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

We are an association of change ringers covering the Church of England's Bristol and Gloucester Dioceses. These cover the county of Gloucestershire and the north of Wiltshire, together with the city of Bristol.

Interested in learning to ring? We'd love to teach you! Read all about it on our Learning to Ring page which includes the answers to some common questions. We always need ringers and you would be assured of a warm welcome whether you're 9 or 90!

In view of the current situation with coronavirus Covid-19 and in accordance with Government and Central Council advice all ringing for practice, Sunday service or at branch meetings has been suspended. You should therefore consider any ringing times given in the calendar or the tower listings as incorrect and subject to verification. Please do not travel unless you are absolutely certain that any ringing is actually taking place.

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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.

Aug 9 : Forest branch, Zoom
7:00pm Getting your Bell in the Right Rhythmical Spot
Aug 12 : Stroud branch, Cancelled
7:30pm Practice
Aug 13 : Wotton branch, Cancelled
2:00pm Surprise Minor Practice
Aug 13 : Cirencester branch, Cancelled
6:30pm Practice
Aug 15 : Forest branch, Cancelled
3:00pm Practice
Aug 16 : Forest branch, Ringing Room
7:00pm Branch Practice
Aug 19 : Wotton branch, Cancelled
7:30pm 10 bell Practice
Aug 20 : Forest branch, Cancelled
7:30pm 10 bell Practice
Aug 21 : Wotton branch, Cancelled
7:30pm 8 bell Practice
Aug 23 : Forest branch, Zoom
7:00pm What's Grandsire Doubles All About?
Aug 24 - Aug 29 : Zoom
G&B Ringing Summer School
Aug 29 : Swindon branch, Cancelled
2:00pm Support Practice
Aug 30 : Forest branch, Cancelled
7:00pm Triples Evening
Sep 2 : Chippenham branch, Cancelled
7:30pm Surprise Major Practice
Sep 2 : Stroud branch, Cancelled
7:30pm 8 Bell Practice
Sep 4 : Gloucester branch, Cancelled
7:30pm Surprise Major Practice