Oxford Diocesan Guild
Old North Berks Branch


Welcome to the web site of the Old North Berks Branch of the Oxford Diocesan Guild. Use the menu on the left to navigate the site.

  • Next Branch events:
    Wed 22nd Mar : Afternoon training at East Hagbourne (2:00pm).
    Wed 5th Apr : Surprise Major practice at Blewbury (8:00pm).
    Thu 20th Apr : Branch practice at Harwell (7:30pm).
    Wed 26th Apr : Mini outing & lunch.

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What's New

Updates to the branch news page:

  • Added information about the Young Ringer's Easter outing.
  • Added information about the Summer Beginner's Ringing course.
  • Added information about the Easter Young Ringer's course.
  • Milton church is closed March - June.

Updates to the guild news page:

  • Added information about the Guild's AGM on Saturday 20th May.
  • Added information and links about the Young Ringer's Award.

Please let the webmaster know of any branch events that need adding to the 2017 calendar (an email link is available from the Frequently Asked Questions page).

Branch AGM

6 bell striking competition

The competition this year will be held at Cumnor (back 6) on Saturday 18th March. There are no restrictions to the method rung. Call changes are perfectly acceptable, providing 240 changes are rung and several bells are brought to lead. Also if you are not able to raise a band of 6 and are just one short, you are permitted to 'import' another ringer from within the branch membership, including non resident members. Please let me know if you would like help in finding a 'guest' member for your team.

Please confirm by Monday 13th March latest if you are entering a team so that I can draw the running order, and advise the teams and judges of the start times.

General Information

The Map page is a clickable map of the Branch.

The Towers page provides correspondents’ contact details, a tower photograph and links to tower web sites and on-line Dove’s Guide. Doves provides full details of all the bells and has a facility to call up a Google or Multimap map to locate the tower(s) you are interested in.

  • Please Note!
    Wallingford practices temporarily moved to Brightwell (not Cholsey as previously reported) on Thursdays at 7.45pm.

Alternatively, the Practice Nights page lists towers by their practice night. Hopefully this will be useful for ringers on holiday looking for a quick grab!

There are separate pages for Branch news and Guild news.

Officers are depicted on the Officers page.

The Calendar page lists all the Branch events for the year ahead.

A copy of the latest Branch Newsletter can be downloaded from the Newsletter page.

The Articles page offers items of general interest.

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