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Honiton Ringers

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St. Pauls Church

St. Paul's Church, High Street, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1PG - 8 bells, 12 cwt.

Welcome:

We encourage bellringing of all standards in the tower, mainly method but also call-changes, and we welcome ringers of all persuasions.   If you are ever in the area please drop in on a practice night, or Sunday morning.   We offer a warm welcome, even in the colder months!

Location:

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The Bells:

The tower at St. Paul's church is 104ft high and houses a fine ring of eight bells hung for traditional English style for change ringing. The oldest bell is dated 1769 and is amongst 6 recovered from the Chapel of All Hallows School.   2 more bells were added in 1949.

Dove's Guide gives details of weights, founders, grid reference etc.   They are an easy going 8, fitted with Hastings Stays and shear pins on the front 4, which is supposed to mean that we only have to replace a peg in the event of a breakage.

Ringing Times

Services:

Sundays9.00-9.30 am 

Weekly Practices:

Every Wednesday7.30-9.00 pm
You are invited to join us, experts and learners alike.   We try to ring something for everyone.

Listening Practices:

By arrangement
The practice is divided into four sections.
  • The computer produces ringing on varying numbers of bells, with various striking errors, in and out of method, for you to detect.
  • Similar sorts of challenges will be provided from audio recordings using the 'Listen To Ringing Live!' CD.
  • A short session of ringing with the computer, using the keyboard - rounds, call changes, plain hunt, method or touches, on as many bells as you choose.
  • Finally, the same again, but ringing a tower bell through the computer.
This is intended for small groups so please contact the tower captain to book a place (See Contacts).

Starter Sessions:

We also hold special learners/introductory sessions, as and when required, using the simulator.

Simulator:

We have a Beltower simulator and a single sensor, allowing a ringer to practise listening and striking, and to ring challenging methods, on up to 16 bells, with a perfect band.   It is available for use at normal practices, listening practices, starter sessions or at any other time, by prior arrangement.

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