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Recent Additions/Updates

6 Jun 2019
June Ladies meeting added

5 Jun 2019
June Midweek meeting venue change;
Nottingham District October meeting date and venue change.

3 Jun 2019
June Surprise Major practice added.

28 May 2019
Corpus Christi Clifton added.

24 May 2019
Daytime Ringing June 13th added

20 May 2019
Ringing suspended until further notice at All Saints, Nottingham.

8 May 2019
Crawford Cup final details available

29 Apr 2019
100 Club draw results published.
May Ladies' Meeting details available.

8 Apr 2019
Data Protection information updated.

27 Mar 2019
Document for Guild AGM now includes details of two motions for Bell Fund Governing Document.

 

Future Meetings

District

Bingham13th Jul Willoughby on the Wolds (1500) 
Mansfield3rd Aug Edwinstowe (1900) 
Newark20th Jul Ossington (TBC) 
North Notts10th Jul Laxton (1930) 
Nottingham6th Jul Daybrook (1000) Plain Bob Doubles Workshop and Beeston (1000) Plain Bob Triples/Major Workshop
South Notts28th Jun Sutton Bonington (TBC) 
Midweek Meetings18th Jun Ruddington (1400) 
Guild19th Jun Sutton on Trent (1930) 
     
 

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 2018 Annual Report records a membership of 654.

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 Objects of the Guild

 It shall aim to be of service to the Church in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham by:-

a

Supporting local ringers and bands in order to maintain ringing for church services

b

Providing training for ringers and assistance with recruiting

c

Encouraging the art of change ringing by:
(i) Providing rewarding and enjoyable activities for members; and
(ii) Raising the profile of ringing within the Church and the wider community

d

Helping ringers improve their standard of ringing

e

Promoting and supporting ringing for national and community events; and

f

Assisting in the care and restoration of bells and their fittings

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