Leicester Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers
Welcome to the home page of the LDG. Our aims are to:
- promote ringing of church bells for religious services
- advance the art of change-ringing with frequent meetings of members of the Guild
- extend the appreciation of change-ringing among the general public
- ensure that church bells are maintained in proper condition
- provide instructors in the art of change ringing
- teach good striking - the ability to ring one bell after the previous one
- provide funding for maintaining and improving bells through the Bell Restoration Fund.
The work of the Guild covers the whole of the Leicester Diocese of the Church of England. The Leicester Diocesan Guild was formed in 1946 from part of the Midland Counties Association. It currently has more than 700 members spread across six regions or districts as they are known:
- Market Harborough
- Melton Mowbray
Members are also welcome to join us on Facebook!
BRF Prize Draw 2014 Outcome
The Prize Draw made a profit of £1618.
This will be donated towards a worthy bell restoration project.
Thanks to all who bought tickets.
Congratulations to all who won prizes - a full list of the winning numbers has been published here!
Ringing Course Update
Plans are now well advanced for the Ringing Course in September BUT we still need helpers to ensure the plans will work!
Three tower sessions are planned Saturday (13/9) 10 to 12 & 2 to 4 and Sunday (14/9) 2 to 4.
Of course the Ringing Course is more than just the tower sessions but whether you can help for a session, a day or the whole weekend you will be most welcome.
Helper registration packs are available to download here.
Guild Ringing Course update
Plans are now well advance for the Ringing Course in September BUT we still need helpers to make sure the plan will work!.
Three practical sessions are planned Saturday(13th)10 to 12 & 2 to 4 and Sunday (14th) 2 to 4.
Of course the Ringing Course is more than just the practical sessions but whether you can help for a single session or the whole weekend you will be most welcome. Helper registration forms are available to download from here
Guild Open Day - 18th October 2014
The Guild is holding an open day on the 18th October 2014 in the south and east of Leicestershire.
The following towers will be open - the list is also available for download here.
|09:00||Gilmorton||All Saints||8||10.2.09||SP570878||T/R||LE17 5LU|
|09:20||Peatling Parva||S Andrew||6||9.2.20||SP588896||LE17 5QA|
|09:40||Misterton||S Leonard||6||7.0.13||SP556840||LE17 4JP|
|10:00||Shawell||All Saints||6||8.2.22||SP541796||LE17 6AL|
|10:20||Stanford on Avon||S Nicholas||5||11.3.12||SP588788||NN6 6JP|
|10:40||South Kilworth||S Nicholas||5||13.2.19||SP604818||LE17 6ED|
|11:00||North Kilworth||S Andrew||5||9.1.05||SP615831||LE17 6HA|
|11:20||Husbands Bosworth||All Saints||6||12.2.20||SP644843||LE17 6LU|
|11:40||Theddingworth||All Saints||5||13.2.15||SP667857||LE17 6QZ|
|12:00||Lubenham||All Saints||6||8.0.24||SP705870||T||LE16 9TA|
|12:20||Foxton||S Andrew||6||13.3.00||SP699897||T||LE16 7RD|
|12:40||Saddington||S Helen||6||8.0.20||SP658917||T||LE8 0QH|
|13:00||Kibworth Beauchamp||S Wilfrid||8||10.3.03||SP684941||LE8 0NB|
|13:30||Church Langton||S Peter||8||17.0.06||SP723934||LE16 7SX|
|14:00||Medbourne||S Giles||6||8.3.03||SP799930||T||LE16 8EB|
|14:20||Great Easton||S Andrew||6||9.0.16||SP848931||LE16 8SY|
|14:40||Horninghold||S Peter||3||7.2.11||SP806970||LE16 8DH|
|15:00||Hallaton||S Michael and All Angels||6||11.1.00||SP786965||T||LE16 8TY|
|15:20||Tugby||S Thomas a Becket||4||5.2.00||SK761010||LE7 9WA|
|15:40||Skeffington||S Thomas a Becket||5||7.2.02||SK741026||T||LE7 9YD|
|16:00||Tilton on the Hill||S Peter||6||9.2.11||SK743056||LE7 9LB|
|16:20||Billesdon||S John Baptist||8||11.2.22||SK719025||LE7 9AE|
|16:40||Gaulby||S Peter||6||9.0.06||SK694010||T||LE7 9BE|
|17:00||Kings Norton||S John Baptist||8||18.3.12||SK688005||LE7 9BA|
|17:20||Houghton on the Hill||S Catharine||6||12.3.07||SK676033||T||LE7 9JG|
|17:40||Scraptoft||All Saints||6||5.1.16||SK647055||T||LE7 9SN|
|18:00||Humberstone||S Mary||6||19.3.24||SK626059||LE5 1AD|
|18:20||Thurnby||S Luke||8||12.3.12||SK647039||LE7 9PE|
|18:40||Evington||S Denys||6||16.0.24||SK627027||LE5 6FH|
|19:00||Oadby||S Peter||8||12.3.15||SK623003||T/R||LE2 5QA|