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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. It was given by the Members of the Building Committee for £89.17.6.
1878 5 trebles were added to the single bell in pits 2-6. They were given as follows: (1) Sarah Buckmaster, (2) Henry Hughes, (3) David White, (4) Charles Beaumont, (5) Wigan Family. The stated costs of the bells were (1) £41.7.6. (2) £45.17.6, (3) £49.12.6, (4) £53.12.6, (5) £59.10.0
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", Barlow, Thomas M (The Ringing World) 1 February 1980
  • Recent Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2019-05-255088 Bristol Surprise Major
    2019-04-195040 Stedman Triples
    2018-12-315024 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2018-08-265040 Grandsire Triples
    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
    Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2019-09-151312 Spliced Surprise Major (7m)
    2019-09-141280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2019-09-081312 Spliced Surprise Major (13)
    2019-09-061280 Lessness Surprise Major
    2019-09-011250 Turramurra Surprise Major
    2019-08-311472 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2019-08-251312 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2019-08-181280 Turramurra Surprise Major
    2019-08-111344 Barlow Treble Bob Major
    2019-08-091312 Bristol Surprise Major
    2019-08-041440 Double Grandsire Doubles
    2019-07-281344 Pudsey Surprise Major
    2019-07-261344 Turramurra Surprise Major
    2019-07-211344 Ruby Delight Major
    2019-07-121280 Pudsey Surprise Major
    2019-06-301280 Spliced Surprise Major (6m)
    2019-06-281280 Rutland Surprise Major
    2019-06-221250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2019-06-141344 Uxbridge Surprise Major
    2019-06-091280 London Surprise Major
    2019-05-191282 Superlative Surprise Major
    2019-05-171344 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
    2019-05-051280 Glasgow Surprise Major
    2019-05-031250 Superlative Surprise Major
    2019-04-281344 Medway Surprise Major
    Full list of peals here
    Full list of quarters here

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