Guild of Devonshire Ringers
North East Branch


Branch Events 2007

Branch Programme Branch Officers Tower Contacts

To check on Guild events - click here to visit the Guild web-site.

For the TROYTE RINGING CENTRE training events - click here for detailed information.

Huntsham peal board



Branch Meetings

January Sat. 6th Branch Quarterly Meeting: at Tiverton, St. Paul. Ringing 15:00 - 16:30.
Service 16:30. Meeting 17:15, followed by Ringing at Calverleigh. Evening function - Skittles & Buffet.

April Sat. 14th Branch Quarterly Meeting: at Burlescombe. Ringing 15:00 - 16:30
Service 16:30. followed by Tea/Notices. Evening Social.

July Sat. 7th Branch Quarterly Meeting: at Silverton. Ringing 15:00 - 16:30
Service 16:30. followed by Tea/Notices. Evening Social.

October Sat. 6th Branch AGM and Members Forum: at Cullompton. Ringing 15:00 - 16:30
Service 16:30. followed by Tea, AGM and Members Forum 18:30.

Branch Committee Meetings

All Branch Committee Meetings are held at the Castle School in Tiverton on the following Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm

January 10th
May 2nd
September 5th
October 10th

Branch Outing

May Sat. 19th - See your tower for details.

Branch Annual Dinner

November Sat. 24th - See your tower for details.

Branch Evening Practices

Two towers are designated as Branch Practice Towers. All members wishing to practice method ringing are invited to attend these weekly practices. If members wish to to ring a specific method of their choice please ring first to confirm arrangements. (see contacts below).

Tiverton St. Peter (8 Bell) - Tuesdays 19:30. Contact Les Boyce Tel: 01884 256819

Bampton (6 Bell) - Thursdays 19:30. Contact Pat Hatchett Tel: 01398 331843

There will also be Treble-Dodging Major Practices at Huntsham on Wednesday evenings on the following dates. These practices are arranged for those wishing to ring Treble-Dodging Major methods from Kent onwards:

24th January

27th June

28th February

25th July

28th March

24th October

25th April

28th November

23rd May

Details of Branch Treble-Dodging Major Practice from Leslie Boyce (Tel: 01884 256819 or e-mail:


PLEASE NOTE: Ringing meetings and social events are not usually restricted to members living in the Branch. A warm invitation is extended to all Guild members to attend any Branch function, regardless of location. However, it is always advisable to check with branch officers in case of cancellation or last minute changes.

Guild Events

Sat. 20th January

Guild Committee Meeting

Heavitree - 3:00pm

Sat. 23rd June

Guild AGM & Festival

Huntsham - Details Later

Sat. 20th October

Guild Striking Competitions

Provisional Date - Details Later

Sat. 27th Oct - Sat. 4th Nov

Guild Quarter Peal Week

Details Later.

Sat. 15th December

Guild Carol Service

Details Later.


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Leslie Boyce - Tel. 01884 256819 (home) or 235234 (work) e-mail: (Home Tower: Tiverton St Peter)

Committee Secretary:
Martin Clough - Tel. 01392 860971 e-mail: (Home Tower: Silverton)

Programme Secretaries:
Tony Trigg - Tel. 01398 331698 e-mail: - (Home Tower: Bampton)
John Kape - Tel. 01884 821049 (Home tower: Tiverton, St Paul)

Membership Secretary and Treasurer:
Alan Edwards - Tel. 01884 254083 - (Home Tower: Tiverton St Peter)

Joint Ringing Masters:
John Kape - Tel. 01884 821049 - (Home tower: Tiverton, St Paul)
David Pope - Tel. 01884 250548 e-mail: - (Home Tower: Tiverton St Paul)

Education Officer:
Mike Hatchett - Tel. 01398 331843 - (Home tower: Bampton)

Publicity Officer:
Sheila Scofield - Tel. 01398 331834 e-mail: - (Home tower: Bampton)

Guild Representative:
Matthew Weighell - Tel. 01884 255618 - (Home tower: Tiverton St Peter)

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Bampton: Pat Hatchett, Five Oaks, Bampton, Tiverton, Devon EX16 9LE - Tel. 01398-331843

Broadhembury: Pauline Champion, Budleigh Cottage, Kerswell, Cullompton, Devon EX15 2EJ - Tel. 01884-266751

Burlescombe: Peter Walter, Eastbrook, Burlescombe, Tiverton, Devon EX16 7JT - Tel. 01823-672545 e-mail:

Clayhidon: Caroline Bendle, Dippers Halt, Clayhidon, Cullompton, Devon EX15 3PL - Tel. 01823-681047 e-mail:

Cullompton: Brian Hancock, North Hayes, Knowle Lane, Cullompton, Devon EX15 1PZ - Tel. 01884-33161

Culmstock: Paul Mainwaring, Riverside, Culmstock, Cullompton, Devon EX15 3JB - Tel. 01884-841111

Halberton: Colin Davey, 5 High Street, Halberton, Tiverton, Devon EX16 7AF - Tel. 01884-820140

Hemyock: Brian Samuels, 101 Bulford, Wellington, Somerset TA21 8DH - Tel. 01823-664729 e-mail:

Holcombe Rogus: Peter Costema, Hurleys, Holcombe Rogus, Wellington, Somerset TA21 0PA - Tel. 01823-672558

Huntsham: Mike Hatchett, Five Oaks, Bampton, Tiverton, Devon EX16 9LE - Tel. 01398-331843

Morebath: Jim Vellacott, Broadmead, Bampton, Tiverton, Devon EX16 9HT - Tel. 01398-331491

Silverton: Martin Clough, 38 Hederman Close, Silverton, Exeter, Devon EX5 4HW - Tel. 01392-860971 e-mail:

Tiverton: St Paul: David Smith, 1 St Paul's Square, Tiverton, Devon EX16 5JA - Tel. 07960-141546

Tiverton: St Peter: Leslie Boyce - Tel. 01884 256819 (home) or 235234 (work) e-mail:

Uffculme: Mike Hilson, 12 Meadow View, Uffculme, Cullompton, Devon EX15 3DS - Tel. 01884-841421


For further details of the towers, practice nights etc click here.

Please note that other churches in the Exe and Culm valley areas have active bands of ringers who are not affiliated to the Guild. Please enquire about bellringing in these places by contacting the church concerned directly.

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