October Guildford District Events

Dear all A reminder that there will be a Surprise practice on the lovely bells at HASLEMERE tomorrow evening (Friday 7th). Thank you to you all for making your towers available for the Quarter Peal event taking place over the…

District Surprise Practice Friday, 7th October – cancelled

Dear All The Farnham District Master has reluctantly decided to cancel the Surprise practice which was to be held on Friday, 7th October at Crondall as there will not be enough ringers to make it viable. Regards Helen Prescott Farnham…

Train the Trainer Training Course – 26th / 27th August‏

Hi All, I’m arranging another Train the Trainer course for the evening of Friday 26th and all day Saturday 27th August, and it will be run at St Martins of Tours, Epsom. The course consists of 3 sessions. From experience…

The Jangler’s Jug Competition

Leatherhead District held the annual district 6-bell striking competition for the Jangler’s Jug at Newdigate on 5th September.  Richard Trueman, District Master, and Quentin Armitage, District Chairman, created a new format for the competition this year, in which the test had three…

The Essex Trophy – Results

Six teams from neighbouring counties converged on St Nicolas’, Guildford this afternoon for the annual Essex Trophy Striking Competition.  We were treated to some excellent ringing of Pudsey Surprise Royal throughout the afternoon followed by a splendid Ringers’ Tea, at the…

New ART Awards and Other News

The Central Council have asked us to mention that they are circulating a leaflet to all diocesan communication officers called Bells in your care. The link is Bells-in-Your-Care.pdf. Also, the Association of Ringing Teachers is instituting some new awards which…

The Guild’s 10-bell Striking Competition – Results

The Guild’s annual 10-bell striking competition took place at Farnham (a 1959 Taylor 10) on Saturday 4th July 2015.  The test piece was a plain course of Sowerbine Treble Bob Royal (which is similar to Kent Treble Bob Royal).  The…

The Ringing World’s 70% Challenge

Most ringers know that the Central Council’s journal, The Ringing World, is under severe financial pressure.  The Ringing World is owned by the Central Council and thus by all affiliated ringing associations, but subscriptions have fallen to a dangerously low level.…

Striking a blow for democracy!

The Guild had a special weekend of ringing to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Over 20 towers within the Guild had special ringing, with peals of Bristol SM at Aldershot, Lincolnshire SR at Egham, and the first peal…