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Recent Additions/Updates

19 Feb 2018
South Notts Calendar updated for 2018-2019

13 Feb 2018
Library primary catalogue updated.

12 Feb 2018
RW Guild Reference and Library Bellringing Books catalogue updated.

7 Feb 2018
New version of Articles page created with new information.

2 Feb 2018
Mansfield District calendar added, and officers updated.
Hucknall and Harby updated
South Notts secretary added.

29 Jan 2018
Newark Committee changes
Harby contact updated
Woodborough practice information updated

28 Jan 2018
South Notts Crawford Cup heat change of date.

28 Jan 2018
Nottingham St Mary ringing suspended
Midweek meeting tower confirmed.

25 Jan 2018
Newark District change of venue for March meeting.
Education updated for 2018

24 Jan 2018
North Notts tower information and contacts updated. Calendar information added.

 

Future Meetings

District

Bingham10th Mar Holme Pierrepont  and Bingham
Mansfield24th Mar Eastwood (1500) 
Newark17th Mar Coddington (1400) Novice Trophy and (1500) CC Heat
North Notts14th Mar Everton (1930) 
Nottingham3rd Mar Bramcote (1430) 
South Notts26th Feb Keyworth (1930) 
Midweek Meetings20th Feb Edwinstowe (1400) 
Guild20th Feb Southwell (1930) 12-bell practice
     
 

National 12-bell Contest Eliminator at Southwell

On Saturday 24 March Southwell Minster is hosting one of the 2018 Eliminators of the National Twelve-Bell Striking contest. The six teams drawn to ring at Southwell are Guildford, Melbourne, Bristol, Norwich, Oxford and Wimborne.
For more information about this national event visit www.12bell.org.uk

March 24th will be an excellent opportunity to showcase ringing.

Help from our S&N Guild members will be needed throughout the day including stewarding and help with refreshments. If you can help please contact now!
 

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 2016 Annual Report records a membership of 635.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the report, please contact the

 

 

 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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