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The Suffolk Guild of Ringers for the Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich


Picture of the Cathedral Church of St James, Bury St Edmunds Suffolk Youth.
Guild AGM, 2015.

Ever been bored at home one evening? Nothing on TV? Or just fancy doing something different? Ever thought about change-ringing?

‘What, bellringing? That’s all old people in churches swinging from ropes isn’t it?’

Not entirely true. There are old people who ring bells, but one of the many beauties of ringing is that it is done by people of all ages. There are some as young as five or six who ring, but many kids start at around nine or ten and it has been known for people to still be ringing in their 100th year! There're no hard or fast rules on age – if you’re able enough you’re young/old enough! It is open to ALL, whether individuals, a family or a group of mates.

By becoming a bellringer you will be entering an interesting, fulfilling and sometimes exciting world full of ready-made friends around the globe, involving travel and discovery. You never stop learning and unlike other pastimes you can join in ANYWHERE. And in these tough times, you’re not obliged to pay anything!

Want to know more? Well you’ve come to the right place. The Suffolk Guild has linked bellringers across the county since 1923 and can start you on the way into this life-changing hobby. Check out the list of towers (that’s basically churches with bells) to find where near you has bells and who to contact about learning there. Failing that, get in touch with any of the Guild’s contacts. Please explore this site to find out more about what is going on in Suffolk ringing – you’ll be surprised!

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What's On
in the next month

For full details please see What's On

September

Monday 12th - Friday 30th September

No ringing @ Framlingham

Tuesday 27th

Halesworth Triples/Major practice

October

Saturday 1st

SE District Practice

Saturday 8th

NW District Annual Meeting

NE District Focus Practice

Sunday 9th

SW District 10 Bell Practice

Induction of Carl Meville, Guild Secretary, as Priest in Charge

Tuesday 11th

2nd Tuesday Ringing

Friday 14th

Battle of Hastings, 14th October 1066

Saturday 15th

Guild Management Committee

SE District Quarter Peal fortnight

Friday 21st

Helmingham Monthly Practice

Saturday 22nd

SW District Practice

Tuesday 25th

Halesworth Triples/Major practice

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