Guide to the church bells of the Gloucester and Bristol Dioceses, includes ringing times and information on change ringing.
The Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers

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Firsts Fortnight and Peal & Quarter Peal Festival

Branch / Tower Name Date First
North Cotswold
Stow-on-the-Wold
Mark Travers 14/10/18 Covered to his first quarter of Grandsire Doubles.
North Cotswold
Bourton-on-the-Water
Rob Kilbey 14/10/18 Conducted his first 120.
North Cotswold
Great Rissington
Glenys Agg 14/10/18 Rang her first quarter - and rang it excellently.
Forest
Alvington
The Whole Alvington Band 13/10/18 Gave a bellringing demonstration and taster session for another tower and secured three new recruits.
Association
Firsts Fortnight 10/10/18 The G&B Firsts Fortnight is now open! Get your Branch Secretary to enter your achievement onto the list and see it up there with all the others. Whatever you did (in ringing obviously) for the first time is eligible.
Last BellBoard performances for Peal & Quarter Peal Festival:
15 Oct 2018 Leonard Stanley (Erica Magnis Campanis) 1260 Grandsire Triples
15 Oct 2018 Woodchester (St Mary) 1260 Plain Bob Doubles
14 Oct 2018 Barnsley (St Mary) 1296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
14 Oct 2018 Great Rissington (St John the Baptist) 1260 Grandsire Doubles
14 Oct 2018 Iron Acton (St James the Less) 5040 Surprise Minor (7m)

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Forthcoming Events

You are advised to check any events, either at the branch website or with the branch secretary, before travelling.

Oct 18 : Forest branch, Lydney
7:30pm 10 bell Practice
Oct 19 : Wotton branch, Chipping Sodbury
7:15pm Joint 8 bell Practice
Oct 20 : Bristol branch, TBA
3:00pm Striking Competition
Oct 20 : Forest branch, Newent
5:30pm Ringing
Oct 20 : Forest branch, The Dog at Over
7:30pm Annual Forest Supper
Oct 24 : Cirencester branch, Rendcomb
7:15pm Practice
Oct 27 : Stroud branch, tba
Branch Outing
Oct 27 : Bristol Rural branch, Thornbury
7:00pm Practice
Oct 27 : Swindon branch, South Marston
7:30pm Surprise Minor Practice
Nov 2 : Gloucester branch, Barnwood
7:30pm Surprise Major Practice
Nov 3 : Bristol Rural branch, tba
10:00am Training Day
Nov 3 : Gloucester branch, Barnwood
3:00pm Branch AGM
Nov 3 : Gloucester branch, Churchdown
7:30pm Ringing
Nov 5 : Forest branch, Lydney
7:30pm Practice
Nov 7 : Bristol branch, Henbury
7:30pm 8 bell practice
Nov 7 : Chippenham branch, Chippenham, St Andrew
7:30pm Surprise Major Practice
Nov 7 : Stroud branch, Horsley
7:30pm 8 Bell Practice
Nov 8 : Wotton branch, Cromhall
2:00pm Surprise Minor Practice
Nov 10 : Wotton branch, Dursley
3:00pm Ringing
Nov 10 : Stroud branch, Cherington
3:00pm Ringing
Nov 10 : Cirencester branch, Kemble
10:30am AGM
Nov 10 : Wotton branch, North Nibley
5:00pm Service, tea, branch AGM and ringing
Nov 10 : Stroud branch, Horsley
5:30pm Service, Tea, Branch AGM and Ringing
Nov 15 : Chippenham branch, Langley Burrell
7:30pm Doubles Practice
Nov 15 : Forest branch, Lydney
7:30pm 10 bell Practice
Nov 16 : Wotton branch, Chipping Sodbury
7:15pm Joint 8 bell Practice