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Welcome to the website for the Dorset County Association of Church Bell Ringers.

The Dorset County Association of Church Bell Ringers (DCA) is a ringing society based in Dorset (although we have members across the country) that holds a regular monthly practice and other events (e.g. Bell Ringing Outings, Meals, etc.). We have a Bell Restoration Fund (a registered charity) and also a Mobile Bell Tower which can be used for recruitment at locations without a bell tower (i.e. outdoors at fairs, sports halls, etc).

Meet the DCA Team by clicking here

DCA’s official Facebook page can be found at

To find out more about bellringing visit Learn To Ring or What is Ringing. You can listen to typical Dorset church bells below:

There are also two more ringing guilds operating in parts of Dorset; the Salisbury Diocesan Guild http://sdgr.org.uk, and the Winchester and Portsmouth Diocesan Guild https://www.wpbells.org/.

Despite its name, the Association is non-territorial; it does operate mainly within the county of Dorset and adjoining areas, but members live and ring wherever there are bells to be rung.

All members are Life Members.

The Association is represented on The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers and supports the Association Of Ringing Teachers.

The main officers of the association are:
Chairman – Nick Lawrence
Ringing Master – Tim Martin
Secretary / Treasurer – Nigel Pridmore

The full team can be found here