Kenwyn Church has a ring of 8 bells. Under current COVID19 restrictions a maximum of four bells are rung by a pre-arranged band for ten minutes prior to the Sunday morning service.
Bells have hung in the tower at Kenwyn since around 1550. At that time there was a ring of three, the usual number for Parish Churches of the day. The present ring were cast in 1905 by John Taylor of Loughborough and replaced a previous ring of eight, with a tenor of 13 cwt. These had been cast between 1747 and 1852 by a number of different founders and by the beginning of the 20th Century were in a dangerous state and could not be properly tuned together. The church Council met on 11th April 1905 and agreed to accept a generous donation from Sir Robert Harvey of Dundridge, Devon to defray the cost of re-casting the ring, in memory of his parents, and restoring the belfry. The present bells were cast on 13th May the same year and have a tenor weight of 15Cwt 3Qrs 20Lbs. They are housed in a steel frame, were re-hung on ball bearings in the mid 1970's, and the ringing chamber "moved upstairs" in 1987 allowing for a Vestry below.
Listen to them on You Tube ringing Grandsire Triples.
If you require further information regarding ringing please send an email via the "Get in Touch" page.
Currently works are required to the bell installation, and fundraising is ongoing.
If you would like to support the appeal donations can be made to the PCC on-line. Please use the reference "Kenwyn Bell Appeal"
Kenwyn with St Allen PCC
Sort code 20-87-94
Account number 50546844