Troyte Ringing Centre
Registered Charity Number 1179374
Events & Services

Regular Ringing

Bampton   Practice night: Thursday 7:30pm
Service Ringing: Sunday 10.15am (except 2nd & 5th) and 5.55pm (1st and 4th)
6 bells, tenor 14 cwt with practice bell and simulator

Huntsham Practice night: Monday 7:30pm
Service Ringing:Sunday 9:00am (2nd only)
8 bells, tenor 8 cwt

Huntsham Quarter Peals: First Wednesday Evening each Month (see dates below)
Huntsham Peal Ringing: Thursday Mornings
Huntsham Monthly GDR Branch Practice: Wednesday Evenings (see Branch Events)

For a detailed weekly programme of ringing at Huntsham for all weddings, visiting ringers, peals, quarter peals and practices see the notice posted in the village bus shelter.

Extended Practices

The number of students at our Extended Practices is carefully limited to ensure that all learners get a good opportunity for plenty of ringing. If you wish to attend any of these events, please book a place with Les Boyce well in advance. Where there is demand we may well run extra events, so please get in touch and let us know your needs.

Saturday 17th August 2019
10:00 - 13:00
'Raise & Lower in Peal'
If you can ring a bell up & down but struggling to do so in peal, then this is the course for you. A practical session with tips & understanding how to know if you are too high/low, near or far.
Saturday 16th November 2019
10:00 - 13:00
'Treble Bob Hunting on 8 bells
Wanting to ring the treble to Treble Bob or Surprise Major? Using Treble Bob Hunt and Kent T.B. Major we will introduce you to Treble Bob Hunting on 8. You will also have a chance of ringing Little Bob Major on an inside bell. You should already be comfortable with treble bob on 6 bells or able to ring the treble to plain major methods.
Saturday 23th November 2019
10:00 - 13:00
'Improve your striking:
Call Changes & Kaleidoscope Works'

This event is for ringers who wish to develop their performance skills and bell control. Improve your ability to ring with rhythm, make 'clean' changes, listen effectively and lead well using call changes and place-making and dodging exercises. Opportunity will also be given in calling changes and having a go at judging striking.
Saturday 14th December 2019
10:00 - 13:00
'Tower Development'
This will be a morning session working with members of one tower together on a chosen topic.

NB. All the above dates/times are subject to change if there are weddings booked at Huntsham Church after initial advertisement.
All practices listed above will be held at Huntsham . Fee: 8 inc lunch for each event unless stated otherwise (5 without lunch). Young ringers pay half fees.
If you wish to attend any of these events, please book a place with Les Boyce well in advance.

Tel: 01884 256819.

Programme of Events - Download 2019 Leaflet: Click HERE

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Quarter Peals

Quarter Peals are an excellent way of getting extended practice for a particular method or several methods. We can arrange for an experienced band to ring with you to help you achieve your ringing targets. Quarter peals normally are rung at Huntsham on the first Wednesday evening of each month.

Proposed dates for 2019 are: Jan 2nd, Feb 6th, March 6th, April 3rd, May 1st, June 5th, July 3rd, Aug 7th, Sept 4th, Oct 2nd, Nov 6th and Dec 4th.

If you would like us to organise a quarter peal for you, additional dates/venues can also be arranged,
please contact Sheila Scofield . . .
Tel. 01884 256819.


Like quarter peals, a peal attempt is a good way to get practice. The Troyte Ringing Centre organises regular peals, usually Thursday mornings, and anyone interested in ringing in one should contact Mike Hatchett . . .
Tel. 01398 331843.

Call Change Ringers Workshops

Please contact Pat Hatchett to discuss your requirements and arrangements for meeting these.
Tel. 01398 331843

Developing Your Ringing Skills

Developing Your Skills - The GDR, North-East Branch and the TRC have a 3 Phase Development Plan the details can be downloaded here . . .  Programme A, Programme B, Programme C.

Branch Practice Towers are open to Branch members. They have a local band or regular attendees capable of supporting a ringer who is developing skills in the method listed above. They are attended by learners/developers & experienced ringers. Contact with the Captain beforehand is advisable so that your needs can be addressed. Contact details are in the Guild annual report, Guild website & TRC website.

• Monday. Huntsham 7.30-9pm

• Tuesday. Tiverton St Peter, 7.30-9pm

• Thursday. Bampton 7.30-9pm

• Friday. Tiverton St Paul, 7.30-9pm

We also have a number of experienced ringers who have offered to support developing ringers through discussion, email, phonecalls, suggestions of practices to attend, preparation before a practice etc. If you would like some further help in this please contact the Education Officer for a list of Support Ringers.

Beyond Plain Bob Doubles - Methods we will be ringing:
Click on the links below to download a PDF file.

1. Plain Bob above the Treble
2. Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place
3. Shipway Place
4. Minor Methods Beyond Plain Bob

See Method Database for further Doubles methods.

Services We Can Offer


After School Bell Club, Young ringers and Vulnerable adults:
Contact: Shelia Scofield 01884 256819 e-mail:

Adults and first enquiries:
Contact: Michael Hatchett 01398 331843 e-mail:


Ringing at Bampton:
Contact: Pat or Michael Hatchett 01398 331843 e-mail:

Ringing at Huntsham:
Contact: Pat or Michael Hatchett 01398 331843 e-mail:

Bell and Equipment Maintenance:
Contact: Mandy Burnett e-mail:
Or Richard Barker e-mail:


Ringing for weddings and other local celebrations:
Contact: Pat Hatchett 01398 331843 e-mail:
Or Mandy Burnett e-mail:

Visits to towers and talks on bell ringing to the general public:
Contact: Michael Hatchett 01398 331843 e-mail:


Contact: Jenny Jones 01884 253668 e-mail:

Help for Towers & Groups


Events can be arranged for tower bands or groups of ringers with the same needs e.g. raising or lowering in peal or starting to plain hunt. These can be arranged to take place either:

A key requirement is that the individual ringers in towers or groups can commit to attending the sessions which are arranged. Help from others can be arranged where a tower is short of experienced ringers. Courses can be run in the daytime or evening, weekdays or weekends, subject to the availability of tutors, the Centre bells and helping ringers.

Please contact Les Boyce to discuss your requirements and arrangements for meeting these.
Tel: 01884 256819.

All ringers are invited to make contact for any of the events above or for general ringing information, to book the Bampton practice bell for individual sessions or to bring a band to Huntsham for open ringing.
You can contact us HERE.

Visit the Local Branch website for more local ringing events - Click HERE.

Display Boards: A set of twelve display boards which are available for use by any tower holding an open day or giving a talk on bell ringing to the general public. These display boards are contained within carry bags and are easy to transport within a medium size car and can be erected and dismantled by one able bodied person using reasonable care. For more details CLICK HERE.

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