The Guild of Medical Ringers exists to foster a closer fraternity between ringers in the health professions and in their schools.
The Inaugural Meeting of the Guild of Medical Ringers took place in May 1955 and members have met regularly since that date. Membership is open to qualified members of any of the health professions whose qualification is registerable with an appropriate professional Council, and Associate Membership is open to those in training in any of the health professions, as defined above; to the immediate family of Ordinary Members; and to such others, associated with medicine, whom the Guild elects with a two thirds majority.
Meetings are held on the third Saturday of May and the third or fourth Saturday of November, except in exceptional circumstances. The November meetings are always held in London and are the occasion of our Annual General Meeting; the usual format for the day is a quarter peal attempt in the morning, ringing at three or four towers in the afternoon, and a fairly informal dinner in the evening with the business meeting. The May meetings are held ‘in the country’, usually in the form of a weekend meeting starting on a Friday with a quarter peal attempt in the morning, and then ringing at towers in the afternoon, and during the day on the Saturday. An informal dinner is held on the Saturday evening,. On the Sunday there is Service ringing at local towers.
The Guild is also involved in other ringing activities, often associated with medical or NHS events.
If you believe you have the necessary qualifying occupation and wish to become a member of the Guild, there is more information available on the Membership page.