Bell ringing takes place every Sunday from 08.45 to 9:30am prior to our Eucharist Service. Our practice is every Thursday evening from 19.30 to 20.30. Please contact Wendy Birchett, Tower Captain for details or go to our Bell Ringers page under "Groups" for further information.
The present tower was built during the 15th century at the same time as the south aisle was enlarged but it's western door must have been recycled from the west end of the nave and is of 14th century date.
The tower contains six bells:
Tenor 1637 recast in 1909 weight 13cwt
4th 1628 John Wilner
3rd Pre- reformation mid 15th century inscribed Sancte Thoma ora pro nobis
2nd 1628 John Wilner weight 5cwt
Treble 1779 recast in 1968 Mears & Co weight 5cwt
The medieval bells were probably cast in bell-pits dug for this purpose near the church although the site has never been located.
The 2nd and 3rd bells are still the original ones.
The peal was re-hung with many new fittings in 1968 by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, London