Honiton Bell Ringers

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Visitors

Welcome:

We aim for bell ringing to a high standard 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!

If you think you might be interested in learning, come and see what it is all about.   Either visit the tower during a practice, or contact the tower captain (See Contacts).   A few of the many excellent sources of information on learning bell ringing are included in Links.

We also welcome visiting bands and will do our best to ensure that you have an enjoyable visit.

Parking:

On Sundays and evenings, parking is fairly easy to find in the High Street.   There is also space for up to eight cars at the rear of the church, which can be accessed from the High Street, down the right hand side of the church.   Of course, there is no guarantee that space will be available, and on Wednesdays, Friday mornings and farmer's market days (3rd Thursday monthly) it fills up early.   Failing that, there are 'pay and display' car parks in Silver Street, King Street and New Street.   See Google Map.  

There is a loading bay (drop-off and pick-up) for coaches, in the High Street, outside the church, but now that the Dowell Street car park is closed, coaches are advised to park at the services car park, near Aldi, at the western end of town, on the northern side of dual carriageway, off the A30 East bound access road.

Toilets:

There are toilets in the church, which can be unlocked on request.

Visiting Bands

Access:

There will be someone to meet a visiting band, normally the tower captain, who will open up the tower to let you in.

Refreshments:

On Tuesday and Saturday mornings, from 10 'til 12, there are usually teas and coffees available in the church.
The kitchen can be made available for a fee, and toilets are available on request.

Bells:

In May 2007, there were new clapper bearings fitted, and in February 2014 we installed new ropes.
We are requested to keep the bells 'down' when not in use, so we would normally ask you to ensure they are down when you leave.

Clock:

The chimes and strikes have been silent for years so you need have no worries on that account.

Donations:

We are grateful for donations towards the upkeep of the bells, and suggest 16, being 2.00 per rope, but, if you are planning to ring a peal here, we suggest 50.

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