Guild of Devonshire Ringers
North East Branch


Branch Events 2008

Branch Programme Branch Officers Tower Contacts

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Branch Meetings

January Sat. 5th Branch Quarterly Meeting: at Bampton. Ringing 15:00 - 16:30.
Service 16:30. Tea/Notices 17:15, followed by evening function at 19:30.

April Sat. 5th Branch Quarterly Meeting: at Uffculme. Ringing 15:00 - 16:30
Service 16:30. followed by Meeting 17:15. Evening Social.

July Sat. 5th Branch Quarterly Meeting: at Clayhidon. Ringing 15:00 - 16:30
Service 16:30. followed by Meeting 17:15. Evening Social.

October Sat. 4th Branch AGM and Members Forum: at Tiverton, St Peter. Ringing 15:00 - 16:30
Service 16:30. followed by Tea/AGM 17:15, 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 9th
April 30th
September 3rd
October 8th

Branch Outing

May Sat. 17th - See your tower for details.

Branch Annual Dinner

November Sat. 22nd - See your tower for details.

Extra Events

April Sat. 19th - There will be a Regional Ringing Centres Seminar, organised by the Central Council Ringing Centres Committee at Huntsham from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

April Sat. 26th - The Devon Association of Ringers will be holding their eight bell striking competition at Huntsham from 2:00 pm. There will be a service at 4:15 pm and refreshments will be available following the service for the remainder of the day.

July Sat. 26th - The North East Branch will have a stand at the Mid Devon Show and we will need some helpers for this - volunteers please.

Branch Evening Practices

Three 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).

Huntsham (8 Bell) - Mondays 19:30. Contact Pat Hatchett Tel: 01398 331843

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 8 Bell Practices at Huntsham on Wednesday evenings on the following dates. These practices are arranged for those wishing to ring Major methods from Plain Bob onwards:

23rd January

25th June

27th February

23th July

26th March

22nd October

23rd April

26th November

28th May

Striking Competitions

Fri. June 6th - Silverton - John Hutchings Competition.
Sat. Nov 15th - Uffculme - Fred Edwards 8 Bell Shield.

Joint Meeting with Dunster Branch

Sat. Aug 16th - Venue and details to follow.

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. 19th January

Guild Committee Meeting

Exeter - 3:00pm

Sat. 21st June

Guild AGM

Hosted by Exeter Branch

Sat. 18th October

Guild Striking Competitions

Hosted by N / N.W. Branch

Sat. 25th Oct - Sat. 2nd Nov

Guild Quarter Peal Week

Details Later.

Sat. 20th December

Guild Carol Service

Details Later.


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

Committee Secretary:
Ken Wannell - Tel. 01392 860148 e-mail:
(Home Tower: Silverton)

Programme Secretaries:
Tony Trigg - Tel. 01398 331698 e-mail:
(Home Tower: Bampton)

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

Joint Ringing Masters:
John Kape - Tel. 01884 242565 e-mail:
(Home tower: Tiverton, St Paul)

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

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

General Committee Member:
Matthew Weighell - Tel. 01884 255618
(Home tower: Tiverton St Peter)

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Click on the place name to see the tower details:

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

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

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 e-mail

Culmstock : David Fisher, Bramar House, Station Road, Culmstock, Cullompton, Devon EX15 3JN
Tel. 01884-840785

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, Somerset TA21 0PA
Tel. 01823-672558 e-mail

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 Pauls Square, Tiverton, Devon EX16 5JA
Tel. 07960-141546

Tiverton : St Peter: Leslie Boyce, 75 Belmont road, Tiverton, Devon EX16 6EQ
Tel. 01884 256819 e-mail:

Uffculme : Andy Felix - Tel. 01884-841250 e-mail - OR
Tony Lane,Hill Park House, Uffculme, Cullompton, Devon EX15 3BJ
Tel. 01884-840386 e-mail:

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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