|A guide to the Church Bells
in the County of Kent,
(the local authorities of
Kent, Medway and certain London boroughs).
Compiled by Dickon Love MBE
with grateful thanks to all those who have contributed to this research, particularly
the Rev'd David Cawley and Chris Pickford.
All contributions, including photographs of belfries and peal boards are gratefully received and will be credited.
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|Dickon Love MBE is an active bellringer in the City of London and is a Past Master and Past Hon Librarian of the Ancient Society of College Youths, who are responsible for ringing the bells at the major towers in the City. He is Tower Keeper/Captain at St Magnus the Martyr, St James Garlickhythe and St Mary Woolnoth. He conceived and ran the projects to install the new bells at St Magnus the Martyr, St Dunstan-in-the-West and St James Garlickhythe. The latter of these are the Royal Jubilee Bells which he managed when they rang on the River Thames, leading the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. He is Churchwarden at St Magnus the Martyr, Parish Clerk of St Clement Eastcheap and the 'Company Bellringer' for the Worshipful Company of Parish Clerks. He is also a member of the Cambridge University Guild and resident member of the Middlesex County Association & London Diocesan Guild, and is a Life Member of the Kent County Association. His primary interest is in the history of bells and bell towers, and the focus of his research is on the the Cities of London and Westminster and the County of Kent. He makes his living as a management consultant working in central government and his other interests concern learning the Polish language and running marathons. In 2024 he was awarded the MBE for services to bellringing in London and Kent.
|Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent