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Recent Additions/Updates

26 Sep 2019
Eastwood email contact updated.

5 Sep 2019
September Ladies Meeting added

19 Aug 2019
Stedman Triples training change of location.
Nottingham District outing details available.

14 Jul 2019
Newark District July Meeting cancelled
100 Club Draw Results available

9 Jul 2019
Nottingham District August meeting change of date and venue.

8 Jul 2019
July Ladies Meeting added - note Evening.
Hawton now 8 (Dove update)

6 Jul 2019
South Notts District September Meeting change of venue and date.

27 Jun 2019
Revised version of Bell Fund Grant Application advice document available.

23 Jun 2019
Bingham District July meeting change of venue.

17 Jun 2019
June South Notts meeting information added.

 

Future Meetings

District

Bingham9th Nov Hickling (1500) 
Mansfield16th Nov Hucknall Torkard (1500) 
Newark16th Nov South Scarle (1000) 
North Notts11th Nov Babworth (1930) 
Nottingham2nd Nov Lenton (1500) 
South Notts29th Oct Bunny (1930) 
Midweek Meetings TBC
Guild TBC
     
 

New Guild Website

The new Guild website is up and running at www.southwelldg.org.uk.
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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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