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

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Hollesley Band.

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!


If you would like to learn to ring, please contact:

What's On
in the next month

For full details please see What's On


Saturday 20th

Christmas Ringing.Ipswich

Wednesday 24th

No Lunchtime Ringing.Ipswich, St Lawrence

No Practice.Beccles

No Practice.Gislingham

Monday 29th

Young Ringers' Christmas Ringing.Saxmundham & Benhall

Wednesday 31st

No Practice.Beccles

No Practice.Gislingham



Saturday 3rd

SE District Practice.Copdock & Tattingstone

Saturday 10th

NW District Practice & Meal.The Norman Tower, Bury St Edmunds

Monday 12th

NE District Practice.Rumburgh

Tuesday 13th

2nd Tuesday Ringing.Orford & Tunstall

Tuesday 20th

NE District Beyond Plain Bob Minor Practice.Worlingham


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