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

  • Tom on CONGLETON, St PeterSunday ringing 0930-1000 from January 2020. Not first or fifth Sundays.
  • Rich Westman on RUNCORN All SaintsRestoration appeal in progress, visit for more details.

Latest News

Barry Corbishley

We are sad to report the death on October 13th, of Barry Corbishley, a former member of the Chester Guild and ringer at Congleton and Macclesfield.

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Guild 6-bell Striking Competition 12th October 2019

Grappenhall (Mid Branch) won the 2019 competition at Holmes Chapel, narrowly beating the home team during an afternoon of generally fine ringing. This year featured the Trophy and new Novice competitions with eight teams entered from five branches, also three novice...

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Guild AGM 2019

Notice, Agenda and Documents for the Guild AGM 2019 are in the Event Details.

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Future Special Events

  • ART Conference 2020: Sat 14th Mar '20 - Sun 15th Mar '20, all day. Hilton Derbyshire
  • Guild 8-bell striking competition 2020: Sat 4th Apr '20, 14:00 - 16:00. St Bridget, West Kirby (8, 12-0-23 in G)
  • Wirral Branch Easter Monday Outing in Cheshire.: Mon 13th Apr '20, all day.
  • Guild AGM and ringing festival 2020: Sat 25th Apr '20, all day.
  • VE Day anniversary: Fri 8th May '20, all day.
  • Cheshire Show 2020: Tue 16th Jun '20 - Wed 17th Jun '20, all day. Tabley Showground
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    Upcoming Events

  • 10 Bell Practice at Oxton!: Thu 27th Feb '20, 19:30 - 21:00. St Saviour, Oxton (10, 20-1-16 in E)
  • Treble Bob workshop: Sat 29th Feb '20, 14:00 - 16:30. St Andrew’s Bebington
  • Youth practice: Sat 29th Feb '20, 14:30 - 16:00.
  • Plain Bob Practice: Wed 4th Mar '20, 12:00 - 13:00. St Hilary, Wallasey (6, 8-2-17 in G)
  • 8-bell training: Wed 4th Mar '20, 19:30 - 21:00. Barthomley, St Bertoline (8, 13-1-14) in E
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