Nottinghamshire Success at the RWNYC

Congratulations are in order for the Nottingham Young ringers who won the Six-Bell Call Change category at this years National Youth contest in London.

A competitive category with 14 teams they scored a stunning 9.5/10.

Crawford Cup Result

Results from the Crawford Cup final, held at Linby this morning – maximum of 2 faults per row, meaning the worst possible score would be 720 – thankfully, all of the ringing was very nice to listen to.

1 – Beeston – 27 faults

2 – Nottingham (St Mary) – 30 faults

3 – Warsop – 70 faults

4 – Radcliffe on Trent – 92 faults

5 – East Leake – 120 faults

The winning band:

Guild AGM – 27th April 2024

Southwell and Nottingham Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers AGM
27th April 2024 – Radcliffe-upon-Trent


  1. Welcome
  2. In Memorium
  3. Apologies for absence
    The meeting will be adjourned at this point to allow the Bell Fund to hold its AGM.
  4. Minutes of 2023 AGM
  5. Matters arising not covered elsewhere on the agenda
  6. Presentation of 2023 Accounts (see Appendix 1)
  7. Observations from the Officers’ Reports (See Appendix 3)
  8. Election of Guild Officers
  9. Honorary Life Member
  10. Annual Report
  11. Any other relevant business (please make the chairman aware of anything being

Mary Poyner

Mary Poyner, life-long bellringer of hand and tower bells who taught many and rang many peals, died on Friday 26th January. 

Her funeral will be 12 noon on Tuesday 13th February at Whissendine Church.  Open ringing before and after the service. 

If you are planning to attend please email  so we have numbers for refreshments. 

Worthington 2024

W W Worthington
10 Bell Striking Contest

Back for 2024

St. John the Evangelist, Ranmoor, Sheffield

Saturday 18th May
12 noon onwards
More details to follow

Grayham Allenby

We are very sorry to have to let you know that Grayham Allenby passed away on Saturday 18th Nov.
Grayham had been a stalwart at Stapleford and had been a regular at the Guild’s Daytime Ringing Meetings.

Please keep Carole and the family in your thoughts at this time.

Bill Blagg

Bill Blagg (former TC at Mansfield Woodhouse) died on Friday 26th May after a short spell in hospital.

His funeral will be on the 21st of June 1pm at St Edmunds Church, Mansfield Woodhouse followed by a service for the family at the crematorium afterwards.

Bryn Richards

Bryn Richards (Warsop) passed away yesterday, aged 92. He had been in hospital for a week following a stroke.

Bryn Richards’ funeral will be on Tuesday 23rd May:

  • 1pm  –    Service at Warsop Church
  • 2.15pm – Crematorium (family only)
  • 3pm    –   Wake at Carr Bank Venue, Windmill Lane, Mansfield.

There will be general ringing from 11.45 – 12.50