Next Guild Events

Saturday 5th May - Llanfeugan
10.00-12.00 : 8-bell practice

Wednesday 16th May - Brecon Cathedral
7.30-9.00 : 10-bell practice

Thursday 17th May - Talgarth
7.00-9.00 : Feast of St Dunstan evening
The Talgarth ringers invite all to a service, ringing and 'bring and share' supper.

Saturday 19th May - Ringing Trip
Details here, names to

2017 Striking Competition

The 2017 competition was held at St David's, Llanfaes, on Saturday 29th July and judged by Peter Hayward of the St David's DG. Three bands plus a scratch band took part and the resultes were ...

1st Brecon (Plain Bob Doubles) 9 faults

2nd Sketty (Call Changes) 12 faults

3rd Glasbury (Call Changes) 32 faults

Scratch Band (Plain Bob Doubles) 36 faults

Training Programme 2017-2018

The Training Programme and be found HERE or via the TRAINING tab above.


Tom McCourt (4th June 2017)

David Jones (4th February 2017)
Llandefaelog Fach

Neville Powell (3rd February 2017)

Brian Werry (9th November 2016)

Michael Rose (11th July 2016)
Sketty, Honorary Vice-President

Sue Jablonski (6th February 2016)
Cefn Coed

Brecon Ringing Calendar

For people who wish to ring at any of the Brecon towers please click HERE to see what's going on.

Guild website

This is the revamped version of the guild website. All the usual stuff can be found using the menu tabs above. The biggest change is in the TOWERS page, with a map showing the widespread and geographically uneven distribution of the ringable guild towers (for those who didn't already know this!). It is intended to put tower contact details on the TOWERS page. Where these aren't at present shown, please email for the information. I should be glad if tower correspondents would let me know if any corrections or additions are required.

This home page will be devoted to announcements and news items. Contributions from tower correspondents and other guild members, including pictures, would be welcomed.

Quarter Peal Congratulations

First Quarter: Laura Jones 22/04/18
First Quarter: Grace Dooley 25/03/18
First St Simon's Doubles: Rosie Gibson 09/03/18
First Minor inside: Jean Hudman 28/01/18
First Minor: Marian Katz 14/01/18
Most methods to Q (7): Pauline Stables 06/01/18
First Quarter Peal: Marian Katz 08/12/17
First inside: Rosie Gibson 18/11/17
First Norwich S: Sue Gomm 09/08/17
First Quarter Peal: James Bessant Davies 22/05/17
Most methods to Q (5): Pauline Stables 20/04/17
First away from cover: Claire Alexander 05/03/17
First Plain Minor: Rosie Gibson 27/01/17
First Treble Bob inside: Pauline Stables 20/11/16
First Treble Dodging: Rosie Gibson 20/11/16
First Norwich S: Polly Beck 14/10/16
First Norwich S: David Katz 14/10/16
First Quarter Peal: Alec Edwards 13/10/16
First on 8: Pauline Stables 01/10/16
First Grandsire Triples: David Katz 01/10/16
First Major: David Katz 25/09/16
Most methods to Q (4): Pauline Stables 11/09/16
First Grandsire Triples: Ellie Williams 16/08/16
First Cambridge S Minor: Ellie Williams 16/08/16
First London S Minor: Laura Childs 16/08/16
First on Tenor: Alan Charters 15/07/16
Most methods inside (5): Ellie Williams 01/06/16
First Surprise: David Katz 27/05/16
First Treble Bob: Ellie Williams 16/05/16
100th Quarter Peal: David Katz 24/04/16
Most methods inside (3): Pauline Stables 24/04/16
Most methods inside (3): Caitlin Power 28/02/16
Circled tower (Builth Wells): Tim Hollinghurst 24/01/16
First Plain Bob Minor: Ellie Williams 24/01/16
First Inside: Ellie Williams 04/01/16

New Guild Master

The new Master, David Katz (Llanbedr), taking over from the retiring Master, Paul Johnson (Brecon).

Leslie Evans Trophy 2017

The Leslie Evans Trophy for progress in ringing during the year was awarded to Claire Alexander of Brecon.

Claire receiving the trophy from Training Officer Kath Johnson

Guild Peal Books

The guild peal books are in the process of being scanned and the results can be found in the 'Peals' section here. The relevent report from the Ringing World is displayed with each entry.

Central Council Review

The proposals for the reform of the Central Council were all accepted at the meeting on 29th May. The guild's representatives, Paul Johnson and David Katz, will keep you up to date on progress.

Michael Barritt Rose

4 September 1940 – 11th July 2016

Obituary by Richard Rose for Sketty Bell Ringers here.

Mr Charles Powell

Charles Powell was the first Guild Treasurer, occupying the post from 1923 to 1939. On his retirement he was presented with a clock 'in recognition of his faithful service as Treaurer'. His great grandson, Steve Hogg, provided the photos of the clock which has been restored and is now 'working like a dream'.