The Bells

Bell ringing takes place every other Sunday before the 9:30am Eucharist and practice every other Monday.

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

          Trebble   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