Activities in Ringmore

Ringmore Parish Room Committee

Ringmore Parish Room is one of two halls in the village, the second being the Women’s Institute Hall.

Located on the road from the Church to Lower Manor Farm on the western edge of the village, it is run as a Charity by the Ringmore Parish Room Committee (PRC).

The Parish Room is home to the Short Mat Bowls Club and the Table Tennis Club. It is also used for meetings of the District Church Council (DCC), various fund raising events, the All Hallows Harvest Lunch and occasional entertainment. It is available for public hire.

The Parish Room Committee is currently undertaking a refurbishment programme to ensure the Room can provide modern facilities. As the Room was built in 1908 and extended in 1924, modernisation and refurbishment in keeping with the original structure is challenging.

If you need more information, please contact the Chairman of the PRC, Alan McCarthy (810738)

Ringmore Short Mat Bowls Club

Chairman Alan McCarthy 10738
Treasurer Pat King 810359

Club night: Monday evenings at 7.30pm in the Parish Rooms

‘Short Mat’ bowls is similar to lawn or green bowls but played indoors on a mat 6 feet wide and between 40 and 45 feet long.

There are two mats and the club has bowls of various sizes for members/visitors to use. Attendance varies, but there is always space for newcomers.

The club does not play in the local leagues and therefore any clothing is fine, although flat smooth soled shoes, slippers or socks must be worn.

The annual subscription is £5 and the charge for an evening’s play is £1 which includes tea or coffee.

A warm welcome awaits new members and as the standard of play can often be described as erratic, the emphasis is on enjoyment rather than winning.

Ringmore Table Tennis Club

Club nights are Tuesday evenings in the Parish Rooms at 7-30pm

Formed in 2000, the club has gone from strength to strength ever since. Two tables are used which enables single and/or doubles to be played depending on numbers present. The emphasis is on the social aspect of the game and enjoying the club nights; there has been little enthusiasm to date to join any league for more competitive play. Some newcomers can be a little intimidated at first but experience has shown that their confidence and game quickly improves.

A social evening is normally held after Christmas, usually a pairs competition with food and drink supplied by the members. Non-playing partners and guests are invited to this evening.

The Club Annual General Meeting is held during February with the date and time advertised in the Parish Newsletter.

During February/March The “Journey’s End John Edward Bracey Table Tennis Tournament” is held on a Sunday afternoon in the Journey’s End Inn. Less experienced players, especially are invited to join in. The alcohol flows and the contestants and spectators alike end up having an entertaining time. This event is advertised in the Newsletter and at the Journey’s End.

A warm welcome will await you on Tuesday’s at the Parish Rooms for a very enjoyable evening where there is always more laughter than serious table tennis. Visitors are welcome.