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.

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Latest News

Sam Kershaw

Sad to report that Sam Kershaw, long retired ringer from Goostrey, has died. The funeral will be Monday 30th July 2018 at St Luke's Goostrey.

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Future Special Events

  • ART Module 1 - North West: Sat 6th Oct '18, 9:30 - 17:30. St Margaret, Dunham Massey (10, 25-2-24 in C)
  • A Celebration of the Life of Michael Orme: Thu 11th Oct '18, 13:15 - 17:00. St Michael’s, Macclesfield (12, 26-0-21 in D)
  • Guild 6-bell striking competition and AGM 2018: Sat 13th Oct '18, 15:00 - 18:00. St Bartholomew, Thurstaston (6, 6-2-15 in B♭)
  • Guild 10-bell striking competition 2018: Sat 27th Oct '18, 11:00 - 16:00. St Margaret, Dunham Massey (10, 25-2-24 in C)
  • Armistice 100: Sun 11th Nov '18, all day.
  • Next 10 events

  • Advanced Practice: Wed 26th Sep '18, 19:30 - 21:00. St Peter, Waverton (8, 8-0-10 in G)
  • 8-bell training: Sat 29th Sep '18, 14:30 - 16:30. St Mark, Bredbury (8, 11-2-7- in G)
  • Plain Bob Practice: Wed 3rd Oct '18, 12:00 - 13:00. St Hilary, Wallasey (6, 8-2-17 in G)
  • Ringing Master's Practice: Thu 4th Oct '18, 19:30 - 21:00.
  • South Branch 6-Bell Roving Practice: Thu 4th Oct '18, 19:30 - 21:00. St Leonard, Warmingham
  • ART Module 1 - North West: Sat 6th Oct '18, 9:30 - 17:30. St Margaret, Dunham Massey (10, 25-2-24 in C)
  • A Celebration of the Life of Michael Orme: Thu 11th Oct '18, 13:15 - 17:00. St Michael’s, Macclesfield (12, 26-0-21 in D)
  • Surprise Major Practice: Thu 11th Oct '18, 19:30 - 21:00. St Bridget, West Kirby (8, 12-0-23 in G)
  • 6-bell advanced practice: Wed 17th Oct '18, 19:30 - 21:00. St Luke, Goostrey, (6, 6-0-0 in B♭)
  • 8-bell practice: Thu 18th Oct '18, 20:00 - 21:30. St Mary the Virgin, Bowdon (8, 18-0-6 in E)