Photo of Bell being wiched into towerThe Devon Church Bell Restoration Fund (DCBRF) is a registered charity (no. 276490) which exists to help finance bell restoration work within Devon. Since its inception in 1972 the fund has helped over 200 Devon churches with grants totalling more than £200,000.

Devon has more church bells than any other county and struggles to find enough funding to maintain the bell installations. To contribute to this fund or for more information about the DCBRF please contact the Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or the Treasurer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Grants paid out in 2015-2016

  • Churchstow, £120
  • Plympton St Mary, £3500
  • East Budleigh, £3250
  • Ipplepen, £350
  • Bishopsteignton, £4250
  • High Bickington, £7000
  • Kingsteignton, £3100
  • Pinhoe, £750
  • Trusham, £150
  • Bradworthy, £1800
  • Stoke Fleming, £7500
  • Ashreigney, £2500
  • Welcombe, £7000

Grants awarded in 2015-2016

  • Meeth, £3000
  • Combe Raleigh, £10000
  • Cornworthy, £8400
  • Woolfardisworthy(E), £1700
  • Chagford, £7400

All of these grants are for work on the bells to make them:

(a) ringable
(b) easier to ring, or
(c) safe to ring