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Maidstone, St Michael & All Angels


Photo: Dickon Love, Jul 2004

  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 6-1-24 in C.
  • Grid Ref: TQ748552
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1876 John Warner & Sons, tie bolted by Stuart Taylor in 1979
  • Diocese: Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: . Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Clock 4¾ cwt approx.28⅞" 1734 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel Never
Treble 2-1-1219¾" C 1979 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
2 2-1-2020¾" B 1979 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
3 2-2-1622" A 1979 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
4 2-2-2624" G 1979 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
5 3-1-426" F 1979 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
6 3-3-827" E 1979 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
7 5-0-429" D 1979 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
Tenor 6-1-2432" C 1933 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never

Inscriptions

Earlier 1878 ring of eight

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble4-3-12F1878John Warner & SonsNeverRecast 1979
25-0-4E♭1878John Warner & SonsNeverRecast 1979
35-2-8D♭1878John Warner & SonsNeverRecast 1979
46-0-2B1878John Warner & SonsNeverRecast 1979
56-2-4B♭1878John Warner & SonsNeverRecast 1979
Tenor7-1-26A♭1876John Warner & SonsNeverRecast 1979

Earlier Penge bell

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Single Bell1866John Warner & SonsNeverRecast in 1933 at St Paul's, Penge

History

1734 Bell cast for Burham Old Church by Richard Phelps.
1876 25th Oct. The new church with the single John Warner bell, hung in pit 7 of a new 8-bell frame were consecrated.
1878 5 trebles added to the single bell in pits 2-6.
1933 Gillett & Johnston cast a bell for St Paul's, Penge.
1974 The bell from St Paul's, Penge was acquired.
1979 The Minor 6 were recast into the fron 7 of an octave by Whitechapel. They were hung in the existing frame together with the bell from Penge forming the tenor. The bell from Burham Old Church was hung as the clock bell.
1980 2nd Feb. Bells dedicated.

Articles

  • "St Michael & All Angels, Maidstone, Kent", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 1 February 1980
  • Gallery


    Clock bell
    Photo: Graham Heath, 2007


    Photo: Graham Heath, 2007

    The tenor.
    Photo: Graham Heath, 2007


    Photo: Graham Heath, 2007
    Recent Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2018-03-285024 Spliced Surprise Major (8)
    2017-12-285056 Spliced Surprise Major (8)
    2017-12-155152 Dereham Surprise Major
    2017-10-105088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2017-09-295056 St Michael The Archangel Surprise Major
    2017-08-265152 Cambridge Surprise Major
    2017-04-145040 Stedman Triples
    2017-03-215152 Cray Surprise Major
    2017-02-215088 Ipswich Surprise Major
    2016-12-315056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2016-12-285040 Stedman Triples
    2016-12-205088 Dorking Surprise Major
    2016-11-185056 Mortlake Surprise Major
    2016-10-175088 Stansted Mountfitchet Surprise Major
    2016-09-265056 Superlative Surprise Major
    2016-09-205088 Ashtead Surprise Major
    2016-09-155088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2016-08-235024 Spliced Surprise Major (8)
    2016-08-165088 Jellied Eel Surprise Major
    2016-08-115088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2016-07-265152 Bristol Surprise Major
    2016-06-215088 Quy Surprise Major
    2016-06-115040 Grandsire Triples
    2016-05-245024 Spliced Surprise Major
    2016-04-265088 Double Delight Major
    Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2018-08-191250 Caldy Surprise Major
    2018-08-121344 Cooktown Orchid Delight Major
    2018-08-051260 Stedman Triples
    2018-07-291280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2018-07-281260 St Simon's Bob Triples
    2018-07-281288 Middlesex Bob Triples
    2018-07-221280 Ashtead Surprise Major
    2018-07-151250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2018-07-081344 Glasgow Surprise Major
    2018-07-071260 Grandsire Triples
    2018-07-011250 Spliced Surprise Major
    2018-06-241280 Lessness Surprise Major
    2018-06-171280 Westborough Surprise Major
    2018-06-101280 Spliced Surprise Major (3m)
    2018-06-031280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2018-06-011280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2018-05-271280 Clare Park Surprise Major
    2018-05-131260 Old King Cole Alliance Major
    2018-05-101260 Grandsire Triples
    2018-05-061264 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
    2018-05-041260 Grandsire Triples
    2018-04-291250 Westray Surprise Major
    2018-04-231280 Cornwall Surprise Major
    2018-04-221296 Walnut Tree Alliance Major
    2018-04-201260 Grandsire Triples
    Full list of peals here
    Full list of quarters here

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