Troyte Ringing Centre
Registered Charity Number 1179374
Events & Services

Regular Ringing

Bampton   Practice night: Thursday 7:30pm
Service Ringing: Sunday 10.15am (except 4th & 5th - there is currently no evening ringing)
6 bells, tenor 14 cwt with practice bell and simulator

Huntsham Practice night: Monday 7:30pm by arrangement
Service Ringing:  Sunday 9:00am (4th only)
8 bells, tenor 8 cwt

Huntsham Quarter Peals: by arrangement
Huntsham Peal Ringing: Thursday Mornings

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.

Short Courses,  Extended Practices and Events

The number of students at our Short Courses and 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 Feb 2024
10:00 - 13:00
'Raise & Lower in Peal on 6 bells'

If you can ring a bell up & down but are struggling to do so in peal, then this is the course for you.
A practical session with tips, developing understanding & practice on how to know if you are too high/low, near or far.
Optional lunch available after. Fee: 12 inc lunch.

Saturday 20th April 2024
10:00 - 13:00
'Calling call changes on 6 or 8'

An opportunity to practise and get more confident in calling sequences of changes from short touches
such as up to Queens and back to attempting 60 on 3rds, depending on previous experience. You need
to be able to ring call changes competently to join this event.
Optional lunch. Fee: 12 inc lunch.

Monday 13th May 2024
19.00 – 21.00

Saturday 18th May 2024
10.00 – 13.00
'Short Course'

Plain Hunt on 5 bells
Want to make a start with method ringing? If you can ring call changes well, then this course will
introduce you to the theory and give you the chance to ring Plain Hunt on several different bells.

Fee: 15 inc optional lunch on Saturday.

Saturday 8th June 2024
09:30 - 12:30
'Short Course'

How to support your ringing teacher:
Being a teacher’s assistant

Theory and practical exercises for those helping teachers.
Fee: 9


NB. All the above dates/times are subject to change if there are weddings booked at Huntsham Church after initial advertisement.

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 the Latest Leaflet: Click HERE

To see a  list of recent past events: Click HERE

Donate to our fund raising efforts and it will not cost you a penny :  

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.

If you would like us to organise a quarter peal for you, we can arrange dates/venues to suit you.
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 Mike Hatchett to discuss your requirements and arrangements for meeting these.
Tel. 01398 331843

Learning Packages

We have prepared free learning packages to take you from Plain Hunting onwards. Just Click Here to see what you can download.

Developing Your Ringing Skills

Beyond Plain Bob Doubles - Many of the methods being rung at the Focused 6-bell practices are shown on these handouts:

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: Michael Hatchett 01398 331843 e-mail:

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

Bell and Equipment Maintenance:
Contact: Chris Bolt 01398 361440 e-mail:
Or Mike Ward 01398 371147 e-mail:


Ringing for weddings and other local celebrations:
Contact: Mike Hatchett 01398 331843 e-mail:

Visits to towers and talks on bell ringing to the general public:
Contact: Mike 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.