The Bells of All Saints Kenton

Kenton has a ring of 6 bells (tenor 12 cwt-560Kg) cast in 1747 by Thomas Bilbie of Cullompton, they were re-hung and re-tuned with all new fittings in 2000 by Nicholson of Bridport. The money for the re-hanging was raised by the ringers over a period of about 3 years at a total cost of about £24,000.

We have an enthusiastic band of ringers, some of whom come from outside the parish; we have a group of learners of varying ages and are keen to encourage more, we also help at Exminster where there is a fine ring of 8. Sunday service ringing is from 9.00-1.00, 1st and 3rd Sunday. Practice night is Monday 19.00-21.00. The emphasis on Monday is to encourage and train newer ringers with experienced ringers passing on their knowledge.

At Kenton we maintain the tradition of ringing Devon Call Changes and pride ourselves on setting a reasonably high standard ringing. Some of our ringers are keen competition ringers and frequently come among the top 6 teams in the County. Although we ring call changes we welcome bands of method ringers but because we want to maintain good relationships with the village we only allow quarter peals by visitors.

Living in Devon means that particularly in the summer we get lots of visiting bands a love to see them, arrangements can be made through me at the address below.

Mike Adams. 1, Manor Gardens, Kenton, Exeter. EX6 8NQ. (Phone: 01626 89057801626 890578 ) or E-mail: churchbells@kentondevon.org.uk