Seal, Ss Peter & Paul

  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing and an old bell in storage
  • Tenor: 10-1-9 in G.
  • Grid Ref: TQ550569
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Frame: 1848 Charles & George Mears
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Rochester
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Tonbridge
  • Building Listed Grade: I Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble G 1886 John Warner & Sons
® 2 F♯ 1660 John Hodson, Whitechapel
® 3 E 1660 John Hodson, Whitechapel
® 4 D 1758 Lester & Pack, Whitechapel
® 5 8-2-2 C 1957 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Flat
® Tenor 10-1-9 B 1886 John Warner & Sons
Old 5th 32¼" A William Burford, Aldgate

®  - Hung for full circle ringing



1371 -92 Bell cast by William Burford, destined to become the 4th (of 5). This bell is now the Sanctus Bell.
1520 -9 Tower built.
1609 Bell cast by Stephen Swan, destined to become the tenor.
1660 Treble and 2nd (of 5) cast by John Hodson.
1758 3rd (of 5) recast by Lester & Pack.
1848 29th Feb Whitechapel Day Book notes that a new frame for 5 bells was provided and the fittings were repaired at a cost of £70.12.6, and five new wheels were provided for an extra £10.
1874 Formerly a chapelry within Kemsing parish, a separate parish was created in this year.
1886 Tenor recast and treble added to make 6 by John Warner.
1957 5th recast. The crown and inscription band of the old 5th was turned off and preserved in the church.
2006 Whitechapel replaced most of the fittings, assisted by the KCACR.


  • "The Seal Mystery", Love, Dickon R (Lovesguide) 1 January 2000
  • Recent Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2019-07-115040 Minor
    2003-08-165040 Methods Surprise Minor (7m)
    2002-06-135040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2019-07-201260 St Clement's College Bob Minor
    2018-10-201260 Doubles
    2017-10-281260 Doubles
    2016-12-171260 Julie McDonnell Doubles
    2016-10-221260 Doubles
    2016-02-091320 Shrove Tuesday Delight Minor
    2014-04-051260 Plain Bob Minor
    2013-03-201260 Doubles (1p,2m)
    2012-06-081260 Plain Bob Doubles
    2011-08-061440 Wells Surprise Minor
    2009-10-281260 Plain Bob Doubles
    2008-06-071260 Plain Bob Minor
    1996-02-031272 Warkworth Surprise Minor
    Full list of peals on Bellboard here
    Full list of quarters on Bellboard here

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