The Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers

The Wotton branch covers the population centres of Wotton under Edge, Cam and Dursley, surrounded by steep wooded hills, and the Vale of Berkeley on the eastern bank of the River Severn. South lies the Bristol Rural branch whereas north are the branches of Gloucester and Stroud. The eastern boundary roughly follows the line of the Cotswold edge which divides the branch from that of Chippenham.

The town of Wotton is situated within one of the narrow valleys which cut into the edge, the church of St Mary the Virgin (pictured) being located on one of the relatively few flat areas. Nearer the river is Berkeley, famous for its castle and for being the birthplace of Edward Jenner who did so much to develop vaccination.

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Berkeley, St Mary the Virgin [GL13 9BN] 10 bells, 21¼cwt tenor. Sunday: 10:30 confirm first. Practice: Wednesday 19:30 Website . Tower Contact

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Chipping Sodbury, St John the Baptist [BS37 6BQ] 8 bells, 16cwt tenor. Sunday: 8:45. Practice: Monday 19:30 confirm first . Tower Contact O797O 797742

St John the Baptist, Chipping Sodbury

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Coaley, St Bartholomew [GL11 5EB] 6 bells, 12cwt tenor. Sunday: 8:45. Practice: Wednesday 19:30 confirm first . Tower Contact (Ol453) 89O497

St Bartholomew, Coaley

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Cromhall, St Andrew [GL12 8AL] 6 bells, 12cwt tenor. Sunday: 9:00. Practice: Monday 19:30 . Tower Contact (Ol454) 294387

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Dursley, St James the Great [GL11 4HZ] 8 bells, 19cwt tenor. Sunday: 9:00; 17:30 confirm first. Practice: Thursday 19:30 Website . Tower Contact (Ol453) 543536

St James the Great, Dursley

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Great Badminton, St Michael and All Angels [GL9 1DB] 3 bells, 8cwt tenor. Not available. . Tower Contact (Ol454) 4l668O

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Hawkesbury, St Mary [GL9 1BN] 1 bell, 2cwt tenor. Chimed only.

St Mary, Hawkesbury

Hill, St Michael [GL13 9EB] 1 bell, 6cwt tenor.

Horton, St James the Elder [BS37 6QR] 6 bells, 17cwt tenor. Sunday: 10:15. Practice: Wednesday 19:30 . Tower Contact (Ol454) 3ll7Ol

St James the Elder, Horton

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North Nibley, St Martin [GL11 6DJ] 6 bells, 9cwt tenor. Sunday: 9:30. Practice: Friday 19:30 . Tower Contact (Ol453) 542O9l

St Martin, North Nibley

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Slimbridge, St John the Evangelist [GL2 7BJ] 6 bells, 12cwt tenor. . Tower Contact (Ol453) 89O469

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Stinchcombe, St Cyr [GL11 6BQ] 6 bells, 10cwt tenor. Sunday: 10:30 confirm first; first 16:40 (quarter peal attempt). Practice: Thursday 19:30 Website . Tower Contact (Ol453) 54774l

St Cyr, Stinchcombe

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Stone, All Saints [GL13 9LB] 6 bells, 5¼cwt tenor. Sunday: 9:00. Practice: Monday 19:30 . Tower Contact (Ol454) 26O376

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Tortworth, St Leonard [GL12 8HF] 6 bells, 13cwt tenor. Sunday: 10:30 confirm first. Practice: Thursday 20:00 confirm first . Tower Contact (Ol454) 4l4826

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Upper Cam, St George [GL11 5PQ] 6 bells, 13cwt tenor. Sunday: 9:00. Practice: Tuesday 19:30 Website . Tower Contact

St George, Upper Cam

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Wickwar, Holy Trinity [GL12 8LE] 6 bells, 12cwt tenor. Sunday: 10:45. Practice: Thursday 19:30 . Tower Contact (Ol454) 294524

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Wotton-under-Edge, St Mary the Virgin [GL12 7LS] 8 bells, 18cwt tenor. Sunday: 9:30. Practice: Tuesday 19:30, bell push or similar outside Website . Tower Contact (Ol453) 844393

St Mary the Virgin, Wotton-under-Edge

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Yate, St Mary [BS37 5BG] 6 bells, 20cwt tenor. Sunday: first, third 9:00. Practice: Monday after first, third Sunday 19:30 confirm first . Tower Contact (Ol454) 3l6339

St Mary, Yate

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