Church of England Diocese of Oxford Holy Trinity, Windsor

Clock

The turret clock is a small edition of the Great Westminster Clock (Big Ben) and was erected by the parishioners to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee (60 years) of Queen Victoria's reign on 20 June 1897.  When the Queen came to inspect the clock on 15 July 1897 she was late and the Rector, the Revd Arthur Robins, asked that the hands to be moved back so as not to embarrass the Queen but when she arrived her first words were "I see, Mr Robins, that your clock is behind time".

The clock strikes every hour and marks the quarter hours from 10:45am to 7pm with Westminster chimes.  The clock is usually stopped for a day when we move in and out of British Summer Time.  It is also usually stopped for our Remembrance Sunday Service.

Unfortunately the clock is very sensitive to temperature changes and gets excessively slow when the temperature is very high (so we stop and start the clock at the right time when the weather cools).

Update 7 June 2019:  The clock is running as much to time as it can (due to its age and temperature variations it is likely that it will gradually become less accurate).

The Clock will be stopped at the end of July and beginning of August for the comfort of workers surveying the spire.