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  1. Percy Pester

    We are very sad to advise the passing of Percy Pester on 13 March 2017.

    will be a memorial service at Colaton Raleigh on Thursday 30 March,
    starting at 2.30pm.  This follows a private cremation. 

    The church service has been confirmed as 2:30pm despite another time being given in a newspaper announcement.  

    Our condolences to Percy's family and friends.

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  2. Secretary Needed

    For personal reasons, our secretary Sam has tendered his resignation. The Association is now looking for a replacement. 

    If any members feel they would like to take on this post, could they please contact the Chairman, James Steer, on 01363 82414 or by email;

  3. Invitation to Ide competition on 1 April 2017

    Please see below for an invitation to the call change competition being held at Ide.

    This competition proves very popular, if you are interested, please contact Simon as soon as possible.  

    Ide Ringers

      Captain: Simon Tucker, 5 Galmpton Rise, Exeter EX4 5BY
    Tel: 01392 215237, Mobile: 07885 281856


    The ringers of St Ida’s Church, Ide invite you to enter our six bell ringing
    competition to be held on
    Saturday 1st April 2017.


    The Delve Shield and 1st certificate.

    The Stan Moore Memorial cup and 2
    nd certificate.
    rd and 4th certificate.


    The Centenary Cup and four certificates.

    All teams to ring ‘sixty on thirds’, the duration of the peal to be not less than
    15 minutes.

    Entrance fee: £6.00 per team.

    The Church Council and the Bellringers will not be held responsible for any
    accident which may occur during this event.

    Light refreshments will be available in the church.
    The number of teams may be limited.

    Times for ringing can be arranged with:

    Simon Tucker

    5 Galmpton Rise
    Exeter EX4 5BY

    Tel: (01392) 215237
    Mobile: 07885 281856


    Ide Bellringing Competition is open to teams of all
    standards. If you can rise, fall and ring the peal 60 on
    thirds why not come along and have a go. We look forward
    to meeting you.

    Simon Tucker
    on behalf of Ide Bellringers

  4. Young Devon Ringers
  5. Chagford Bells - Rededication


    The service of Thanksgiving and
    Rededication following the refurbishment of the bell mechanism and installation
    of the new frame will be on:

    Saturday 1st April 2017 at

    by the Bishop of Exeter

    followed by Open Ringing from

    (contact Julia Endacott 01647 432550


  6. Widecombe Ringer in Incident at Worcester Cathedral

    There have been several news reports this weekend regarding a ringer from Widecombe-in-the-Moor sustaining injuries following an incident while ringing the tenor at Worcester Cathedral. This included a dramatic rescue from the ringing room by trained members of the Fire and Rescue Service.

    We are pleased to advise that the ringer concerned has returned home and has sustained a bump to the head and a back injury which will be explored with health professionals this week.

    Our best wishes to the gentleman concerned for a speedy recovery and a quick return to ringing.

  7. Michael Beer and Raymond "Curly" Clements


    We are very sad to share the news of the recent passing of Michael Beer, Captain at Bishops Tawton, and of Raymond "Curly" Clements of Littleham.

    Curly's funeral will be held at Littleham on 3rd January 2017, starting at 12pm.

    Michael's funeral will be held at Bishops Tawton on 5th January 2017, starting at 13.30pm.

    Our condolences to to both families.

  8. Devon Bell Ringers' Carol Service

  9. Rope in a Mate

    Bell Ringers - Rope in a Mate!!

    January 2017 is your opportunity to be PROUD and LOUD about your bell ringing skills!

    Rope in a Mate is a social media awareness campaign running throughout
    January 2017. All ringers can take part! Here’s how it works…

    1) Invite a friend to join you for one practice night at your local tower.
    2) Take a photo of you and your friend in the ringing room.
    3) Post the photo on social media and tag your friend. Search @ropeinamate on Facebook to share to the dedicated page.

    That’s it! The aim is to de-mystify bell ringing and raise awareness
    of the need for more ringers. Bring a friend even if you don’t use
    social media! Ask them to talk about their evening with other people.
    There is no obligation for your friend to learn to ring, or even have a
    go, just share your love of ringing and record the event so that others
    can see how much fun you had.
    As with all ringing activity, please ensure that tower safety information is shared prior to non-ringers entering the tower.

    Thank you for taking part! 😊

  10. Devon Association of Ringers AGM - Accounts 2016

    The Devon Association of Ringers held their 82 Annual General Meeting on Saturday 12 November 2016

    Please click here for the Accounts 2016

    Please click here for the Draw Accounts 

  11. Stewart Aplin
    It's with great sadness we learn that Stewart Aplin passed away on Sunday morning. He was an ever present at Buckland in the Moor for many years. His funeral will be on Mon 21st November at 2pm in St Peter's Chapel at Exeter Crematorium. His final years bravely bourne. (Graham Pascoe)
  12. Tavistock Deanery Day


  13. Tamar Vally Competition
  14. Emmanuel Open Morning - Saturday 24 September 2016

  15. Autumn Competitions

    There are several
    competitions taking place in the next few weeks. Please make a note of them and enter or
    support them if you can.

    17 September 2016 – Devon Association
    8 Bell Festival – Dartmouth St Saviour

    24 September 2016 –
    Iddesleigh and Dolton – Contact Janice Gist –
    01805 624690.

    08 October 2016 –

    15 October 2016 – Tedburn St

    Teams are invited to
    support the Tedburn St Mary Competition for the “Mackie Cup,”

    “The Shilston Shield,”
    “The Tedburn Cup” and “The Courtier Shield” on the 15th October

    2016 between 3pm and
    7pm. To enter contact John Moody 01647
    61675 or Jenny

    Codling 07872 922202.

    15 October 2016 – Ide

    Teams will ring for the
    Tom Coulthirst and Jack Wroth Memorial Cup and Shield. The ringing times are
    between 2pm and 7pm and can be booked by contacting John on 01392 259211. All
    proceeds from this year’s competition will go towards the Ide Church Roof Fund.

    29 October 2016 – St Giles
    in the Wood

    05 November 2016 – The
    Tawstock Shield to be held at Kingsteignton and Highweek

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