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
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December 2019 Newsletter
The latest edition of the LDG Newsletter is now available.
Annual Dinner 2020
Leicestershire County Cricket Club - Saturday 29th February 2020
7 for 7.30pm, £28 per head
Evesham Mushroom Cup Filled with vine tomato, smoked bacon, black pudding, with an Old Nick cheddar & rosemary crust (dairy, gluten)
Duck and Champagne Terrine (dairy/egg/gluten) served with a warm sea salt & rosemary focaccia
Cream of Carrot & Coriander Soup (milk/celery/gluten) (V) with herb croutons
Delice of Scottish Salmon, served with a shallot & prosecco sauce (Fish/milk/egg)
Pot Roasted Blade of English Beef Set on a sage & horseradish mash, with a port wine sauce (dairy/nuts/celery/gluten)
Seared Chicken Breast Glazed with sun dried tomato tapenade, sweet bell peppers and mozzarella Served with a chestnut mushroom sauce (dairy/gluten/celery)
Goats Cheese & Caramelised Onion Filo Tart (V) with a spiced tomato sauce (dairy/gluten)
All served with Herb Roasted Baby Potatoes & Selection of Market Vegetables
Lemon Meringue Tartlet Served with a Sicilian Pistachio & limoncello Gelato (milk/egg/gluten))
Traditional spiced Eves Pudding and Custard (gluten/milk)
Farmhouse Cheese Selection With biscuits, celery, & grapes (celery/milk/nuts/gluten)
Fresh Ground Cafetiere Coffee, "Red Fox" Chocolate Orange
September 2019 Newsletter
The September 2019 edition of the newsletter is now available online.
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