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

Learning to Ring

If you would like to learn to ring, please contact: Neal Dodge
Learning to Ring leaflet

Grundisburgh at Night - © Mike Whitby.
Grundisburgh at Night © Mike Whitby
New Tenor.
Grundisburgh's New Tenor Arriving at Church
© Stephen Pettman

Welcome to the Suffolk Guild of Ringers website.

We hope you will find something useful on our website whether you are interested in learning to ring, have just started to learn or are already a member with years of ringing experience. There’s also a section all about what goes on behind the scenes to keep the Guild running!

Our four districts run a monthly programme of events aimed at all levels of ability, details of which can be found on What’s On, and we always welcome visitors whether you are on a business trip or on holiday in our beautiful county!.

The Guild was established in 1923 following the formation of the new Diocese of St. Edmundsbury and Ipswich in 1914 and currently has nearly 780 members from over 250 towers including the UK’s heaviest ring of five at East Bergholt and the oldest complete ring of 8 at Horham.

If you would like to know more about the Suffolk Guild or bell ringing in general, please do not hesitate to contact one of the officers.

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Neal Dodge

What's On
in the next four months

For full details please see What's On


Friday 24th

200th anniversary of Charles Babbage's proposal for a difference engine.

Saturday 25th

National 12-bell Striking Contest.Guildford

NE District Ringing Meeting.Southwold

SW District Practice.Stoke By Clare (6 bells)

Sunday 26th

Guild Management Committee.Zoom


Saturday 2nd

Ringing World National Youth Contest.Exeter

SE District Practice.Dennington

Friday 8th

Memorial Service for Don Price.St Margaret's Church, Reydon

Saturday 9th

NW District Practice.Wickham Skeith (6)

Tuesday 12th

Mid-week Ringing.Bures & Little Cornard

Wednesday 13th

Veterans Afternoon.Debenham

Monday 18th

150th anniversary of the the introduction secret ballots in Britain.

Saturday 23rd

George W Pipe Thanksgiving Event.St Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich

SW District Practice.Nayland (6 bells)

Thursday 28th - Monday 8th August

Commonwealth Games.


Saturday 13th

NE District Ringing Outing to Norfolk.


Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th September

125th Annual meeting of the Central Council.Nottingham Trent University

Saturday 3rd

NE District Striking Competition.Wissett

Tuesday 6th

500th anniversary of the first ship known to have circumnavigated the world.

Saturday 10th

NW District Practice.Elveden (8)

Saturday 24th

Guild 8-bell Striking Competition & Social.Offton and Offton & Willisham Village Hall


Saturday 8th

NW District Outing.Essex

NW District Annual Meeting.Stowmarket (10)

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