIZ EVENING
All, This is early advice of the District Quiz evening which will be held this time in Church House, St Martins, Epsom on Saturday 2nd January 2016 at 7.30… 01/12/2015: GDGYR December update
Dear all As we head into Christmas, I thought I should update you on the plans that we have coming up. First of all we have our next practice,… 23/11/2015: Well done to West Clandon!
This is just a note to say a big "Well Done!" to the new band at West Clandon who rang for Sunday Service this morning for the first time.… 18/11/2015: Please bear with us – under reconstruction
We are currently reconfiguring this website. Sorry for the inconvenience. Please check back with us soon. 14/11/2015: Bridget Gordon Legacy: update 1
Update Number 1, November 2015 This is the first in a series of updates of developments since the competition for funds from the legacy was launched at the Guild…