The Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers

Swindon branch is located in the south east of the Association, roughly bounded in the south by the M4 and both the Bath and Wells Association and the Salisbury Diocesan Guild. The north boundary is formed by the River Thames, where it meets the Cirencester branch. West lies the Chippenham branch whereas east is the Oxford Diocesan Guild. The branch also maintains a close relationship with Shrivenham tower: they're related by postcode!

The old part of the town which gives the branch its name is on top of a hill, from where Christ Church (pictured) looks down on the new town. This was started by Brunel's establishment of the Great Western Railway works here in the 19th century. Modern Swindon does not show much of its origins although the railway village, the Great Western museum and St Mark's church bear witness.

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In view of the current situation with Coronavirus Covid-19 you should ignore any ringing times given in this list. All practices and Sunday service ringing have been cancelled in accordance with Government regulations and Central Council advice.

Ashton Keynes, Holy Cross [SN6 6QR] affiliated, always available toilet, 6 bells, 13cwt tenor. Sunday: first, fifth 10:15 confirm first. Practice: Thursday 19:30 confirm first, alternates with Castle Eaton Website

Holy Cross, Ashton Keynes

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Bishopstone, St Mary the Virgin [SN6 8PZ] affiliated, no toilet, 8 bells, 19½cwt tenor. Sunday: by arrangement. Practice: by arrangement . Tower Contact (Ol793) 79llO7

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Broad Blunsdon, St Leonard [SN26 7BD] affiliated, always available toilet, 8 bells, 5½cwt tenor. Sunday: 9:30. Practice: Monday first, third, fifth 19:30 . Tower Contact

St Leonard, Broad Blunsdon

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Castle Eaton, St Mary the Virgin [SN6 6LB] affiliated, no toilet, 6 bells, 7½cwt tenor, rung from ground floor. Sunday: fourth 8:45. Practice: Thursday 19:30 confirm first, alternates with Ashton Keynes Website

St Mary the Virgin, Castle Eaton

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Cricklade, St Sampson [SN6 6AX] affiliated, always available toilet, 6 bells, 12cwt tenor, anticlockwise circle, rung from ground floor. Sunday: 9:30. Practice: Wednesday 19:45 Website. Tower Contact (Ol793) 75l69O

St Sampson, Cricklade

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Hannington, St John the Baptist [SN6 7RW] affiliated, no toilet, 6 bells, 10½cwt tenor. Sunday: by arrangement. Practice: by arrangement

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Highworth, St Michael [SN6 7AQ] affiliated, limited availability toilet, 8 bells, 18cwt tenor. Sunday: 9:45. Practice: Thursday 20:00

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Latton, St John the Baptist [SN6 6DS] affiliated, no toilet, 5 bells, 9¼cwt tenor, anticlockwise circle. Sunday: by arrangement. Practice: by arrangement

St John the Baptist, Latton

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Liddington, All Saints [SN4 0HB] affiliated, no toilet, 6 bells, 8½cwt tenor. Sunday: first 9:45; fourth 17:15; fifth by arrangement. Practice: Friday second, fourth 19:30 Website. Tower Contact (Ol793) 79O9O4

All Saints, Liddington

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Lydiard Millicent, All Saints [SN5 3NE] affiliated, always available toilet, 6 bells, 7cwt tenor. Sunday: 10:00. Practice: Tuesday 19:30 . Tower Contact

All Saints, Lydiard Millicent

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Lydiard Tregoze, St Mary [SN5 3PA] affiliated, limited availability toilet, 6 bells, 11½cwt tenor. Sunday: 9:15. Practice: Thursday 19:30 . Tower Contact

St Mary, Lydiard Tregoze

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Minety, St Leonard [SN16 9PT] affiliated, always available toilet, 6 bells, 12cwt tenor. Sunday: first 10:00; second to fourth 9:00. Practice: Tuesday 19:30 . Tower Contact (Ol666) 86O63l

St Leonard, Minety

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Purton, St Mary [SN5 4EB] affiliated, always available toilet, 8 bells, 20cwt tenor. Sunday: 10:00. Practice: Friday 19:30 . Tower Contact (Ol793) 77l857

St Mary, Purton

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Rodbourne Cheney, St Mary [SN2 2PH] affiliated, kitchen facilities, always available toilet, 6 bells, 8cwt tenor. Sunday: 10:15. Practice: Monday not second 19:30 . Tower Contact O795l 248383

St Mary, Rodbourne Cheney

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Sevenhampton, St James [SN6 7QA] no toilet, 6 bells, 7cwt tenor. Unringable.

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South Marston, St Mary Magdalene [SN3 4SR] affiliated, kitchen facilities, no toilet, 6 bells, 12½cwt tenor, rung from ground floor. Unringable. Sunday: by arrangement. Practice: Wednesday 19:30 confirm first, alternates with Stratton St Margaret . Tower Contact (Ol793) 832884

St Mary Magdalene, South Marston

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Stratton St Margaret, St Margaret of Antioch [SN3 4NB] affiliated, limited availability toilet, 8 bells, 8½cwt tenor, rung from ground floor. Sunday: 9:00. Practice: Tuesday 19:00 confirm first, alternates with South Marston . Tower Contact

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Swindon, Christ Church [SN1 3HG] affiliated, always available toilet, 10 bells, 22cwt tenor. Sunday: 9:15; 17:30. Practice: Tuesday 19:30 . Tower Contact (Ol793) 6l393O

Christ Church, Swindon

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Swindon, St Mark [SN1 5EH] affiliated, kitchen facilities, always available toilet, 8 bells, 11½cwt tenor. Sunday: 9:45. Practice: Wednesday 19:30, bell push or similar outside Website. Tower Contact (Ol793) 694964

St Mark, Swindon

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Wanborough, St Andrew [SN4 0BZ] affiliated, always available toilet, 8 bells, 18½cwt tenor. Sunday: second 17:15; third 9:45; fifth by arrangement. Practice: Friday first, third, fifth 19:30 Website. Tower Contact (Ol793) 79O9O4

St Andrew, Wanborough

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Wroughton, St John the Baptist & St Helen [SN4 9JS] affiliated, always available toilet, 6 bells, 20cwt tenor, rung from ground floor. Sunday: 9:30; 17:30. Practice: Friday 19:00 Website. Tower Contact (Ol793) 8l3O3O

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