Church of England Diocese of Oxford Beenham Valance

Beenham Bell Ringers

Bell ringing is a team activity that stimulates the brain and helps keep you fit ... it also makes a glorious sound! Many consider ringing to be their contribution to church life, others do it for the pure pleasure and the company it brings.

Ringers come from all walks of life and range in age from ten to those in their eighties. 

We aim to practice Tuesday nights at 8.00pm and aim to ring for ALL Sunday services at St Mary's  as well as weddings etc.

We welcome new recruits of any age 10 upwards    For more info tel 01635 204044 or email [email protected]      

To find out more about Bells in the Newbury area  www.bellsnearnewbury.org.uk

 

The following information comes from F.Sharpe The Church Bells of Berkshire. He visited the tower in 1939.

Frame: welded steel, Gillett & Johnston 1937. Gear: Elm headstocks, plate gudgeons, self-aligning ball-bearings, traditional wheels and fittings, Gillett & Johnston 1937.

A ring of 6, tenor 10-0-0#, diameter 37¾”,tuned to Ab
Bell Weight
cwt-qr-lb
Strike
Note
Date
cast
Founder Foundry
location
Inscription
Treble 4-0-0# F 1800 Thomas Mears I Whitechapel THOMAS MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1800
2 4-3-0# Eb 1800 Thomas Mears I Whitechapel THOMAS MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1800 [Interlacing border]
3 5-2-0# Db 1800 Thomas Mears I Whitechapel THOMAS MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1800 [Interlacing border]
4 6-0-0# C 1800 Thomas Mears I Whitechapel THOMAS MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1800 [Interlacing border]
5 7-0-0# Bb 1800 Thomas Mears I Whitechapel THOMAS MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1800 [Interlacing border]
Tenor 10-0-0# Ab 1800 Thomas Mears I Whitechapel THE REVD JOHN DOUGLAS D.D. VICAR OF BEENHAM WILLIAM ROBINSON & RICHARD STEPHENS CH. WARDENS • RICHARD IREMONGER OVERSEER • THOS MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1800
 

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