|The Chester Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers|
founded in 1887 and is responsible for all aspects of ringing in this area.
One of many territorial organisations of its kind throughout the United Kingdom,
for ease of administration it is subdivided into five Branches, of which Oxton
belongs to the Wirral Branch. However, the Guild plays important
role "behind the scenes" and full details can be found on its own
Alex Martin held office as Guild Master and as a mark of his services to the Guild was a Vice President.
|The Wirral Branch|
There are 20 churches in Wirral with bells hung for change ringing. The Branch is responsible for promoting bell ringing in Wirral, and to do this it arranges ringing in various formats. A programme for the current year can be viewed on the Branch website, but essentially topics covered are as follows:
|A Meeting at a different tower each month|
|Arranging monthly ringing at Chester Cathedral|
|Practices for learners|
|Advanced method practices|
|An annual striking competition|
|Ringing Tours beyond Wirral|
|The Wirral Branch has a discussion group called WirralBellringers as an easy means of communication from its officers and its members; and as a tool for members to use, perhaps to notify a special practice at their tower. Further information is available on the Branch website. To join, simply e-mail WirralBellringersfirstname.lastname@example.org stating your name please.|