The Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers

The Tower of the Year competition seeks to recognise achievement by a tower during the year. Whether it be recruitment, training, achievement or simply carrying on in the face of adversity it all counts. Each branch may enter one tower, who produce a presentation of up to 500 words, which may include web links. The competition is decided by a vote at the annual Branch Officers' Meeting in March and the awards are presented at the Association AGM the following April. All entries are published on this website. The full rules are available PDFhere

2017 Competition

The winners were Bourton on the Water in the North Cotswold Branch and they received the Bliss Trophy. Runners up were Liddington in the Swindon branch and they received the Littledean and Purton Trophy.

2016 Competition

The winners were Compton Abdale in the Cirencester Branch and they received the Bliss Trophy. Runners up were Churchdown in the Gloucester Branch who received the Littledean and Purton Trophy.

2015 Competition

The winners were Pucklechurch in the Bristol Rural Branch and they received the Bliss Trophy. Runners up were Stroud in the Stroud Branch who received the Littledean and Purton Trophy.

2014 Competition

The winners were Kington St Michael from the Chippenham branch and they received the Bliss Trophy. The runners up were Frampton Cotterell from the Bristol Rural branch who received the Littledean and Purton Trophy. The entry from Horfield in the Bristol branch was sadly received too late for consideration but is included for completeness.

2013 Competition

The winners were Woodchester from the Stroud Branch and they received the Bliss Trophy. The runners up were Horton from the Wotton Branch who received the Littledean and Purton Trophy.