Sad News

It is with great sadness that we record the death at the weekend of Sharon Bryan, ringer at St Mary’s Clifton and  Corpus Christi, Clifton, Nottingham. Sharon was Secretary to the South Notts District from February 2012 to January 2017.
Our thoughts and condolences go to her husband Austin, Tower Captain at St Mary’s Clifton, and to her family. She will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her within the ringing community.

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

Sad News

Alison Loydall (Greasley) passed away yesterday (30 Jan) in hospital

Alison Loydall’s funeral will be held at St Mary’s Church, Greasley at 10.30 a.m. on Monday 28th February followed by burial in the Churchyard.

Open ringing from  9.45am.

There will be a wake to follow the service at Underwood Miners Welfare Institute, NG16 5GA.Dress code:  bright colours and coloured ties. In Alison’s words “make sure you wear your party clothes” !

Sad News

Janet Webb, Tower Captain at Farnsfield passed away on Thursday 13th January

The funeral will held at St Michael’s, Farnsfield on Tuesday 22nd February, 1pm.

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