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Canterbury, St Stephen


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Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(As received 1971)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 10-1-2610-3-038¹⁵⁄₁₆" A♭ 1746 Robert Catlin, Holborn 1971 Whitechapel
7 8-2-149-0-835⅝" B♭ 1746 Robert Catlin, Holborn 1971 Whitechapel
6 6-0-1431¹⁵⁄₁₆" C 1971 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
5 5-0-35-1-1330¾" D♭ 1902 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1971 Whitechapel
4 5-1-145-2-2027¼" E♭ 1746 Robert Catlin, Holborn 1971 Whitechapel
3 4-1-027⅛" F 1971 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
2 3-1-143-2-624¹³⁄₁₆" G 1844 Charles & George Mears, Whitechapel 1971 Whitechapel
Treble 3-1-73-2-924⅜" A♭ 1844 Charles & George Mears, Whitechapel 1971 Whitechapel

The former Catlin bells.

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
3rd27¼"1746Robert CatlinNever
5th6-0-2331"1746Robert CatlinNever
6th31¹⁵⁄₁₆"1746Robert CatlinNever

History

1746 Ring of six cast by Robert Catlin.
1844 Ring augmented to 8 with 2 trebles hung in the spire from Charles and George Mears.
1902 5th recast and bells rehung by Mears & Stainbank in a new frame.
1938 Tower restored and made safe for the bells to be rung again.
1971 Bells retuned (by Richard Offen), rehung; 3rd and 6th recast by Whitechapel. New upstairs ringing room constructed. The dismantling and rehanging was done by the KCACR under the direction of Harry Parkes.
1992 2 clappers renewed by Whitechapel.

Gallery


The KCACR Removal Gang directed by Harry Parkes prepare to roll the tenor out. Left-Right: David Cawley, Harry Parkes (with Peter Niblett's head), Don Niblett, Desmond Mitchell and a happy looking Ruth Niblett. Richard Offen tuned the bells at Whitechapel
Photo: David Cawley collection, Dec 1970
Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2014-11-155024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
2011-06-255088 Ardleigh Surprise Major
2009-12-285120 Superlative Surprise Major
2008-10-305088 Spliced Surprise Major
2008-03-015056 Kent Treble Bob Major
2005-01-155024 Adelaide Surprise Major
1986-07-055120 London Surprise Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-09-171260 Plain Bob Doubles
2017-09-031260 Mixed Doubles
2017-08-201260 Plain Bob Doubles
2017-08-061260 Plain Bob Minor
2017-07-301260 Plain Bob Doubles
2017-07-051280 Julie McDonnell Surprise Major
2017-06-041344 Hunslet Bob Triples
2017-05-071260 Plain Bob Doubles
2017-04-301344 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
2017-04-161260 Mixed Doubles
2017-02-261296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2017-01-151260 Canterbury Pleasure Bob Triples
2016-12-261260 Plain Bob Minor
2016-12-041260 Grandsire Triples
2016-11-271260 Mixed Doubles
2016-10-301344 Rutland Surprise Major
2016-10-161344 Plain Bob Triples
2016-09-041260 Mixed Doubles
2016-08-281260 Plain Bob Doubles
2016-08-141260 Grandsire Triples
2016-07-311260 Doubles (3m)
2016-07-171260 Plain Bob Doubles
2016-07-031260 Stedman Triples
2016-06-191260 Doubles (3m)
2016-06-051344 Superlative Surprise Major
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

Elsewhere in the Parish

Canterbury, St John's Hospital
Single bell hung for swing chiming
Canterbury, St Stephen's School
Single bell hung for swing chiming with lever in open gable

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