Region: Winchester & Portsmouth Guild Church Bell Ringers

Winchester & Portsmouth Guild Church Bell Ringers

The Winchester & Portsmouth Guild Church Bell Ringers supports and promotes church bell ringing. Visitors and new members are very welcome to join us. We have eight districts spread over most of Hampshire, a small part of East Dorset, the Isle of Wight & the Channel Islands which includes over 200 towers:

Alton & Petersfield Officers, Towers & Calendar
Andover Officers, Towers & Calendar
Basingstoke Officers, Towers & Calendar
Channel Islands Officers, Towers & Calendar
Christchurch & Southampton Officers, Towers & Calendar
Isle of Wight Officers, Towers & Calendar
Portsmouth Officers, Towers & Calendar
Winchester Officers, Towers & Calendar

…for ringing in Portsmouth, please see the: Portsmouth University Bell Ringing Society.

…for ringing in Southampton, please see the: Southampton University Guild of Change Ringers.

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  • Website: Christchurch & Southampton Branch
  • Tower: St John’s, Surrey Road (8 bells, 16-1-18)

St John’s, Surrey Road is well placed for Bournemouth University. We practice every Tuesday 19:30-21:00.

Welcome, from the bellringers at St. John’s (8 bells, 16-1-18), St. Peter’s (8 bells, 20-2-7) and Sacred Heart (6 bells, 3-2-6), to the world of Bellringing in Bournemouth.

If you are interested in learning to ring in Bournemouth, please contact Tim Kettle (tower captain at St. Peter’s Church) who currently has vacancies for beginners. Once you are a confident bellringer, you will be encouraged to ring for Sunday Services at one or more of the Bournemouth Towers, and you will be warmly welcomed at any of the local practices. Bellringers are a friendly lot and, if you get out and about, it provides a wonderful excuse for a trip into the country on a fine summer’s evening. Bellringing is at heart a purposeful activity, we are here to call local people’s attention to Sunday Services, and from time to time to mark occasions such as weddings (Royal or local).

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  • Website: Winchester District
  • Tower: Winchester Cathedral (14 bells, 35-2-6)

Winchester Cathedral – please contact Tower Captain: – practice night: Wednesday.

The Winchester District is the largest of the eight districts which make up the Winchester and Portsmouth Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers.