Troyte Ringing Centre
Registered Charity Number 1179374

What we do

We support the development of tower bell ringing through training, mentoring, focused practices and recorded performances. We aim to raise awareness of tower bells in the local community by organising tower visits, demonstrations, talks and providing recruitment information. We provide competent bands of ringers for ringing at Bampton and Huntsham. We raise funds for the long-term maintenance and development of the equipment in the Centre.

Extended ringing opportunities are provided at our sound-controlled tower at Huntsham. Novice ringers can learn bell handling skills using the Abel simulator at Bampton and be supported in the early ringing by experienced groups at both towers. More experienced ringers can get support in extending their skills through our programme of EVENTS.

The Troyte Ringing Centre is recognised by the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers and in 2007 won the Founderís Prize for the Best Ringing Centre. In 2018 the Centre gained registered charity status from the Charity Commission (Reg. No. 1179374).

Who we are

Management of the Ringing Centre:

The Centre is run by a small team of experienced ringers who seek to provide practice and training opportunities for ringers from the surrounding areas of Devon and Somerset. The work of running the Centre is divided between them as follows:

Tutor Team:

Les Boyce

Centre Manager and Tutor

Sheila Scofield

Deputy Centre Manager,
Quarter Peal Organiser and Tutor

Mike Hatchett

Peals Co-ordinator

The Tutor Team also work to develop links with the Education Officers of the neighbouring North East, Dunster and Taunton Branches of the Devon Guild and Bath & Wells Association of ringers.

Where we are

The Troyte Ringing Centre is located in picturesque rural Devon, near the Somerset border, the towers of Bampton and Huntsham are linked together to form the Ringing Centre.

Huntsham is the main Ringing Centre and is used for six and eight bell ringing, and has a sound management system which is intended to allow the bells to be rung for extended periods.

Bampton is equipped with video, audio, CCTV and an ABEL linked practice bell. Bampton is used for basic bell handling training, to develop individual ringing skills and to develop six bell ringing.

When can you ring

Bampton Practice night: Thursday 7:30pm
Service Ringing: Sunday 10.15am (except 5th) and 5.55pm (except 2nd and 5th)
Confirm Service Ringing Tel. 01398 331843

Huntsham Practice night: Monday 7:30pm
Service Ringing: Sunday 2.30pm (3rd only)
Confirm Service Ringing Tel. 01398 331843

To contact us and/or to make booking to reserve the bells at any other time - CLICK HERE.

Ringing: CLICK HERE to see the ringing activity at Bampton and Huntsham.

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