Future Meetings


Bingham10th Feb Thoroton  and East Bridgford
Mansfield27th Jan Sutton in Ashfield (1515) 
Newark17th Mar Elston (1500) 
North Notts9th Feb Harworth (1930) 
Nottingham3rd Feb Nottingham S Peter (1500) 
South Notts27th Jan Edwalton (1500) 
Midweek Meetings6th Feb Edwinstowe (1000)  and TBC (1130)
Guild20th Feb Southwell (1930) 12-bell practice

Recent Additions/Updates

22 Jan 2018
February Midweek meeting added.

17 Jan 2018
Guild events added for 2018

12 Jan 2018
Mansfield District March meeting time confirmed.
Bunny service times updated.

11 Jan 2018
January 2018 100 club draw results updated.
Guild Saferguarding officer added.

5 Jan 2018
Ringing resumed at Trowell from January 8th.

3 Jan 2018
January Ladies meeting added.

1 Jan 2018
Documents and peal information updated to reflect change in fees effective Jan 1.

31 Dec 2017
Congratulations added to Bryan Birkett, with the Sutton-cum-Lound press release.

28 Nov 2017
December Ladies meeting added

27 Nov 2017
100 Club Results added after latest draw at Half-Yearly Meeting.
Ringers requested for Carol Service at Southwell


Bryan Birkett

Our Congratulations to Bryan Birkett from Sutton cum Lound who has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to Bell Ringing and the community in Nottinghamshire.
For more information click here

National 12-bell Contest Eliminator at Southwell

On Saturday 24 March Southwell Minster is hosting one of the 2018 Eliminators of the National Twelve-Bell Striking contest. The six teams drawn to ring at Southwell are Guildford, Melbourne, Bristol, Norwich, Oxford and Wimbourne.
For more information about this national event visit www.12bell.org.uk

March 24th will be an excellent opportunity to showcase ringing.

Help from our S&N Guild members will be needed throughout the day including stewarding and help with refreshments. If you can help please contact now!

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.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the report, please contact the



 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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