News of the bells

On 15th June 1215 the first laws guaranteeing our freedoms came into being. Magna Carta was sealed by King John.

Bellringers across England were encouraged to celebrate the anniversary on 15 June 2015 and our bells were rung on the Sunday afternoon. We made joyful music but there need to be more ringers to perform true English Change ringing at All Saints’.

You don’t have to wait until 2115, come and find out the thrill of good ringing now. Ring 01793 784 393 or come up the tower on a Sunday morning.

Details

All Saints has a fine peal of eight bells.  Tenor 17.1.7 in E. They were cast by Taylors of Loughborough in 1926

Treble :   MEARS & STAINBANK FOUNDERS LONDON 1874            4-1-17
TAYLOR LOUGHBOROUGH RECAST 1926

Second:  MEARS & STAINBANK FOUNDERS LONDON 1874             4-2-24
TAYLOR LOUGHBOROUGH RECAST 1926

Third:     WILLIAM BUNS & JOHN LING CHURCHWARDENS            5-2-23
WILL & ROB COR 1708
TAYLOR LOUGHBOROUGH RECAST 1926

Fourth:   GOD BLESS THE QUEEN                                                       6-2-26
TAYLOR LOUGHBOROUGH RECAST 1926

Fifth:                                                                                                     7-2-7
TAYLOR LOUGHBOROUGH  RECAST 1926

Sixth:      MEARS & STAINBANK FOUNDERS LONDON 1874               9-1-15
TAYLOR LOUGHBOROUGH RECAST 1926
MISS YOUNG, MISS JESSIE YOUNG, MISS MARY YOUNG

Seventh: TAYLOR LOUGHBOROUGH                                                  13-0-2
TAYLOR LOUGHBOROUGH RECAST 1926
COL. AND MRS. WARD BENNETT, RT. HON. LORD BERNERS
JAMES WELLS ALDBOURNE FECIT 1803
THOMAS COTGRAVE & EDMD. WILSON CHURCH WARDENS

Tenor:     TAYLOR LOUGHBOROUGH                                                 17-1-7
RECAST 1926
WM. CAREY WARD VICAR, R. J. CADD CHURCHWARDENS R. HUGHES
I: COCK & HENERY. NEWMAN: CHURCHWARDENS
R: WELLS – ALDBOURNE FECIT MDCCLXXVIIII

Ringing times

Sunday 9.45 – 10.30am

5.00 – 6.30pm third Sunday (please ring 01793 784 393)

Practice Monday (except bank holidays) 7.30pm

Visitors very welcome any time. Bellringing is the hobby of a lifetime, come and see what it’s all about.

Contact :

Dr Clare Knock, tel: 01793 784 393, email: c.knock@cranfield.ac.uk

For more information on the Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers website http://odg.org.uk/index.php