?

> Church Activities - Bell Ringing

St Botolph’s church has ten bells. We have an enthusiastic band that rings for services and special events, weddings for example.

The bells and frame were completely refurbished in the Jubilee Bell Restoration Project in the first two moths of 2004. As a result the handling and tone of the bells are now excellent.

Visitors

We heartily welcome visits from ringers both at our normal ringing times; it is wise to check for the date you intend to visit. We also welcome visiting bands by prior arrangement with the tower captain.

Normal Ringing Times

Sunday Services : There is no longer regular ringing for Sunday services but we try to ring when we know we have at least 5 ringers available. However if someone wants to join us and knows in advance they are going to be in the area they need to contact John Slack 01788 570899 or Val Foster 01788 814489 to see if this can be arranged.

The Bells

Bell

Inscription

Date

Founder

Metric Weight (kg)

Imperial Weight

Note

Cwt

Qrs

Lbs

1

THESE BELLS WERE AUGMENTED TO TEN TO MARK THE BICENTENARY OF THE ORIGINAL SIX BRIANT BELLS
 

1992

John Taylor

 186

3

2

18

A#

2

VICAR: REV PAUL M WILKINSON CHURCHWARDENS: SUE WEEDON, RAY RENOLDS
 

1992

John Taylor

  188

3

2

22

G#

3

IN MEMORIAM
H.
 L. CURTIS
1913-1977
 

1977

John Taylor

  199

3

3

18

F#

4

E II R
SILVER JUBILEE
1977
 

1977

John Taylor

  237

4

2

18

F

5

EX:DONO:REV:J:O GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST J BRIANT HERTFORD FECIT 1792
 

1792

John Briant

   266

5

0

26

D#

6

J BRIANT HERTFORD FECIT 1792
 

1793

John Briant

  294

5

3

4

C#

7

JOHN BRIANT HERTFORD FECIT 1793
 

1792

John Briant

  334

6

2

9

B

8

J BRIANT HERTFORD FECIT 1792
 

1792

John Briant

  365

7

0

20

A#

9

J BRIANT HERTFORD FECIT 1792
GLORIA DEO IN EXCELSIS
 

1792

John Briant

  474

9

1

8

G#

10

J:PARKER:VICAR:T:CROMPTON:J:NORMAN & R:WEBB:C:WARDENS:VIVOS:AD:CAELUM MORTUOS: AD SOLUM:PULSATA VOCO:J:BRIANT:HERTFORD:FECIT 1792
 

1792

John Briant

   610

12

0

1

F#

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

  3,152

62

0

4

 

Feedback

We are always pleased to receive comments about any aspect of our bells or our ringing. Please send them to the Vicar.

Requests to Ring the Bells : Any request for use of the bells by visiting bands needs to be through contact with either John Slack (01788 570899) or Val Foster (01788 814489).

Click on this text to see details of our Jubilee Bell Restoration Project

Coventry Prayer

We beseech you Heavenly Father to pour your grace into our hearts as we ring the bells of the Church. Grant that we may never forget the sacredness of your house, nor profane it through thoughtlessness or irreverence, but make us ever mindful that when we ring the bells, we ring for Your honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.