Where we ring

Carlisle Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers

Ringing around the Lake District

Welcome to the Carlisle DGCBR website

cathbellaThe CDGCBR represents church bell ringers in north, west and east Cumbria.

In the Guild there are around 200 members who come from  25 towers.

Explore the website to find out more about our activities.

Find out more about church bell ringing in general


Central Council Reorganisation – Feedback Please

The Central Council review group have completed their investigations and have produced their report, with some radical proposals. We could end up with a totally different central ringing organisation, run on very different lines.
The Guild CC Reps really need to know what you wish to happen, so please would you read the summary and proposals here  or in the Ringing World Supplement, and let Duncan Walker or Chris de Cordova know how you would like them to vote on the proposals.
If you want to read the full report you will find it here.
We will listen to the full debate at council as well, before voting, but it would be good to have your thoughts in our minds. Please email either of us!

Going to University

Are you going to university this autumn or know a ringer who is?

Many universities have their own ringing society or club.

For details of University ringing click the link below.

University Bell Ringing


Spring 2017 Newsletter – Now Available

Download Spring Newsletter here

Thanks to Chris de Cordova for compiling your contributions into another good read.

Keep a look-out for the special Cleator Moor Supplement

Keep sending material to Chris.


BBC Music Day 2017

BBC Music Day calls for ringers to get involved with an ambitious plan for bells to ring out simultaneously at 7pm on Friday 15th June.
For more information see: