The Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers

Forest branch is the only branch wholly located to the west of the River Severn and the only one which boasts a boundary with another country! Most of it comprises the ancient woodlands of the Forest of Dean. The south western boundary is the River Wye and the Llandaff and Monmouth Association whereas to the north and west lies the Hereford Guild. The eastern boundary is almost entirely formed by the River Severn although the branch meets up with the Gloucester and Tewkesbury branches in the north.

Littledean (pictured) is situated almost exactly in the centre of the branch. When the G&B was formed in 1878 Forest, split into North and South, was one of the founding branches. Littledean presumably was in the south although it is not clear where the boundary lay.

Branch contact

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.

Abenhall, St Michael [GL17 0DU] affiliated, no toilet, 3 bells, 8cwt tenor. Unringable.

St Michael, Abenhall

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Alvington, St Andrew [GL15 6BQ] affiliated, limited availability toilet, 5 bells, 9cwt tenor, rung from ground floor. Sunday: third 9:45. Practice: Wednesday 15:00 . Tower Contact

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Awre, St Andrew [GL14 1EW] affiliated, always available toilet, 6 bells, 10cwt tenor, rung from ground floor. Sunday: by arrangement.

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Blaisdon, St Michael [GL17 0AG] affiliated, no toilet, 6 bells, 7½cwt tenor, rung from ground floor. Sunday: first 9:00. Website

St Michael, Blaisdon

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Bromsberrow, St Mary [HR8 1RU] affiliated, no toilet, 6 bells, 7¼cwt tenor, rung from ground floor. Sunday: fourth 9:15 confirm first. Practice: Wednesday alternately 19:30 confirm first . Tower Contact

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Churcham, St Andrew [GL2 8AF] affiliated, limited availability toilet, 6 bells, 14cwt tenor.

St Andrew, Churcham

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Clearwell, St Peter [GL16 8LF] affiliated, no toilet, 4 bells, 7cwt tenor, rung from ground floor. Chimed only. . Tower Contact

St Peter, Clearwell

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Corse, St Margaret [GL19 3BX] affiliated, no toilet, 6 bells, 12cwt tenor, rung from ground floor. Sunday: by arrangement. Practice: Tuesday 19:30 confirm first . Tower Contact

St Margaret, Corse

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Drybrook, Holy Trinity [GL17 9LE] no toilet, 1 bell, 12cwt tenor. Unringable. Also 8 tubular bells. Website

Dymock, St Mary the Blessed Virgin [GL18 2AG] affiliated, always available toilet, 6 bells, 16cwt tenor. Sunday: 9:00 confirm first. . Tower Contact

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English Bicknor, St Mary the Virgin [GL16 7PQ] affiliated, kitchen facilities, always available toilet, 6 bells, 7cwt tenor, anticlockwise circle. Sunday: first, third 9:00. Practice: Wednesday 18:30 . Tower Contact

St Mary the Virgin, English Bicknor

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Hartpury, St Mary the Virgin [GL19 3DE] affiliated, limited availability toilet, 6 bells, 14¼cwt tenor. Sunday: by arrangement. . Tower Contact

St Mary the Virgin, Hartpury

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Hewelsfield, St Mary Magdalene [GL15 6UH] affiliated, limited availability toilet, 6 bells, 10¼cwt tenor, rung from ground floor. Sunday: by arrangement. Practice: Wednesday second, fourth 19:45 confirm first . Tower Contact

St Mary Magdalene, Hewelsfield

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Highnam, Holy Innocents [GL2 8DP] affiliated, no toilet, 3 bells, 25¼cwt tenor. Unringable. Tower unsafe.

Holy Innocents, Highnam

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Huntley, St John the Baptist [GL19 3EX] affiliated, no toilet, 6 bells, 8cwt tenor, rung from ground floor. Sunday: by arrangement.

St John the Baptist, Huntley

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Littledean, St Ethelbert [GL14 3NL] affiliated, always available toilet, 8 bells, 8cwt tenor. Sunday: not 9:45. Practice: Monday 19:00 . Tower Contact

St Ethelbert, Littledean

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Longhope, All Saints [GL17 0LH] affiliated, limited availability toilet, 8 bells, 10¾cwt tenor. Sunday: 8:45 confirm first. Practice: by arrangement

All Saints, Longhope

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Lydney, St Mary [GL15 5EF] affiliated, always available toilet, 10 bells, 13½cwt tenor. 10-bell practice. Practice: Thursday 18:30 . Tower Contact

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Minsterworth, St Peter [GL2 8JJ] affiliated, always available toilet, 6 bells, 11¼cwt tenor. Sunday: second 10:25. Practice: Tuesday 19:30 Website. Tower Contact

St Peter, Minsterworth

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Mitcheldean, St Michael and All Angels [GL17 0HN] affiliated, kitchen facilities, always available toilet, 8 bells, 12cwt tenor, rung from ground floor. Spire unsafe. Practices at Michaeldean Campanile. Sunday: 9:15 confirm first. Practice: Thursday 19:30 confirm first . Tower Contact

St Michael and All Angels, Mitcheldean

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Newent, St Mary [GL18 1AA] affiliated, kitchen facilities, limited availability toilet, 8 bells, 16¼cwt tenor. Sunday: 9:30 confirm first. Practice: Thursday 19:30 confirm first . Tower Contact

St Mary, Newent

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Newland, All Saints [GL16 8NW] affiliated, always available toilet, 6 bells, 16¼cwt tenor. Sunday: by arrangement. . Tower Contact

All Saints, Newland

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Newnham-on-Severn, St Peter [GL14 1AP] affiliated, always available toilet, 8 bells, 17¼cwt tenor. Sunday: first 16:50. Practice: Thursday 19:00 . Tower Contact

St Peter, Newnham-on-Severn

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Parkend, St Paul [GL15 4HJ] no toilet, 1 bell, 6cwt tenor. Unringable. Also 8 tubular bells.

Pauntley, St John the Evangelist [GL19 3JA] affiliated, no toilet, 3 bells, 4cwt tenor. Chimed only.

Redmarley d'Abitot, St Bartholomew [GL19 3JS] affiliated, no toilet, 6 bells, 10cwt tenor. . Tower structural problems. . Tower Contact

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Ruardean, St John the Baptist [GL17 9US] affiliated, no toilet, 8 bells, 14¾cwt tenor, rung from ground floor. Restoration shortly. Sunday: by arrangement. Practice: by arrangement . Tower Contact

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St Briavels, St Mary the Virgin [GL15 6RG] affiliated, always available toilet, 8 bells, 11cwt tenor. Sunday: by arrangement. Practice: Wednesday first, third 19:45 confirm first . Tower Contact

St Mary the Virgin, St Briavels

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Staunton (Coleford), All Saints [GL16 8PG] affiliated, no toilet, 6 bells, 9¾cwt tenor, rung from ground floor. Sunday: by arrangement. Practice: Thursday first, fourth 19:00 confirm first . Tower Contact

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Staunton (Gloucester), St James [GL19 3QS] affiliated, no toilet, 6 bells, 9cwt tenor, rung from ground floor. . Tower Contact

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Tibberton, Holy Trinity [GL19 3AF] affiliated, limited availability toilet, 5 bells, 7½cwt tenor.

Holy Trinity, Tibberton

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Tidenham, Ss Mary and Peter [NP16 7JQ] affiliated, no toilet, 6 bells, 10cwt tenor, rung from ground floor. Sunday: 8:30. Practice: Tuesday 19:30 . Tower Contact

Ss Mary and Peter, Tidenham

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Westbury-on-Severn, Ss Peter Paul and Mary [GL14 1PD] affiliated, limited availability toilet, 6 bells, 20cwt tenor, rung from ground floor. Spire structural problems. Sunday: third 9:30 confirm first. Website. Tower Contact

Ss Peter Paul and Mary, Westbury-on-Severn

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Woolaston, St Andrew [GL15 6PR] no toilet, 5 bells, 7¾cwt tenor. Derelict.

St Andrew, Woolaston

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