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
03/08/2021: Gloucester & Bristol Ringing Summer School, 23 – 29 August 2021
During lockdown last year, the Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan Association held a very successful on-line Summer School comprising a wide variety of seminars aimed at ringers hoping to improve… 29/07/2021: Service Ringing Restarts at Egham
We have started ringing for services again. The service times have changed and the new ringing times are: 08.30 - 09.00 10.00 - 10.30 Practices are still on Thursdays… 27/07/2021: Ringing recovery at Banstead
Online ringing did not take off at Banstead, but our small band held together via a weekly Zoom chat instead of a practice night and we were pleased to… 25/07/2021: Recovery at Leatherhead
Where to start? Soon after the beginning of the first lockdown in March 2020 our members were asked whether they might like to start a RingingRoom/Zoom group. Uptake was… 25/07/2021: First Twelve Bell Ringing at Guildford Cathedral in 16 months
The full ring of 12 bells at the Cathedral have not been heard since 15 March 2020 – by far the longest period in their history. This was duly… 19/07/2021: Recovery at Epsom Common
The ringers at Epsom Common have kept meeting in one way or another since the beginning of the first lockdown. Initially it was on Zoom using makeshift ‘bells’ before… 04/06/2021: Ringing set to recover – an informal blog of the April 2021 Exec Meeting
The success of the Covid vaccination programme means that we can expect limited resumption of ringing at the end of May. The CCCBR and ART have been active in…