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19 December 2020
What a disappointing year 2020 has been in so many ways: no visits, no outings, hardly any ringing at all. For the short "inter-lockdown" period in Sep / Oct we managed to ring 4 bells for about 4 Sunday services, and we were pleased to welcome Harry, a new arrival in the village, already an experienced ringer, who joined the select team for those few Sunday mornings.
We have just spotted this excellent news that Taylor's Bell Foundry in Loughborough has received a Lottery Grant to keep the business running - the last surviving bell foundry in UK.
15 June 2019
Ringing for a wedding on Saturday. Welcome assistance from John and Simon from Dartmouth, and Mike and Brian from Stoke Gabriel, meant that we had all 8 bells ringing. Our thanks to them. And the sun came out for the photographs, after a wet morning.
30 March 2019
A group of ringers from Stoke Fleming went on a ringing outing to towers in the Exe Valley. We visited Brampford Speke (6), Thorverton (10), Bickleigh (6), Cadeleigh (6), Rewe (6) and Stoke Canon (6). Lunch at Bickleigh Mill sustained us the rest of the day.
Some of the bells were quite challenging but we ended on a high note with the newly refurbished and rehung 6 at Stoke Canon. Some pretty villages and perfect weather - a good day out.
10 February 2019
Only 6 of us to ring for Sunday Service this morning. Our newest recruit, Chris (4th from left), rang the Devon competition peal known as "60 on Thirds" for the first time, and made a pretty good job of it. Well done Chris.
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.