The Bells

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 Julie McDonnell, Tower Captain (07587470678) 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

5th         1628      

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