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

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