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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- November 23rd 2014 The latest edition of the Cirencester Branch News is now available on this site. This entire issue is devoted to the memory of Barbara Holden, Branch Ringing Master.
- November 16th 2014 The next G & B Youth Team practice is on Sunday 23 November. Starting at 2.30 it is a joint practice with the Bristol University Ringers at St Stephens Bristol. As ever, any G & B ringers under the age of 19 are welcome.
- October 18th 2014 An event has been created on BellBoard to enable linking of all performances during the Peal and Quarter Peal Festival. Access BellBoard using this link and then enter the performance in the usual way and submit it to the Ringing World. All performances should then appear grouped for the festival.
- October 8th 2014 The Association's Insurance Policy document has been updated following renewal of the insurance.
- September 1st 2014 The first of Swindon Branch's new quarterly newsletter Belfry View is now on this site. Belfry View September 2014.
- August 25th 2014 The September edition of Strike Note, the Chippenham Branch newsletter is now available on this site.
- July 7th 2014 The G&B Youth Team took part in the Ringing World National Youth Contest at Worcester on Saturday July 5th. They produced some excellent ringing in the practice piece but unfortunately a method mistake in the test piece resulted in an A- by the judges and 2nd place in the method ringing category. In their summing up the judges singled out the team's performance as having 'the potential to be great'. Full story with pictures here. Planning now starts for the 2015 competition!
- May 1st 2014 The April edition of the North Cotswold Branch newsletter is now available on this site.
- April 14th 2014 The unapproved minutes of the recent Association AGM are availablehere
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You are advised to check any events, either at the branch website or with the branch secretary, before travelling.Nov 26 : Stroud branch, Horsley
7:30pm 8 Bell Practice
Nov 28 : Forest branch, TBA
7:30pm Surprise Minor Practice
Dec 1 : Forest branch, Hartpury
7:30pm Branch Practice
Dec 2 : Cirencester branch, Cirencester St John
7:30pm 12 Bell Practice
Dec 2 : Stroud branch, Stroud
7:30pm Stedman Practice
Dec 3 : Chippenham branch, Chippenham, St Andrew
7:30pm Surprise Major Practice
Dec 3 : Bristol branch, Henbury
7:30pm 8 bell practice
Dec 5 : Gloucester branch, Barnwood
7:30pm Surprise Major Practice
Dec 6 : Bristol Rural branch, Tytherington
Dec 6 : Wotton branch, Slimbridge
3:00pm Ringing, followed by Carol Service and refreshments
Dec 6 : Wotton branch, Coaley
Dec 8 : Swindon branch, Swindon St Mark
Dec 8 : Chippenham branch, Marshfield
Dec 9 : North Cotswold branch, Bourton on the Water
Dec 11 : Forest branch, Lydney
7:30pm 10 bell Practice
Dec 13 : Stroud branch, Eastington
5:00pm Ringing and Carol Service
Dec 13 : Gloucester branch, Hempstead
Dec 15 : Cheltenham branch, Swindon Village
Dec 18 : Chippenham branch, Malmesbury
7:30pm Triples Practice (simulator)
Dec 19 : Bristol Rural branch, Chipping Sodbury
Dec 20 : Forest branch, St Briavels
6:30pm Carol Service