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 30th May Central District meeting, details here.
- Sat 30th May 10-bell practice at St Clement Danes, details here.
- Sat 30th May North West District meeting in the Liverpool area. Details here.
- Sat 6th June Eastern District quarterly meeting in Essex. First tower Ridgewell at 9.30. Details here.
- Sat 20th June Annual General Meeting, based in the Leominster area by invitation from the Marches District. Details here.
- Sat 18th July Southern District Summer meeting and Q-Peal. Details here.
- Sat 18th July Southeastern District All day outing in East Kent.
- Sat 15th August East Midlands District meeting
- Wed 26th Aug Southeastern District Quarter peal day.
- Sat 29th Aug Central District meeting.
- Sat 29th Aug Marches District meeting.
- Sat 5th September Eastern District quarterly meeting in Norfolk.
- Sat 5th September Western District meeting, details tba.
- Sat 19th September 10-bell practice at St Clement Danes, details here.
- Fri 23rd - Mon 26th October Southeastern District Weekend tour in Dorset.
- Sat 10th October East Midlands District meeting
- Sat 31st October Central District meeting.
- Sat 31st October Marches District meeting.
- Sat 31st October Southern District outing to Portsmouth area.
- Sat 7th November Eastern District quarterly meeting in Cambridgeshire.
- Sat 14th November 10-bell practice at St Clement Danes, details here.
- Category: North West
- Published on Sunday, 17 May 2015 22:18
- Written by District Secretary
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The next North West District Ladies Guild Outing is on 30 May 2015 to the Liverpool Area:
Mossley Hill (Penny Lane) 10.30am - 11.15am 11cwt 8
SFX 11.45am - 12.30pm 16cwt 8
LUNCH - venue to be confirmed
Tuebrook 2.30pm - 3.15pm 16cwt 8
Bootle 3.45pm - 4.30pm 8cwt 8
Please let me know if you are attending all/part of the day and let me know if you would like lunch so that I can book you in.
As always all standards of ringer are welcome, feel free to bring other female ringers with you.
Secretary, North West District
- Category: AGM 2015
- Published on Thursday, 02 April 2015 16:35
- Written by AnneN
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Friday 19 June
To cater for members making a weekend of it, Leominster Tower (10 bells) is booked for ringing on the evening of Friday 19 June.
7.30pm - 9.00pm Leominster Priory, Sts Peter and Paul, 10, 22-3-0, Toilet, HR6 8EQ
Parking in paying car parks will be eased by then and free parking is available in the council car park round the back of the Priory'. Just follow the road around the left hand side of the Priory.
Saturday 20 June
There are two morning ringing routes, each of four towers, the after lunch ringing is at Kingland where the service is being held.
Route from North and East – Bromyard to Eye
9.30am - 10.30am Bromyard, St Peter, 8, 14-2-22, Toilet, HR7 4DA
10.15am - 11.15am Bredenbury, St Andrew, 6, 8-3-3, HR7 4TF
11.00am - 12noon Stoke Prior, St Luke, 6, 6-3-13, HR6 0LG
11.45am - 12.45pm Eye, SS Peter & Paul, 6, 8-1-0, HR6 0DT
Route from South – Yarkhill to Burghill
9.30am - 10.30am Yarkhill, St John Baptist., 8, GF, 4-1-27, HR1 3TD;
10.15am - 11.15am Tarrington, SS Philip & James, 6, GF, 11-0-27, Toilet, HR1 4EU
11.00am - 12noon Holmer, St Bartholomew, 6, GF, 10-1-12, HR4 9RG
11.45am - 12.45pm Burghill, St Mary V, 8, 10-0-20, Toilet, Tea and coffee available, HR4 7SF
12.30pm – 2.00pm Lunch There are plenty of venues in and around Kingsland and Leominster licensed and unlicensed.
Ringing at Kingsland 2.00pm - 3.00pm Kingsland, St Michael & All Angels, 8, 11-1-12, Toilet, HR6 9QR
The service, meeting and tea are being held in Kingsland village.
3.00pm Service Kingsland, St Michael & All Angels
4.00pm Meeting at The Coronation Hall, Kingsland. Cup of tea/coffee on arrival.
Eardisland, St Mary, 8, 12-2-26, HR6 9BP booked for the men to ring during the meeting.
Ringing at Kingsland 7.30pm (approx.) - 9.00pm
Parking is available at both the church and hall and it is easy walking distance between by field path or road.
Ringing & Tea Tickets £11.50 or £1 per tower, Tea Ticket £6.50. Please advise any special dietary requirements.
Final date for applications Saturday 13 June 2014.
For tickets, please contact (enclosing a SAE): Mary Bartholomew, 60 Godiva Road, Leominster, HR6 8UQ Cheques payable to Mary Bartholomew, please.
Tickets will be sent out from Wednesday 27 May 2015
Mary Bartholomew, Secretary, Marches District Tel 01568 615989
- Category: Southeastern
- Published on Friday, 17 April 2015 13:00
- Written by Janet Garnett
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30th May: quarter peal at 12noon; 10-bell practice from 1.30pm - 4pm. If you would like to ring in the quarter peal, please contact Helen via e-mail.
19th September: 10-bell practice from 12pm - 1.55pm and from 2.45pm - 4pm (tea/coffee break during a wedding service)
14th November: 10-bell practice from 12noon - 4pm. This is the day of the Lord Mayor's procession and ringing may be required at certain times.
All welcome. Focus will be on plain hunt, Grandsire Caters and Stedman Caters.
- Category: About the Guild
- Published on Friday, 06 March 2015 15:48
- Written by Janet Garnett
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Message from Ladies Guild Central Council Reps:
- There are a number of debates taking place in social media, such as Facebook, about the future of bell ringing, the future of the CCCBR and other issues. One of the most active groups is Bellringers, on Facebook, which has nearly 2000 members. It seems likely that organisations such as the CCCBR and the Ringing Foundation may use the commentary and feedback on such fora to inform their decisions.
- If you want to observe or participate in such debates - or even initiate them! - then please do join a group.
- If Facebook and other social media are not your thing then please contact Helen Webb, preferably via your District Secretary: we can arrange for information to be periodically posted on the Ladies Guild website. Also, we can indicate to the CCCBR the level of engagement by the ringing community with social media.
- Ladies Guild 2015 AGM - Election of Officers
- Northamptonshire becomes South Midlands
- Young Ringer of The Year 2014
- From the Central Council PR committee
- 10 Bell Practice at St Clement Danes: Saturday 15th November 2014
- Ringing Roadshow, September 2014
- Cromer bells, June 2014
- A peal for Wendy's birthday, 01/06/2014
- Ringing Holiday, Torquay, 11-18 May 2014
- Kent District becomes Southeastern