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

Learning to Ring

Due to COVID-19 restrictions all recruitment and teaching activities are suspended.

Picture of the Cathedral Church of St James, Bury St Edmunds St Mary-le-Tower Practice Night.

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 (link to what?)!

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.

What's On
in the next four months

For full details please see What's On


Saturday 6th

SE District Meeting.Zoom

Saturday 13th

NW District Practice.Zoom

Saturday 27th

National 12-bell Striking Contest Eliminators cancelled.


Saturday 3rd

SE District Meeting.Zoom

Saturday 10th

Guild AGM.Zoom

Friday 23rd

St George's Day.


Saturday 8th

VE Day.

NW District Practice.Zoom

Saturday 15th

Guild 6-bell Striking Competition.NE District


Saturday 12th

Queen's Birthday.

NW District Practice.Zoom

Monday 21st

Suffolk Day.

Saturday 26th

National 12-bell Striking Contest.Cancelled

Sunday 27th

Guild Management Committee.

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