Congratulations to our chairman, Jim Crabtree , for being awarded the British Empire Medal in the Birthday Honour’s list for services to the community in Attenborough.

Guild AGM

Details of the Guild AGM on May 21st are as follows:


2pm – ringing

3.30pm – service – meeting

followed by tea.

Names for tea to Geoff Wells by 14 May, 01636 706800 or .

Paperwork for meeting can be found here:

Robert Wilson – memorial service

Robert Wilson’s funeral will take place at Ossington Parish Church, family and close invited friends only. (Ossington Church is a very small Estate church and would not cope with the expected numbers of mourners.)

At 1PM on Tuesday the 29th March 2022 there will be a memorial service held at Newark Parish Church and afterwards in Newark Town Hall.  

Everyone is welcome to celebrate the life of Robert, a man who’s devotion to ringing surpasses all levels.  There will be ringing from 12:15PM on the ten bells of St Mary Magdalene, Newark .  Rounds and Call Changes only and open to all ringers. (For those who have not rung at Newark I should mention the climb up to the ringing room is more than you will be use to so give yourselves plenty of time.)  

Robert Wilson

I’m sorry to post that Robert Wilson passed away on 23 February, 2022. Our thoughts and prayers are with Janet, Margaret and the rest of the family

COVID 19 – update

Dear All

As you all may know, the Government has today given updated advice concerning the spread of COVID-19.  As a result, all Guild / District events will unfortunately have to be cancelled or postponed. We will keep an eye on the situation but we do not expect any events to take place for at least 6 or 8 weeks possibly longer. The Crawford Cup final will likely be moved to the autumn.  Please keep an eye out for posters, emails, posts on Facebook and website updates telling you when things are starting up again.

As a Guild, we are not giving advice on how individual churches deal with practices, service ringing or visiting bands but hope the tower officers will discuss with the church and take appropriate steps and that ringers will all stay safe and well through this difficult period.

Don’t forget ringing apps and books so that you can retain & develop your skills during this enforced break in practical sessions.

Look after yourselves and each other

All best wishes



Given the situation across the country, with the agreement of the management and general committees, the following is our current position:·

The AGM WILL BE POSTPONED or cancelled. At present there are no contested officers so elections would not be required.· Guild meetings will be considered on a case by case basis and all members are encouraged to keep an eye on the website and Facebook for updates.

Districts should keep in touch with local contacts, as incumbents or churchwardens may wish to reduce the number of events happening at any particular church including ringing meetings. The website and Facebook should be used to maintain regular contact with as many members as possible.

The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers is monitoring things and the advice is “Many people are concerned about the effects of the current Coronavirus outbreak and what impact that has on us and our ringing activities. Whilst the CCCBR cannot offer any professional medical advice, we would recommend that you adopt sensible precautions and follow the advice from the Chief Medical Officer.” There is slightly more detail on the website page

Emergency Services Carol Service

It is the Emergency Services Carol Service on Wednesday 11th Dec at Southwell Minster. The service starts at 7pm with ringing from 6pm. Any interested ringers please contact Trevor Bryan ().

St Wilfrid’s Kelham are now a 6!

As Kelham church is in the grounds of the now privately owned Kelham Hall it is increasingly chosen as a wedding venue. With six bells now available the ringing will be enhanced from the earlier four.

Credit must be given to tower captain Martin Cooper for his commitment and effort in making this project achievable .

The work was carried out by Tom Blyth and his team at TLB Services


Whether you are a long standing member; new to ringing; or a visitor wondering if ringing might be for you, I hope you will find the site useful and informative. I would like to thank those who have built, populated and checked the new site – particularly Chris Field – and Richard Allton and Mary Stephens who for twenty years, developed and maintained our previous site which has served us so well.

The new site is designed to be easily updated so please put up news and events from around the Guild then everyone can see that ringing is alive in the Diocese and that there is something for everyone – keep a regular check on the calendar to see what’s on where. I look forward to keeping in touch with you all and with what you are doing.

Jim Crabtree, Chairman