We currently have over 250 members from all faiths and no faiths. Full members pay £10 per year. Over 65s and students in full-time education pay £5 concessionary rate per year. Associate membership fee is a one off payment of £10 (£5). 25% of the subscription goes to the Bell Restoration Fund.

Why Join
By subscribing you are supporting the work of the guild and also the Bell Restoration Fund. You will receive a certificate of membership, a Guild pin badge, a copy of the Guild’s most recent Yearbook, and – more importantly – you will be covered by the Guild’s Public Liability Insurance.

How to Join
New members are elected at a Guild Meeting. New members can find out more information by contacting the Guild Secretary.

Classes of Membership

Full Members
Any bell ringer can become a Full Member, subject to submission of a completed application, agreement to pay the Annual Subscription on an ongoing basis, and election at the next Meeting.

Recognise the importance of the Guild’s purpose.
Encourage eligible ringers to become Full Members, and learners to become Associate Members.
Pay the Annual Subscription.

Rights and Privileges
Attend Meetings, take part in ringing activities and vote on the business of the Guild.
Be covered by the Guild’s insurances

Associate Members
Anyone who is learning to become a bell ringer can become an Associate Member, subject to completion of an application from a Full Member, and payment of the Associate Membership Fee.

Aspire to become a Full Member.
Pay the Associate Membership Fee.

Rights and Privileges
Attend Meetings, take part in ringing activities as appropriate, but not vote on the business of the Guild.
Be covered by the Guild’s insurances.

Life Members
Any Full Member can become a Life Member, subject to the submission of an application from two existing Full Members to the Secretary and approval at the next General Meeting. In making its decision the meeting shall take into consideration the length of membership or service of the prospective Life Member.

As for a Full Member with the exception of the requirement to pay an Annual Subscription.

Rights and Privileges
As for a Full Member.
Membership will renew on payment of Annual Subscription; otherwise membership will cease until such time as outstanding subscriptions are paid.

If a Member is considered to have brought the Guild into disrepute, or displayed wilful disregard for the Guild’s purpose, they may be expelled from the Guild, with no refund of subscription, if so decided by a two-thirds majority voting at a General Meeting. Notice of any proposed expulsion shall be circulated to Members by the Secretary at least two months in advance.