The object of the Ladies’ Guild of Change Ringers as stated in our rules is: to bring together ringers both nationally and within local districts, to encourage new ringers, and to improve the standard of ringing amongst women.
We provide a supportive network of members who will help you achieve new goals within ringing, whether to try a new method, to ring a quarter peal or to call something new.
The Ladies Guild is organised into geographic districts, with events organised by individual districts and by the Guild as a whole. More information about the Guild is here, including a link to download a membership brochure and application form.
This list shows planned future dates for all districts in the Ladies Guild. Please contact the webmistress to add to or update this list. For more details about an event, see the relevant district page, or contact the district officers.
For general information about the Ladies Guild, see About the Guild.
- Sat 18th October Western District autumn meeting in South Wales, details here.
- Sat 25th October Southern District Autumn Outing, first tower North Stoneham, 9.30. Details here.
- Sat 1st November Eastern District quarterly district meeting in Essex. First tower is Langham, 9.30 - 10.30. Details here.
- Sat 15th November 10-bell practice at St Clement Danes, details here.
- Sat 29th November Marches District meeting
- Sat 31st January Marches District meeting
- Sat 14th March Eastern District Annual District Meeting in Suffolk
- Sat 28th March Marches District meeting
- Sun 10th - Sun 17th May Ladies Guild holiday in Lancashire. More details soon, watch this space!
- Sat 20th June Annual General Meeting, based in the Leominster area by invitation from the Marches District.
- Category: About the Guild
- Published on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 07:40
- Written by Janet Garnett
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A big thank you to all who helped set up, man and dismantle our stand at the Roadshow on 6th September. It was fantastic to see so many of our members visit the stand. A lot of interest shown in the Guild with people asking questions about the Guild, a number of people joining on the day, and several saying they would contact the District Secretaries for more information. Janet Stevenson’s map of the country certainly helped when trying to work out which district was nearest to their home.
Again a big thank you to everyone we couldn’t have done it without you.
Liz Davey, President
Here are some photos of the Ladies Guild stand (right-click a photo to see a larger version).
Display materials available to borrow
The banner on the front of the stall, and all the photos and signs on the display boards behind it, are available to borrow for publicity purposes. Please note that you will have to provide your own display boards to hold the photos and signs. Contact Janet Stevenson who is storing the display materials for the Guild.
- Category: Southeastern
- Published on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 20:01
- Written by Helen Webb
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The next 10 bell practice at St Clement Dane's is on Saturday 15th November from 1.30pm to 4pm: methods will be plain hunt and Grandsire Caters.
- Category: Eastern
- Published on Monday, 23 June 2014 14:05
- Written by Janet Garnett
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Theo Crowder reports that Cromer bells were delivered on Monday 16th June, and they were scheduled to go up into the tower on Thursday 19th June. Theo's photos show all the, now, eight bells in the church yard with Maureen Gardiner sitting on one, and Betty Baines and Gilbert Larter with the 2nd. Gilbert and Joan Larter donated the bell in memory of Tony Baines.
- Category: Peals
- Published on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 15:24
- Written by Janet Garnett
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Everyone who knows Wendy Godden, whose home tower is Little Baddow in Essex and who is a stalwart member of the Eastern District, expresses surprise and astonishment at the news that she will be 70 in July. But it is so, and we have rung a peal to celebrate.
We rang at Matching in Essex, in a very picturesque location with a spreading oak tree and a large farmhouse as the neighbours to the church and its adjoining Feast House, all set in a well-mown lawn. Matching was chosen partly because it was roughly central to the home towers of the band - three from near Cambridge, two from Essex and one joining us from Kent, just the other side of the Dartford crossing. We rang five doubles methods, and this was Wendy's most methods to a peal.
The photo shows the band after the peal, toasting Wendy and congratulating ourselves - left to right: JoAnne Rutter, Carol Wilkinson, Marina Warner, Wendy Godden, Helen Webb, Janet Garnett.
On Sunday, 1 June 2014, at St Mary, Matching, Essex (7cwt) in 2 hr 50 mins
5040 Mixed doubles (5m: 4 extents Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Bob, 6 extents St Simon's Bob, 5 extents St Martin's Bob, 17 extents Plain Bob, 10 extents Grandsire).
1 JoAnne Rutter
2 Carol Wilkinson
3 Wendy Godden
4 Marina Warner
5 Janet C Garnett (C)
6 Helen Webb
Rung as a 70th birthday compliment to Wendy Godden. Most methods in a peal: 3.
- Ringing Holiday, Torquay, 11-18 May 2014
- Kent District becomes Southeastern
- 10 Bell Practice at St Clement Danes: Saturday 3rd May 2014
- Coleorton, Leicestershire, 08/02/2014
- Betty Baines MBE
- 10 Bell Practice, St Clement Danes, 22/02/2014
- New format for quarter peals - Dec 2013
- East Midlands Celebrated! Ten Year Anniversary
- Young Lady Ringer Award 2013
- Southern District Peal, September 2013