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Welcome to the Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers

The ODG has the largest membership in the country and its territory contains the cities, towns and villages of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.

We have 15 Branches, and today the approximate 2400 membership represents over 400 ringable towers.  

Our Bell Fund is managed by Trustees and effectively assists in the care, maintenance and restoration of bells through the Diocese.

Our Guild has a great history that can be traced back to1881; many men and women have enriched the Guild by their energy, skill and ability. To maintain our successful, vibrant 21st Century Guild we support our current membership through active recruitment, teaching new recruits as well as teaching experienced ringers to teach well and safely, and we all enjoy social gatherings. 

We are delighted with the developing bands of young ringers, we value the dedication of the established bands, we acknowledge the work and enthusiasm of all our ringing teachers, and we are grateful for the support of the diocesan clergy in the work that we do for the Diocese.

Whether you are an ODG member seeking information, a new recruit, or just browsing we hope that you will find this website helpful.