The Guildford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers is dedicated to supporting and encouraging traditional bell ringing in the churches of the Guildford Diocese. We have 64 ringing towers divided between four Districts & our young ringers – we currently have over 600 members.
Learn to ring church bells: Recruiting now – find your local tower!What is Bell Ringing? Bell Ringing is an activity like no other – a unique mix of physical exercise with mental agility that is part of our history but still practiced & evolving today.
Why Bell Ringing? Bell Ringing is great fun! There are about 40,000 bellringers in the UK, and 40,000 people can’t be wrong – it’s a great hobby socially too!
When do we ring? Each tower generally rings on a Sunday & has a mid-week practice night. There are also many & varied socials!
Who can learn to ring? Most people are aged between 10 and 70. You never know it all, there’s always something new to learn. Ringing is multi-denominational – there are ringers from all religious and ethnic backgrounds. You do not need to be musical or strong!
How do we train? Ringing can appear challenging, so we train each individual action and then link them together, building your bell control with each step.