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  1. St Ida's, Ide, Bell Festival

    The ringers of St Ida’s Church, Ide invite you to enter our six bell ringing competition to be held on Saturday 7th April 2018.

    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.


    The Delve Shield and 1st certificate.
    The Stan Moore Memorial cup and 2nd certificate.
    3rd 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

    Simon Tucker
    on behalf of Ide Bellringers

  2. Pre-Season Lunch 22nd April
  3. RIP - Glen Yeo : Hartland Deanery Guild of Ringers

    Dear all - Sad news concerning our long time friend and Guild member

    We are sad to advise the passing of Glen Yeo, long term ringer at Appledore tower. He learnt to ring in the late sixties and ever since was a faithful servant to both ringing and the Appledore church. Glen's funeral service will take place at Barnstaple Crematorium on Monday 12th March at 1.40pm.

  4. 2018 Novice at Black Torrington
  5. Dave Hatton - Throwleigh
    We are very sad to advise the passing of Dave Hatton, Captain of Throwleigh, who died suddenly this morning. Funeral details will follow.
  6. Ugborough Big Breakfast
  7. RIP - Albert Manning: Hartland Deanery Guild

    Dear all - Sad news concerning our long-time friend and Guild member

    We are sad to advise the passing of Albert Manning, former long-time Captain of Bideford tower. Albert passed away peacefully at Herons Lea Residential Home on Wednesday 27th December aged 99 years. Funeral service to be held at the North Devon Crematorium on Monday 8th January at 3.00pm Donations if desired to Marie Curie can be made by retiring collection or by cheque made payable to the charity c/o Dafforn & Son 6 New Street, Torrington EX38 8BN - Tel. 01805 622263

  8. Devon Association of Ringers AGM - Accounts 2017

    The Devon Association of Ringers held their 83rd Annual General Meeting on Saturday 11 November 2017

    Please click here to see the Devon Association accounts for 2017

    Please click here to see the Draw Account for 2017

  9. Bob Pengelly Funeral
    The funeral of Bob Pengelly captain of Lydford, who passed away on Monday 30 October 2017, will be held at Lydford church at 2pm on Friday 17th November
    Please be advised that the Devon Association AGM venue has changed to North Tawton parish church.
  11. Bob Pengelly

    We are very sad to advise the passing of Bob Pengelly, Captain of Lydford Ringers, in hospital on Monday 30 October 2017 following a long illness.  Our thoughts and condolences to his family and many friends. 

    Funeral details to follow.

  12. Michael Bowden Funeral

    The funeral of Michael Bowden captain of Berrynarbor, who passed away on Thursday 19th October, will be held at Berrynarbor church at 2pm on the 3rd November

  13. AGM - Tamar Valley Guild of Ringers - Winter Knockout Competition

    The AGM of the Tamar Valley Guild of Ringers Winter Knockout Competition will be held at
    St.Peter and St.Paul's church tower Holsworthy on Tuesday 31st October 2017

    All members invited to attend.............Ringing will be available at 7.00pm followed by the AGM at 8.00pm

    Any member tower wishing to claim a rope grant should e-mail one of the following officers : Melanie Dymond, Graham Ward or Clive Ward

  14. Michael Bowden

    It is with regret that I have to announce the passing of Michael Bowden, captain of Berrrynarbor.

    Details regarding Michael's funeral will be given when we get them.

  15. Frank Crowe memorial service
    Frank Crowe's memorial service will be held at Plymstock Parish Church from 11am on Friday 13th October. There will be open ringing prior to the service from 10:15am.
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