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.
  • Allan on WRENBURY, St MargaretHi Tom, I am a resident in Wrenbury and have enjoyed the sound of the bells and the clock for...
  • Jane Lockwood on BEBINGTON St AndrewI am interested in trying bell ringing at St Andrews' Church Bebington. Could anyone send me some details of how...
  • Rich Westman on RUNCORN All SaintsRestoration appeal in progress, visit for more details.

Latest News

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

  • Guild 8-bell striking competition 2020: Sat 4th 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
  • Guild 6-bell striking competition 2020: Sat 12th Sep '20, all day.
  • Guild 10-bell striking competition 2020: Sat 10th Oct '20, all day.
  • Upcoming Events

  • 10-bell practice: Sun 19th Jan '20, 15:00 - 16:30. St Mary, Stockport (10, 23-3-16 in Eb)
  • Surprise Major Practice.: Thu 23rd Jan '20, 19:30 - 21:00. St Nicholas, Wallasey (8, 16-2-20 in E)
  • Mid Branch Surprise Major Practice: Mon 27th Jan '20, 19:30 - 21:00. All Saints, Daresbury (8, 16-1-15 in E)
  • Quiz night: Fri 31st Jan '20, 19:00 - 22:00. British Legion, Poynton
  • Plain Bob Practice: Wed 5th Feb '20, 12:00 - 13:00. St Hilary, Wallasey (6, 8-2-17 in G)
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