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  1. Devon Association 6 bell South & North Qualifying

    Saturday 13th May 2017 is the day on which the Devon Association holds it's North & South 6 bell Qualifying competitions.


    The competitions are held simultaneously and Kick Off with a short service at 2pm followed by the roll call for teams and then the draw for order of ringing.


    The South's competition will be held at Tedburn St Mary not from Exeter just off the A30 and the North's will be held at Bishop's Tawton not far from Barnstaple. The Tenor at Tedburn weigh's 10-0-6 in F and at Bisphop's Tawton 9-2-20 in G#.


    Top 5 teams in each competition automatically go through to the Devon Association 6 bell Major Final, this year being held on the beautiful six at Dunsford, the next 5 go through to the Minor Final being held at Clawton near Holsworthy.



  2. John Kelly

    The funeral of John Kelly BEM will take place on Friday 19 May 2017 at Paignton Church. The service will start at 2pm.


    Family flowers only please. 


     There will ringing before the service by the local ringers. Ringers are invited to ring after the service, and will be coordinated by Michael Webster as required. Please contact him by email; mtwebster@btinternet.com



  3. Saturday 20 May 2017 - Devon Ringing in Gloucestershire!

    Please find below the details of the Devon Ringing Workshop and Longborough Call Change Competition that will be held on Saturday 20 May 2017.


    For details of the Devon Ringing Workshop at Saintbury please contact Stephen Herniman (stephen.g.hermian@gmail.com) and for entries to the competition at Longborough please contact Denzil Spear (denzil.spear@btinternet.com).


    We had a brilliant day in Gloucestershire two years ago! Excellent ringing, beautiful location, exciting scaresrow trail, entertainment and delicious food. This is a weekend not to be missed!





    Longborough Scarecrow Trail/Six Bell
    Ringing Competition


    Saturday 20th May 2017


    Programme.




    9.30
    am-11.30 am. Devon Association
    Workshop Saintbury Church.


    12.30 pm –
    4.00 pm Tea & Refreshments
    available in local Primary School


    1.00 pm Service Longborough Church.


    1.40 pm Draw for Ringing Position.


    1.45 pm Commence Ringing
    Competition.


    4.00 pm Morris Dancing at the
    Village Hall


    4.00 pm Hog Roast at the Village Hall


    4.30 pm Judges to give competition
    results.




  4. Norman Lock and John Kelly BEM


    We are sad to advise that Norman Lock of Black Torrington, and John Kelly BEM of Paignton, have both recently passed away.


    The memorial service for Norman Lock will be held on Wednesday 17 May 2017 at Shebbear Church, starting at 2pm. When further details are known regarding services for John Kelly there will be a further update.


    Our thoughts and condolences for both families.

  5. 2017 MINOR FINAL VENUE CHANGE

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, the work at Aswater tot the tower will not be complete in time for the Minor Final as first thought.


    Therefore, it is to be held at Clawton. It is the next village on, they are a similar weight of  8cwt - 1qr - 25lb and are also a ground floor.


    To any team entering this years 6 Bell, please be aware of this change and spread the word.


    Stuart Bennie
    Competition Secretary, North 

  6. Change to Huntsham Workshop

    Please be aware that there has been a change to the date and venue for the Guild of Devonshire Ringers' Call Change Workshop this month. 


    Instead of taking place at Huntsham on Saturday 22 April, the workshop will now be held at Stoodleigh on Saturday 29 April between 10am and 12pm. This is to avoid a clash with the Open Festival at Crediton.  All Welcome! And thanks are extended to all ringers who have supported these sessions so far.



  7. South Devon Inter-Deanery ringing festival saturday 08/04/17

    Inter Deanery ringing festival.



    Saturday 8th April is the Inter deanery ringing competition, this year it is being held within the Ivybridge & Plymouth Deanery at Shaugh Prior.


    The six bells were re-hung and tuned in 1937 by John Taylor and Co and are a superb sounding ring of bells but they are a challenge to strike well! Tenor weigh's 15-1-3 in E.


    Draw for order of ringing 2.15pm, there will be a tea and real ale will be available as the village pub is currently closed.


  8. Honorary Secretary

    We are very pleased to annouce that the vacant position of Honorary Secretary for the Devon Association of Ringers has been filled by Mrs Rachel Avery. Please contact Rachel via email: hon-secretary@devonbells.co.uk




  9. Tamar Valley Guild of Ringers - Competition 08 April 2017
    TAMAR VALLEY KNOCKOUT RINGING COMPETITION

    The Annual Ringing Competition will be held at

    St Nectan's Church, Welcome

    On Saturday 8th April 2017

    By kind permission of the Rector & Churchwardens

    PRIZES FOR OPEN SECTION

    6 Bell – W Haine Cup and 3 Certificates

    Ringing to commence at 6.30pm

    NOVICE SECTION

    To ring half peal off the stay known as sixty on thirds

    Trophies and certificates will be awarded at the end of the competition.

    RULES

    Teams to ring a peal known as Sixty on Thirds (6 Bell)
    Any tower wishing to enter two teams may do so, but the second team will only be accepted if time permits.
    All cups will be perpetual and must be returned by the following year’s competition.
    St
    Nectan's Church Council will not be held responsible for any accident
    in the Tower to any ringer or anyone attending the competition.

    ENTRY FEE: £6.00

    Please telephone the Secretary as soon as possible to enter a team and obtain a time.
    Times will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

    Secretary: Melanie Dymond 01288 381309/07791936015 or email meldymond@hotmail.com
  10. Rededication of Chagford Bells

    On 1st April 2017 there was service of thanksgiving and re-dedication of the refurbished and re-hung bells of St Michael the Archangel, Chagford conducted by the Bishop of Exeter, the Right Revd. Robert Atwell


    The bells were rung before the service, during the service and after the blessing of the restoration project by the local band. The bells were then available for open ringing after the buffet lunch.


    Details of the inscriptions are available by clicking here

  11. 2017 6-Bell Qualifiers
    Today marks the start of the 2017 ringing calendar with the annual Ide Competition and the 2017 Qualifiers for the 6 Bell will soon be upon us!



    Qualifiers will be held on the 13th May.

    North - Bishop's Tawton - 9-2-20

    South - Tedburn St Mary - 10-0-6



    Any teams wishing to enter please get in contact



    North - Stuart Bennie - s2bennie@hotmail.co.uk  or 07796106708 



    South - Jereme Darke - jereme.darke@sky.com or 07875054257



    Last date for practise is the 29th April.
  12. Percy Pester

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


    There
    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.


    Continue reading "Percy Pester"
  13. 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;cjsteerandson@btconnect.com.




  14. 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

    ST IDA’S BELL FESTIVAL


    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.


    ‘A’ SECTION


    The Delve Shield and 1st certificate.

    The Stan Moore Memorial cup and 2
    nd certificate.
    3
    rd and 4th certificate.


    ‘B’ SECTION


    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


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    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






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