Welcome to the Leicester Diocesan Guild
The Guild was created when the old Midland Counties Association came to an end on the 31st December 1945. Since our formation in 1946 we have continued to promote ringing for Divine Service, secure recognition of the importance of ringing as part of Church work and advance the art of scientific change-ringing. Today we have approximately 700 members and 181 ringable towers in our Diocese.
We also continue to help and assist in the maintenance and restoration of bells and belfries in the Diocese.
You will see from this website that we are an active and vibrant Guild with a wide range of activities organised across six districts, including recruitment, training and social activities.
We are lucky to have some wonderful rings of bells in our Diocese and all set in some beautiful countryside. The Guild actively supports bell restoration and augmentation projects through our fund raising. We continue to work with the clergy of the Diocese and others to keep our bells ringing out to the glory of God. It is also vital that we enjoy our hobby and we are a very open and friendly society. If you are visiting our Guild I hope you enjoy your ringing and will come back soon.
Mark Pendery – President
December 2016 Newsletter
The December 2016 edition of the Guild Newsletter is now available to read online.
AGM 2016 at Hinckley
Documents for the Guild AGM at Hinckley on Saturday 29th October can be found in the Members Area.
University Bell Ringing
Welcome to all students coming to study in the Leicester Guild! Whether you are based in Leicester or Loughborough, experienced or complete beginner, you would be very welcome at a tower near you.
Leicester welcomes any students coming to study in the city (University of Leicester, De Montfort University or any other higher/further education establishment). Please contact Andrew Young, youngfam @ talktalk.net, to find out about ringing in Leicester and to meet other student ringers.
Students at Loughborough are warmly welcomed to Oaks in Charnwood (Monday 19:30) and All Saints, Lougborough (Wednesday 19:30 & Sunday 9:45-10:30). As well as catering for wide range of abilities, from teaching learners to handle a bell through to spliced surprise, we also enjoy many social activities. Whether you are an existing ringer or wish to learn to ring, you will be guaranteed a warm welcome.
Please contact Sally Brown, s.a.brown @ lboro.ac.uk or 07891 380431, for further information.