Membership

We currently have over 250 members from all faiths and no faiths. Full members pay £10 per year, O65’s & 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 and more importantly you will be covered by the guilds public liability insurance.

How to Join

New members are elected at any of the five Guild Business Meetings. New members can apply by completing a form available from Email the Guild Secretary

Classes of Membership

Full Members

Eligibility

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.

Duties

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

Eligibility

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.

Duties

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

Eligibility

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.

Duties

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.