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
Try Bell Ringing!
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Discovering Rural Gems
Bellringing is one of the ‘gems’ of our countryside, towns and city. To recognise this, and as an opportunity to promote ringing across the Leicester Diocese, we have booked the Maplestead Mini Ring for The Rural Celebration Day on 9th June, 11am – 4pm at Brooksby Hall, near Melton Mowbray, LE14 2LJ.
The Rural Celebration Day is a free, fun day out for all the family which will include workshops, worship and prayer, together with food stalls, a BBQ, shopping, hands-on activities and a chance to meet the animals at Brooksby Farm.
The day marks the end of the Rural Commission, which has been exploring how the Diocesan Vision for “Shaped by God” comes to life imaginatively in our countryside. They will be presenting their initial findings and giving you the opportunity to discover more about the many rural gems in our diocese.
Our Bishops invite you to join them whether you live in the town, countryside or city. The entire diocese is coming together in celebration and they want you to be a part!
Revd. Alison Iliffe
Papers for the 2018 HYM
The papers for the half yearly meeting to be held at Wanlip on Saturday 28th April are now available in the members area.
March 2018 Newsletter
The March 2018 edition of the newsletter is now available online.
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