Future Meetings


Bingham14th Oct Cropwell Bishop  and Cotgrave
Mansfield23rd Sep Mansfield (1900) 
Newark18th Nov Sutton on Trent (1500) 
North Notts13th Oct Blyth (1930) 
Nottingham7th Oct  Outing
South Notts27th Sep Thrumpton (1930) 
Midweek Meetings TBC
Guild14th Oct East Drayton (1430) 

Recent Additions/Updates

20 Sep 2017
Nottingham District Outing details added.

10 Sep 2017
September Ladies Meeting venue confirmed

5 Sep 2017
Guild calendars now available.
Newark outing details available.

24 Aug 2017
Oswy Street Cup venue changed

7 Aug 2017
Bingham District September meeting change of time and venue
August Midweek meeting details
West Retford new contact added
Education courses updated

24 Jul 2017
West Retford updated.

6 Jul 2017
100 club July winners announced

22 Jun 2017
Warsop contact amended
ART Simulator course details added to Education page.

6 Jun 2017
Education page created and proposed events added to Guild Calendar

6 Jun 2017
Ringing suspended at Bawtry until further notice.


Guild Calendars 2018

Guild Calendars for 2018 are now available.
For more information click here

Fred Pembleton

Fred Pembleton, Bell Hanger and Engineer died on 4 September 2017. Over the years Fred had worked on many rings of bells within our Guild.
His funeral will take place on Friday 29th September at Ault Hucknall church at 10.30 am. Open ringing from 10.00 a.m.
Ringing after the funeral service is to be arranged by Stuart Brown from Blidworth.
Cremation at Mansfield Crematorium at 11.45 a.m.
Refreshments at the Shoulder of Mutton, Hardstoft.

Introducing the Southwell and Nottingham Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers

The Guild was created when the old Midland Counties Association and the North Nottinghamshire Association came to an end on the 31st December 1945. The old Midland Counties Association had covered a huge area including part of Staffordshire and the Dioceses of Derby, Leicester and Southwell. This new Guild which covered the whole of Nottinghamshire was called the Southwell Diocesan Guild of Change Ringers. At the end of the first year of operation the Annual Report recorded 213 ringing members which included 46 new members.

In 1959 the importance of less experienced ringers, who rang regularly for Sunday service but hitherto were not qualified for membership of the Guild, was recognised by changing the name of the Guild from the Southwell Diocesan Guild of Change Ringers to the Southwell Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers.

The Diocese of Southwell changed its name to The Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham at the end of 2005. At the Guild AGM in 2008 a motion to change the Guild's name to reflect the current name of the diocese and to continue the diocesan link was finally passed.

Today, ringing is based on six districts - Bingham, Mansfield, Newark, North Notts., Nottingham and South Notts. - each with its own District Officers who facilitate the successful running of the district. The 2016 Annual Report records a membership of 635.

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 Objects of the Guild

 It shall aim to be of service to the Church in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham by:-


Ringing for Divine Service


Recruiting and training ringers


Encouraging the art of change ringing


Helping ringers to improve their standard of ringing


Assisting in the care and restoration of bells and their fittings

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