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15 September 2018
We hosted the Devon 8-Bell Competition here at Stoke Fleming
on 15 September. A very enjoyable afternoon. 7 teams took part and enjoyed
ringing our recently re-hung and augmented bells.
The Ross Shield and Passmore Cup were won by Kingsteignton A
team, with Exeter Cathedral coming 2nd, and Kingsteignton B team 3rd.
Congratulations to them all and to everyone who took part.
Thanks to the ladies of the congregation who produced a
magnificent "ringers' tea"
8 August 2018
The Devon Association of Ringers 8-Bell Striking Competition will be held at Stoke Fleming on Saturday 15 September 2018. This is considered one of the the most prestigious competitions of the year; it is held in a different church in Devon each year and is open to teams from any eight-bell tower affiliated to the Association. Its purpose is to encourage a high standard of ringing and it usually attracts around six to eight entries.
The programme is likely to be as follows:
1.30pm – The judges ring the bells prior to the competition,
2pm – Ringers gather in the church and the roll call of entered teams is taken immediately prior the service,
Following the service – The judges and scrutineer are taken to their position and the draw for the order of ringing is made,
From 3:00pm to about 7:00pm - The competing teams ring their twenty minute test pieces
Between 4.30pm and 5pm – Ringing stops for tea for around 45 minutes,
Once all the peals have rung – The results are announced followed by prize giving.