The East Grinstead and District Guild of Church Bell Ringers
The East Grinstead and District Guild of Church Bell Ringers


The East Grinstead and District Guild of Church Bell Ringers





Ray's funeral took place at St Swithun's Church, East Grinstead, on Tuesday 29 August at 12 noon. There were rounds and call changes on the twelve bells before the service.  After Ray's hearse had left the church there were more rounds on the twelve bells, followed by lowering all twelve bells in peal.    



Next ringing meeting

Saturday 9 December - from 10:30am to 12.30pm - Balcombe (9cwt ring of 8)

Other fixtures for 2024

PLEASE NOTE that these arrangments are PROVISIONAL. All details will be cofirmed later.  


Saturday 13 January - Wadhurst - 10:30 to 12:30


Saturday 10 February - Lindfield - 10.30 to 12.30

Formation of the Guild

St Swithun's East Grinstead have published scanned copies of all their parish magazines since the mid 19th century (see The Guild was actually formed at a meeting in St Swithun's curate's house in 1927 and the magazine for July that year included an account of the inaugural meeting of the Guild (see below). Thanks to Robert Everest for bringing this to our attention.

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We hope our website will give you all the information you need about the past history of the Guild, and about its current activities.  If you have any comments or suggestions please contact us

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