Guild Handbook - Introduction

The Guild Handbook is issued each year and contains the basic information about the Guild, including full contact details. The Annual Report is issued by the AGM each year and this includes items such as the reports from officers. These documents are issued free to Ringing Members and may be purchased from the General Secretary by non-members.

The Guild comprises towers in Warwickshire and the West Midlands. It is geographically a large area stretching from Alcester in the west to Rugby in the east. The most southerly tower is Long Compton on the Oxfordshire border, and the most northerly is Atherstone on the A5.

The Guild is subdivided into 3 administrative districts. These are, the Coventry District (31 towers), the Rugby Deanery (18 towers), and the Warwick Archdeaconry (62 towers). To see a directory of Guild here.

Guild Meetings are held quarterly. The Annual General Meeting is held in each District, in turn, during April. The other quarterly meetings are held in each District in turn.

Guild District Meetings are held monthly. They usually follow a pattern of Warwick Archdeaconry on the first Saturday of the month, Rugby Deanery on the second Saturday, and Coventry District on the third Saturday. Some of the summer meetings are held as joint meetings between districts to boost numbers. Each district also holds its own Annual District Meeting, usually in advance of the AGM.

Guild Meetings usually consist of general ringing at one or more towers, followed by a short service, traditional ringers tea, business meeting and then further ringing. To see a diary of Guild events please use the calendar on this website.