The 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 210 Devon churches (some more than once) with grants totalling more than £293,000.

Devon has more church bells than any other county and whilst our financial position has changed in the last few years we still need to raise funds 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 2018

  • Highweek, £450
  • Alphington, £3,500
  • Ugborough, £15,000
  • Exeter Cathedral, £8,500
  • Moretonhampstead, £9,000
  • East Anstey, £2,300
  • Grants awarded in 2018 

  • Denbury, £9,200
  • Kingskerswell, £7,000
  • Northam, £2,200
  • Bradford, £1,750
  • Holbeton, £6,000
  • Broadhempston, £1,000
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    All of these grants are for work on the bells to make them:

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

    CathedralTreble

    Exeter Cathedral treble leaving the tower
    during the work completed in 2018