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

Last 5 firsts entered: (all)
Branch / Tower Name Date First
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Gordon Dennis 27/10/19 First covering to a quarter of doubles
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Rachel Bagley 27/10/19 First quarter as joint conductor
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Rachel Bagley 27/10/19 First quarter of Plain Bob Doubles inside
Tewkesbury
Ashton-under-Hill
Harry Stephenson 03/11/19 First 100 quarters
Tewkesbury
Ashton-under-Hill
Ian Tuffill 03/11/19 First covering to a quarter of doubles
Last 5 performances on BellBoard for Peal & Quarter Peal Festival: (all)
3 Nov 2019 Ashton under Hill (St Barbara) 1260 Plain Bob Doubles
3 Nov 2019 Slimbridge (St John the Evangelist) 1260 Mixed Doubles
3 Nov 2019 Tewkesbury Abbey (St Mary the Virgin) 1260 Plain Bob Triples
2 Nov 2019 Swindon (St Mark) 5072 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
2 Nov 2019 Twyning (St Mary Magdalene) 1260 Plain Bob Doubles

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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.

Nov 21 : Forest branch, Lydney
7:30pm 10 bell Practice
Nov 23 : Bristol Rural branch, Coalpit Heath
2:30pm AGM
Nov 23 : Chippenham branch, Chippenham St Andrew
2:30pm Ringing, Service, Tea and AGM
Nov 23 : Swindon branch, Highworth
4:00pm AGM
Nov 23 : Stroud branch, tba
7:30pm Quiz Night
Nov 24 : Forest branch, Newent
7:00pm Triples Evening
Dec 3 : Tewkesbury branch, Kemerton
7:30pm Join practice
Dec 4 : Stroud branch, Horsley
7:30pm 8 Bell Practice
Dec 4 : Chippenham branch, Chippenham, St Andrew
7:30pm Surprise Major Practice
Dec 6 : Cirencester branch, Bibury
7:30pm Practice
Dec 6 : Gloucester branch, Barnwood
7:30pm Surprise Major Practice
Dec 7 : Wotton branch, Horton
3:00pm Ringing, followed by Advent Carol Service and refreshments
Dec 7 : Stroud branch, Horsley
5:00pm Ringing, Carol Service at 6pm with Ringing after
Dec 9 : Swindon branch, Wroughton (tbc)
7:30pm Practice
Dec 9 : Cheltenham branch, Leckhampton
7:30pm Practice
Dec 12 : Wotton branch, Cromhall
2:00pm Surprise Minor Practice
Dec 14 : Gloucester branch, tba
7:30pm Practice
Dec 18 : Wotton branch, Berkeley
7:30pm 10 bell Practice
Dec 18 : Chippenham branch, Colerne
7:30pm Practice
Dec 19 : Forest branch, Lydney
7:30pm 10 bell Practice
Dec 20 : Wotton branch, Chipping Sodbury
7:30pm 8 bell Practice
Dec 21 : Forest branch, Tidenham
6:30pm Carol Service