Some useful links to other ringing websites... The web is awash with great websites on change ringing and the various societies and organisations that support change ringing. We have listed just a small selection below that we think you will find most useful, and which showcases the incredible range of bell ringing; and of bell ringing material and resource on the web. Please also note that they are not arranged in any particular order other than the grouping to make it easier to find what you are looking for. All websites move location or change the URL address of their home page from time to time, causing a link to be ‘broken’. Please could you let us know if you notice any broken links.


Central Council of Church Bell Ringers The Central Council provides an overall framework to the the various Societies [generally non geographic] and Guilds [generally geographic and based on the Church of England Diocesan structure] and provides structure and guidance to the art of bell ringing as a whole. Ringing World The Ringing World is the standard weekly newspaper for all ringers, in the UK and across the world. It has useful articles, current news, announcements, and it publishes quarter peals and full peals.

Guilds & Societies

Winchester and Portsmouth Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers The W&P [as it is commonly referred to] is the local guild for St Michael’s. This website lists out all the towers affiliated to the guild together with contact details and the various officers of the districts guilds and a wealth of other useful information too. Ancient Society of College Youths Established in 1637, the Society is a premier change ringing society in the City of London, with a national and international membership that promotes excellence in ringing around the world. Society of Royal Cumberland Youths The SRCY is a premier bell ringing society with members from the UK and overseas, and have their headquarters at St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square, London. Established in the mid 18th century, the Society has a strong reputation not only for promoting good ringing but also as a friendly and sociable society. Whiting Society This ringing society is highly focused on ringing rather than having business meetings that can seem to go on, and on. Additionally, it also has some interesting publications to its name.

Bell Ringing Resources

Dove’s Guide for Church Bell Ringers Dove provides an exhaustive database of all rings of bells in the world with efficient and varied search capabilities and details of location, bells, etc. It is the standard tower resource for all ringers. Changeringing Wiki The Changeringing Wiki is an online community encyclopaedia for change ringers and it contains a wide range of material. This wiki was created to build up an online repository of articles, a definition of technical terms, ringing hints and tips, and answers to frequently asked questions. Changeringing Resources Another massive online database of links and wide ranging material which will keep anyone interested in ringing quiet for many, many hours. BellBoard Diary and records of ringing with some news and articles. Run by the Ringing World.

Learning to Ring

Learn to Ring A great site for learners of The Exercise [as it known, look it up] and the official ‘learners’ site from the CCCBR Discover Bell Ringing Another great site for those new to ringing. Lots of material and videos and is very approachable.

Ringing Simulators

Abel Abel [like Beltower below] is a computer software programme that simulates ringing to facilitate learning. It has a wide rang of capabilities, including the ability to work in the tower, with sensors attached to a silenced bell, to allow ringers to practice in the tower without upsetting the neighbours. Beltower Beltower [like Abel above] is another computer software programme that simulates ringing to facilitate learning. It is very comprehensive and will provide hours of useful ringing in the privacy of your own home. Great for practising those methods before you get to the tower.


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