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
23/05/2015: Strike a blow for Democracy!
Sunday 14th June is planned to be the Great Ringing Day to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Malcolm Loveday and Kate Flavell have a front page article… 13/05/2015: Results of Guild 8-bell Striking Competition on 9th May 2015
The competition took place at Banstead. The judges were Peter Joyce and Rhian Bagshaw. Band 1 (Guildford District): good rhythm, inconsistent leads, improved as it went, no method mistakes.… 12/05/2015: 70th Anniversary of VE Day
Below is a list of performances from the Guildford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers to mark the 70th Anniversary of VE Day. Others can be found here: http://www.bb.ringingworld.co.uk/event.php?id=2752.… 12/05/2015: Change Ringing for the Future
This is one of the focal points of the upcoming Central Council Meeting... Change Ringing for the Future - May 2015. "...The ageing population of ringers combined with the… 11/05/2015: Cathedral bells – 50th anniversary
This year sees the 50th anniversary of the opening of the original ring of ten bells at Guildford Cathedral on 17th May 1965. This significant landmark in the history… 07/05/2015: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge
One peal and three quarter peals scored so far for Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge from the Guildford Diocesan Guild (born 2 May 2015). Other ringing performances from… 02/05/2015: The ‘Ringing for England’ Campaign
Those who saw the ringing on 'The One Show' will have been disappointed but not surprised that the Beeb took the usual disrespectful 'Mars Bar' approach, but at least… 30/04/2015: Clandon Park House fire: Mansion left a ‘shell’
An 18th Century stately home has been left a "shell" after a devastating fire, the National Trust has said. The blaze at Grade I listed Clandon Park House, near… 29/04/2015: Clandon Park House hit by major fire
A major blaze has broken out at an 18th Century stately home in Surrey. Some 60 firefighters are tackling the fire at Clandon Park House, a mansion just outside… 18/04/2015: Ringing for England on BBC1 on 23 April
Libby Alexander of Ringing For England has told us that there will be live ringing shown during The One Show on BBC1 on Thursday 23 April, 7 - 7.30… 15/04/2015: Updating the calendar
We are aware that District Secretaries and Masters would like to be able to update the calendar so that late changes can be quickly made. Unfortunately this is posing us with a… 15/04/2015: Find a Tower!
Are you organising an outing and want to know what is nearby? Are you stuck for somewhere nearby to go on a practice night? You can now find towers… 12/04/2015: Guild Clothing Now Available To Order
A wide range of clothing with the Guildford Guild logo is now avaliable to order, via this website (www.guildfordguild.org.uk/clothing ). Orders may be made by individuals or (to save postage) by… 29/03/2015: VE Day Ringing at 11am Sat 9 May
The Leader of the House of Commons, William Hague, has written to the Central Council inviting ringers to ring at this time to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the…