The Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers
The Bliss Trophy

The Achievement of the Year competition seeks to recognise achievement by a group during the year. It can be a person, a tower, a group of towers or indeed a branch. Each branch may enter more than once, producing a presentation of up to 500 words on the chosen theme; which may include web links but not pictures. The competition is normally decided by votes at the annual Branch Officers' Meeting in February or 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

2024 Competition

The theme is 'Anything that has happened in your branch which is worthy of recognition throughout the Association'. Voting will take place at the Branch Officers' Meeting in March.

2023 Competition

The theme was 'What Works in your Tower / Branch'. The winners were Tewkesbury branch who received the Bliss Trophy. Runners up were Gloucester branch who received the Littledean and Purton Trophy.

2022 Competition

The theme was 'During and After Covid; Keeping Ringing Going'. The winners were Abson and Frenchay who received the Bliss Trophy. Second place was The Swindon Ringing Centre who were presented with the Littledean and Purton Trophy.