St Peter's Church
St Peter's Church, Stoke Fleming, is Grade 2* listed and dates from the 13th century. The tower stands 83 feet high at 400 feet above sea level, and was formerly a sea mark to help mariners navigate into the port of Dartmouth.
For more history of the church see the History page
Bell Ringing in St Peter's
Our bells were renovated and re-hung during 2016 and we now have a fine peal of 8 bells, but we still need ringers to ring them. In order to ensure the tradition continues we need to keep the team up to strength, which means recruiting and training new ringers to join us. Click here to find out more about bell-ringing.
Of course we also welcome visiting ringers, and ringers who have recently moved into the neighbourhood.
Contact: John Dietz - 01803 770515 (Tower Captain)
Normal Ringing Times
Normal Practice Night: Thursday at 19:30
Sundays: 10:15 (1st, 2nd and 3rd), 9:00 (4th), 5th - variable
Christmas Ringing 2018
Sunday 2/12 10:15
ringing for 11 a.m. service, as per normal first Sunday.
Sunday 9/12 4:15 for 5 p.m. end of Christmas Tree Festival service. (No morning service.)
Sunday 16/12 5:45 p.m. for 6:30 Carol Service. (No morning service.)
Sunday 23/12 9 a.m. for 9:30 service, as per normal fourth Sunday.
Tuesday 25/12, Christmas Day 10:15 for 11 a.m. service.
Sunday 30/12 No service here, United Benefice elsewhere.
Practices will take place as normal on Thursdays depending on availability of ringers. To be confirmed. Thursday 20 December is doubtful.
THERE WILL BE NO PRACTICE ON THURSDAY 20 DECEMBER
Because of corrosion in the bell-frame and other structural beams, a major project has been undertaken to upgrade the bells installation and the clock. Click here for more details of the work required, and see the Project Day-by-Day page for the story of what actually happened.
The total cost of the renovation project was £175k. Thanks to grants of £39,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and £18,000 from the Viridor Environmental Fund, as well as generous grants and donations from others, we collected the total necessary to complete the project. The money necessary to augment the ring of bells from 6 to 8 was provided by Johnson Matthey Plc to commemorate their bi-centenery.