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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 that holds a regular monthly practice and rings peals and quarter peals on a regular basis. (Cancelled during Coronavirus outbreak).

DCA’s official Facebook page can be found at
https://www.facebook.com/Dorset-County-Association-of-Church-Bell-Ringers-102437601383721

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 http://www.wp-ringers.org.uk/.

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 – Robin Mears
Secretary / Treasurer – Nigel Pridmore