Herne Bay

Herne Bay, Christ Church

Photo: David Cawley's collection

  • Single bell hung dead in wooden birdcage turret
  • Tenor: 3½ cwt approx. in F♯.
  • Grid Ref: TR178681
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Canterbury

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
1 2 cwt approx.20" F♯ 1816 Thomas Mears II, Whitechapel Never
2 3½ cwt approx.25" F♯ 1894 Samuel B. Goslin, Bishopsgate Never

 - Hung dead



1835 Church built as nonconformist chapel.
1840 Bought by the Church of England & presumably then acquired the smaller bell (possibly from Herne Bay old pier).
1894 Samuel B Goslin reported, "The bell is not cracked, but is a very poor one, and utterly unsuitable for a church of this position and size, and it should be rehung as it is unsafe, and retained as a five-minute bell. A new bell is required, of about 25 inches diameter, note F#, and this bell would be quite large enough at present and it would come in at any time for one of a new ring or peal, should it be deemed advisable (in the future) to increase the number of bells in a new tower. It is the same size as the new second bell which Mr Goslin has recently put in at S. Alphege Canterbury, where it is much approved. He estimates the cost to rehang the old bell and to cast and hang the new one, with all alterations to fittings, at £50. Mr Goslin has attended to one of the bells at Canterbury Cathedral [Great Dunstan] and given great satisfaction to the Dean and Chapter, and also to the Rev. T. G. Crosse and his churchwardens [St Alphege].
1895 January Bells hung as per estimate.

Elsewhere in the Parish

Herne Bay, Clock Tower
Single clock bell hung dead

Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 1 April 2016