Chester Diocesan Guild of
Church Bell Ringers

We promote and foster the ringing of bells for Christian prayer, worship and celebration; the ringing of bells on occasions of national or local commemoration, celebration or mourning; the provision, preservation, restoration and augmentation of bells and their fittings; education and training in all aspects of bell ringing and maintenance.

Towers Newsflash

  • Andrew Hebden on BARTHOMLEY, St BertolineThere is now an active band at Barthomley with ringing every Sunday and a well attended practice on Wednesday.
  • Rich Westman on RUNCORN All SaintsRestoration appeal in progress, visit for more details.

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Ringing Room

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Future Special Events

  • Guild 8-bell competition 2024: Sat 16th Mar '24, 14:30 - 16:00. All Saints, Daresbury (8, 16-1-15 in E)
  • Guild AGM 2024: Sat 11th May '24, all day.
  • Guild 6-bell competition 2024: Sat 14th Sep '24, all day.
  • Guild 10-bell competition 2024: Sat 26th Oct '24, all day.
  • Upcoming Events
  • 12-bell open practice: Mon 4th Mar '24, 19:30 - 21:00. Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary, Chester (12, 24-3-0 in D)
  • Branch practice: Wed 6th Mar '24, 19:30 - 21:00. St Mary, Astbury
  • Branch meeting: Sat 9th Mar '24, 14:00 - 16:00. Holmes Chapel, St Luke (6, 11-0-0) in F#
  • 10-bell practice: Sun 10th Mar '24, 15:00 - 16:30. St Mary, Stockport (10, 23-3-16 in Eb)
  • Branch practice: Wed 20th Mar '24, 19:30 - 21:00. Barthomley, St Bertoline (8, 13-1-14) in E