Welcome to the website for the Chiltern Branch of the Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers.

The Chiltern Branch covers parts of central Buckinghamshire by the border with Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, and is home to many of the famous red kites.


Whilst one of the smaller branches within the guild, we have a wide range of interesting and historic bells details of which can be found by following the "Towers" tab. We are keen to develop ringing within the branch and to help towers with recruitment and training to ensure that the traditional sound of Church bells rings out for many years to come.

2012 marked the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the Guild's Chiltern Branch. The following notes taken from Bill Butler's "100 years of the ODG" are of interest:

Many thanks to Roy Woodruff for this research.

Safeguarding Policy

The Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of the children and people of all ages. The current Safeguarding Policy can be seen here.


Site last updated 29th February 2020 by Alan Masters