St Michael and All Angels' Church, Cadbury

The Church is the only community building in this small Devon village. The 
bells had not been rung properly since the 1960s, and in 2015, a friends group was formed to clean up the churchyard and the church. The bell tower was investigated, and a bell-ringing group was formed, and the bells were rung again. A specialist survey of the bells revealed that repairs and retuning were necessary for four of the bells. The total cost for this work was £42,000. The Church managed to fundraise nearly £13,000 of this total and approached Valencia Communities Fund for the remaining £29,000.

The bells were restored and rehung. New headstocks, new bell wheels, pulleys, boxes, and staples were all installed too. 

Gordon Leigh, Tower Captain, said “Once the bells were back in the tower, The Bishop of Exeter came to rededicate the bells on the 23rd of November 2022. The service was attended by many of the bell ringing community as well as Cadbury villagers. Now that the bells are a pleasure to ring, we have had many members of other local Church ringing bands come to ring with us.”