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Latest news

Change of venure – June 15 practice now morning at Wokingham All Saints – see diary [4/6/24] 

Summer newsletter – available to download [2/6/24]

Results & picture of 8-bell competition here [20/5/24]

Practice cancelled on 18 May Clash with Guild AGM & 8-bell competition [2/5/24]

 Results & pictures of 6-bell striking competitionm here  [21/4/24]

Papers for AGM  available to download  [16/2/24]

Results of 8-bell striking competition here . [20/1/24]

Autumn newsletter – available to download [21/10/23]

 Resource download – New resource area  created. [19/9/23]

 6-bell striking competition results and pictures  [24/4/23]

Newsletter updatedSpring  [19/4/23]

Successful 'firsts day' – see details  [25/3/23]

Draft minutes of AGM available to download  [26/2/23]

Striking competition results – see details  [20/11/22]

 Sonning Deanery competed in the Guild 8-bell striking competition – See details and picture . [22/5/22]



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About the Branch

Sonning Deanery Branch serves the bellringers of 17 churches with bells hung for full-circle English-style ringing in southeast Berkshire, roughly covering the Church of England Deaneries of Sonning, Bracknell and part of Maidenhead (see map ).

The Branch offers its members a comprehensive range of services .

It is one of 15 branches in the Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers  (ODG), which is the largest territorial ringing society in the world, with around 2500 members.

ODG represents bell ringers in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, which together comprise the Diocese of Oxford. It is affiliated to the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers .

Rules of the ODG  apply to Sonning Deanery Branch, supplemented by Sonning Deanery Branch rules. For more information on Guild services, see the main ODG website. The Guild charges a modest annual subscription for resident members, due in January.

Find out more

Contact a local tower  if you would like to see ringing in action, or if you are interested in learning to ring.

For more information on the web, see:

Ringing towers in Sonning Deanery Branch

Sonning Deanery towers

A drawing by Stan Scott

Ringing is progressively returning to normal after the restrictions of the pandemic, with ringing for many services and practices across the Branch.

Contact details provided on this website for Branch Officers and Tower Correspondents should only be used for legitimate purposes relating to Branch, Guild or other ringing-related activities, and for no other purpose.

 General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (GDPR) – As members should expect, a record of their membership is maintained on a combination of paper and computer systems. These records are solely used for the administration of the Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers and for communication with members relating to Guild/Branch activities. They are not made available to anyone for commercial purposes. If any member wishes to inspect the records held, please contact the Secretary . The Branch operates a Data Privacy Policy . Information on the Guild Policy on Data Protection can be found within the Documents section of this website. If you have any concerns about personal data management within the Branch, please contact the Data Protection Officer.

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