It was a hundred years ago that women first got the vote.  Some women and a greater number of men were enabled to vote when ‘The Representation of the People’ act passed into law

6th Feb 1918.  To mark the occasion the lady ringers of Whimple will come together and ring our bells on Tues. 6 February 2018.  They have decided to ring on the same day at 7:30pm.

Life is very different today, but of the dozen people in Whimple able to ring the bells, eight are women.; and of the regular core they represent half our number.  The doors will be open so they would be delighted if you came along to support them or listen out from where you are.

If you would like to join them during this year, why not have a word afterwards to find out what is involved.  The two previous Tower Captains were women, and Whimple has a fine tradition of very good lady ringers going back to 1929.  Their picture still hangs in the Tower.

Roger Algate,

Tower Captain.


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BBC Songs of Praise

BBC Songs of Praise

This week’s Songs of Praise will be our Preparing for Christmas episode. It will be airing on Sunday 10th December at 3pm on BBC One and will be available to watch online here afterwards: 





Keep your eye on our Facebook page and Twitter page for some preview clips of the episode going out on social media across the next few days. Feel free to share our episode poster (attached) amongst friends, family, and on social media, and encourage people to tune in on Sunday!

We really hope you enjoy the episode. We love hearing your feedback so please don’t hesitate to get in touch and let us know what you thought. 

Many thanks and God bless,




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