Yealm and Erme Mission Community
The Parishes of St Mary, Brixton; All Saints, Holbeton; Holy Cross, Newton Ferrers; St Peter, Revelstoke; St Werburgh, Wembury; St Bartholomew, Yealmpton.
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The Big Launch

Saturday 27th October from 2pm

Hello Friends of Holbeton,

We are pleased to announce the official launch of the Bell Restoration Project.
To celebrate, on the 27th of October at 2pm our bells will ring out a very special Method Peal arranged by the Devon Guild of Ringers. This rare event, involving around three hours of continuous ringing will be the first peal since 2010. In the history of the church, there have only been eighteen such peals on Holbeton Bells. The first peal being on 5th November 1910 and the last exactly 100 years later, on 5th November 2010.

We would like to request that everyone from the parish meet at the church at 2pm, where there will be a few words about the restoration project. There will also be a commemorative photo taken for the village archive, which will be the first community photograph for many years.

Our event will be held in and around the church, village and The Mildmay Colours. During and after the peal there will be a walking treasure hunt around the village for all members of the community both young and old. There will also be a pumpkin soup extravaganza, live music, a raffle, cakes and refreshments and the opportunity to have a jingle on the hand bells.
Before the launch day, we are asking for any village children under the age of 11 to take part in a competition to design a giant bell showing our fundraising progress. This artwork will be revealed on the day. Village school children should already be taking part, however if there are any other children that wish to get involved, please email us for your entry paper at

See you there, 
The Bell Restoration Team
Safeguarding Our Heritage

Fundraising update
By now nearly everyone in the parish should have received a letter concerning donations. Sadly, some of the letters had a typing error! The account has five 0’s and should read: Ac. 00000301.
We are delighted that the money has started to come in and that the village has engaged so fully in this exciting restoration project. A big thank you goes out to all of those whom have donated so far and to all those whom have given up their time to help the project. Please keep on supporting us.

Upcoming events
December: A quiz with a difference, ‘How good are your senses?’
February: Jumble Sale

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