Canterbury, St Alphege
|Photo: Dickon Love|
Details of the Bells
|Tenor||7½ cwt approx||33¹⁵⁄₁₆"||B||1616||Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent||Never|
|5||5¼ cwt approx||30½"||C♯||Unknown||Never|
|4||3¾ cwt approx||28½"||D♯||1692||John Hodson, Whitechapel||Never|
|3||4¼ cwt approx||27½"||E||1893||Samuel B. Goslin, Bishopsgate||Never|
|2||3¼ cwt approx||25⅛"||F♯||1894||Samuel B. Goslin, Bishopsgate||Never|
|Treble||2¾ cwt approx||23"||G♯||Unknown||Never|
How the bells are tuned
|c||1450||Present 5th cast.|
|1552||Record of 4 bells in the tower.|
|1616||Present tenor cast.|
|1692||Present 3rd cast.|
|c||1750||A clock bell is cast for All Saints' church. This is destined to become the treble of the ring of 6 at St Alphege.|
|1888||The 3 bells rehung in a new frame for 6 by Samuel Goslin. The top of the tower was replaced.|
|1893||Ring augmented to 4 with a new treble from Samuel Goslin.|
|1894||Ring again augmented with one bell cast by Samuel Goslin and the clock bell from All Saints' church. The bells were rung from the ground floor. They were dedicated on 26th September,|
|1931||Rehung by Alfred Bowell. The ringing chamber was moved to the first floor. |
|1957||Bells overhauled by the King's School Society of Ringers and ringing resumed after a silence of some 20 years.|
|1969||The bells were overhauled by the KCACR and the tower was completely cleared of vast quantities of lumber.|
|1982||7th April||Church declared redundant|
|1983||The church became the Urban Studies Centre. Some years later the name changed to Canterbury Environment Centre.|
|1992||Ringing resumed from the intermediate chamber, the old ringing chamber having become an office.|
|||To new gudgeons and bearings and overhauling the six bells £60. Extra 2 new stocks & ironwork £3. Total £63. Paid by money orders 1 May 1931. (Bowell records, 31st Mar 1931)|
The church as it appeared in c.1826 (E J Langdon). Canterbury Cathedral is in the background.
Photo: David Cawley collection.
Recent PealsThe most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
Recent Quarter PealsThe most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
Full list of peals here
||Full list of quarters here|
|Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent||Page updated: 1 April 2016|