Future Meetings

District

Bingham8th Jul Woodborough  and Oxton
Mansfield22nd Jul Selston (1900) 
Newark15th Jul Winthorpe (1500) 
North Notts10th Jul Worksop Priory Ch of SS Mary & Cuthbert (1930) 
Nottingham1st Jul Nuthall (1000) 
South Notts28th Jun Upper Broughton (1930) 
Midweek Meetings TBC
Guild27th Jun Southwell (1930) 12-bell practice
     

Recent Additions/Updates

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.

31 May 2017
Education Officer added
CC Reps updated
2016 District Reports added
South Notts Calendar updates
June Daytime Meeting added

25 May 2017
Guild Vice Chairman updated
100 Club draw results posted
Peal information updated
East Bridgford contact updated.

20 May 2017
Woodborough and East Bridgford updates.

17 May 2017
June Ladies' meeting added
Nottingham District Calendar update

16 May 2017
Orston information updated.

15 May 2017
Contacts updated for Cuckney and Mansfield Woodhouse.

13 May 2017
Crawford Cup results published

  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 2015 Annual Report records a membership of 611.

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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:-

(i)

Ringing for Divine Service

(ii)

Recruiting and training ringers

(iii)

Encouraging the art of change ringing

(iv)

Helping ringers to improve their standard of ringing

(v)

Assisting in the care and restoration of bells and their fittings

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