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 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. Details here.
- Sat 31st January Marches District meeting
- Sat 14th March Eastern District Annual District Meeting in Suffolk
- Sat 14th March Southeastern District Annual District Meeting in the Carshalton area.
- 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 Thursday, 30 October 2014 18:01
- Written by Janet Garnett
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Kate Flavell, Chairman, Public Relations Committee, Central Council of Church Bell Ringers, writes:
Regular PR updates
We are aiming to send out regular updates from the Council’s Public Relations Committee to your PR Officers so that your societies are aware of the work and the thinking and planning that is going on between Central Council meetings. Please do pass this email on to your association mailing lists so that as many ringers as possible can be aware of current topics and things where they can join in and contribute. This is the first of our regular bulletins and feedback is very welcome so we can focus on things that are of use and of interest to you and to all ringers. Please do let me know what you would like to hear from us.
Christmas and publicity
I expect all ringers are well on with their plans for Christmas ringing. Have you thought about generating some local publicity for your ringing? Christmas and bells go together very well of course, and many local papers put their Christmas and New Year editions together quite a long way in advance as so many of their reporters are off over Christmas, so a topical local article submitted in very good time stands a good chance of publication. Even better if you can send a suitable photo for publication. If you are using your article for recruitment purposes as well, do focus on what fun ringing is and how well-suited it is for the young to learn to keep alive a traditional and fascinating hobby.
Central Council PR Officer
You may have heard that the Council is seeking to recruit a Public Relations Officer and we are advertising for someone to fill that post now. Our advertisement is here. Please do circulate this widely around your association so we can find the right ringer with the right skills.
With all very best wishes,
- Category: The Marches
- Published on Sunday, 26 October 2014 18:09
- Written by Anne Newman
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Ladies Guild – Marches District Meeting Saturday 29 November 2014
10.00 am – 11.00 am Shrawley, S Mary (Ground Floor), WR6 6TS, 6 bells, 9-0-10
11.15 am – 12.15 pm Grimley, S Bartholomew, WR2 6LT, 6 bells, 12-0-14
12.30 Lunch The Crown, Main Road, Hallow WR2 6LB
2.00 pm – 3.30 pm Worcester, (St John's) St John in Bedwardine, WR2 5NT, 8 bells, 15-1-16, meeting followed by ringing. Toilet
- 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.
- Cromer bells, June 2014
- A peal for Wendy's birthday, 01/06/2014
- 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