We are an association of change ringers covering the Church of England's Bristol and Gloucester Dioceses.
Tower details are listed here, along with an explanation of change ringing and a sprinkling of links and pictures.
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- October 22nd 2016 The G&B Peal and Quarter Peal Festival 2016 starts (nominally) today and runs until next Sunday 30 October. In order to group performances together for eventual publication in the Ringing World an event has been created on Bellboard here. Click on 'Link Performance' and then 'Tower', then enter the details as normal. At the completion of the festival all the performances will be submitted for publication together.
- October 21st 2016 The latest edition of Swindon Branch's quarterly newsletter Belfry View is now on this site.
- October 20th 2016 The bells of Liddington in the Swindon Branch will dedicated on Saturday October 29th at 2.30pm during a service conducted by the Right Reverend Mike Hill, Bishop of Bristol. The first touch after the service will be rung by a G&B band followed by a Swindon Branch
band and then general ringing for anyone present who wants to.
Prior to this on Saturday October 22nd from 10am to 12 noon the tower will be open for visitors to inspect the bells and the installation. On this occasion there will be no ringing however.
- October 5th 2016 The latest edition of Cirencester Branch News is now on this site. There are reports on the striking competition, birthday and wedding anniversary celebrations and peal and quarter peal lists.
- September 16th 2016 The latest edition of Strike Note, the Chippenham Branch newsletter is now on this site. This issue features amongst other things reports on the striking competition, Malmesbury ringers' outing and surprisingly how no-one in Broad Hinton knows where their church is!
- July 2nd 2016 The Ringing World National Youth Contest took place in London on Saturday 2 July. The G&B Team of Margaret Pang, Fen Tongue, Maddie Johnson, Susannah Moore, Ben Haslam, Thomas Moller, Julian Howes and Oliver Bradley took part in one of the three qualifing sessions held at St Dunstan in the West. Unfortunately, despite being classified with an A they were not successful in progressing to the final at St Olave, Hart Street. Only one change ringing band and one call changes band progressed to the final and from St Dunstan this place was taken by an Oxford DG band. They and the rest of the group made full use of the ringing opportunities available however. More information and pictures will be available soon.
- April 13th 2016 The unapproved minutes of the recent Association AGM are availablehere
- April 9th 2016 The results of the striking competitions for the Penn (eight bell) and Croome (six bell) trophies are now available on this site. Also available are the results of the Tower of the Year competition.
- March 5th 2016 The Association Annual Report 2015 and Handbook for 2016 has been published. Copies have been distributed to the branches via their officials.
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You are advised to check any events, either at the branch website or with the branch secretary, before travelling.Oct 28 : Forest branch, Lydney
7:30pm Treble Bob and Surprise Minor Practice
Oct 28 : Chippenham branch, Tetbury
Oct 29 : Swindon branch, Liddington
2:30pm Dedication Service (ringing afterwards)
Nov 1 : Wotton branch, Wotton under Edge
7:30pm Triples Practice
Nov 2 : Bristol branch, Henbury
7:30pm 8 bell practice
Nov 2 : Chippenham branch, Chippenham, St Andrew
7:30pm Surprise Major Practice
Nov 4 : Gloucester branch, Barnwood
7:30pm Surprise Major Practice
Nov 5 : Bristol Rural branch, TBA
Nov 7 : Forest branch, Awre
Nov 10 : Wotton branch, Cromhall
2:00pm Surprise Minor Practice
Nov 10 : Cheltenham branch, Cheltenham Minster
Nov 12 : Wotton branch, Slimbridge
Nov 12 : Gloucester branch, Maisemore
3:00pm Branch AGM
Nov 12 : Stroud branch, Cherington
Nov 12 : Tewkesbury branch, Kemerton
4:00pm Branch Evensong, AGM and bring and share supper
Nov 12 : Stroud branch, Horsley
4:30pm Service, Tea, Branch AGM and Ringing
Nov 12 : Wotton branch, Coaley
4:45pm Service, tea, branch AGM and ringing
Nov 12 : Gloucester branch, Ashleworth
Nov 16 : Cirencester branch, Meysey Hampton
7:30pm Grandsire Doubles Practice
Nov 17 : Forest branch, Lydney
7:30pm 10 bell Practice
Nov 17 : Chippenham branch, Langley Burrell
7:30pm Doubles Practice
Nov 18 : Bristol branch, Cathedral
Nov 18 : Wotton branch, Chipping Sodbury
7:30pm Joint 8 bell Practice
Nov 19 : Bristol branch, TBA
2:45pm Branch AGM
Nov 19 : Cheltenham branch, Winchcombe
Nov 19 : Chippenham branch, Kington St Michael
3:00pm Ringing, Service, Tea and AGM
Nov 19 : Swindon branch, Liddington
Nov 19 : Forest branch, Mitcheldean and Blaisdon
4:00pm Annual General Meeting
Nov 19 : Cirencester branch, Watermoor
Nov 23 : Stroud branch, Horsley
7:30pm 8 Bell Practice