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Deptford, St John


Photo: Andrew Wood (London Churches in Photographs) londonchurchbuildings.com

  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 14-0-18 in F.
  • Grid Ref: TQ374762
  • Complete ring cast at the same time
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1874 Mears & Stainbank
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Southwark
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Lewisham
  • Building Listed Grade: II Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date FounderRetuned
® Treble 4-2-427" F 1874 Mears & Stainbank, WhitechapelNever
® 2 4-3-1728" E 1874 Mears & Stainbank, WhitechapelNever
® 3 5-1-2133¾" D 1874 Mears & Stainbank, WhitechapelNever
® 4 6-1-1031½" C 1874 Mears & Stainbank, WhitechapelNever
® 5 6-3-2133¾" B♭ 1874 Mears & Stainbank, WhitechapelNever
® 6 8-1-735½" A 1874 Mears & Stainbank, WhitechapelNever
® 7 10-0-2138¾" G 1874 Mears & Stainbank, WhitechapelNever
® Tenor 14-0-1843¼" F 1874 Mears & Stainbank, WhitechapelNever

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

Prior to 1874

Bell Weight
(most recent)
DiameterDateFounderRetunedFate
Single Bell0-2-2415"1855Mears & StainbankNeverReplaced by ring of 8 in 1874.

History

1855 Church built by P.C. Harwick and parish created from that of St Paul's, Deptford. [1]
1874 Ring of eight cast by Mears & Stainbank. The bells were opened on 31st December by members of the Ancient Society of College Youths.
1912 Rehung and frame strengthened by Alfred Bowell. [2]
[1] P.C.Hardwick Esq., 21 Cavendish Square. To a 15 Inch Bell 0-2-24 @ 18d £6.0., lent for St John's Ch, Upper Lewisham Road, Deptford. Clapper 4s, Stock, Ironwork Lever & Brasses £1.18.6. Total £8.2.6. (Whitechapel Daybook, 28th Jun 1855)
[2] To rehanging the eight bells ?50. Paid. cq. 26 Apr 1912. (Bowell records, 4th Apr 1912)

Gallery


This picture was taken before the pinnacles were removed in the late 1960s.
Photo: David Cawley collection.
Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2005-11-195184 Ealing Surprise Major
2004-03-065088 Bristol Surprise Major
2002-02-235056 London Surprise Major
2001-11-175152 Glasgow Surprise Major
1998-05-165184 Cornwall Surprise Major
1987-12-275056 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
1984-11-175056 London Surprise Major
1984-03-105024 Cambridge Surprise Major
1982-11-205152 Yorkshire Surprise Major
1982-04-285024 Spliced Surprise Major (8m)
1981-05-095024 Bristol Surprise Major
1980-04-305056 Rutland Surprise Major
1978-05-035184 Bristol Surprise Major
1977-06-295040 Grandsire Triples
1977-03-165152 Spliced Surprise Major (23 Methods)
1976-12-155152 Spliced Surprise Major (18 Methods)
1976-10-275120 London Surprise Major
1976-10-175040 Stedman Triples
1969-11-085184 Spliced Surprise Major
1967-11-255280 Spliced Surprise Major
1893-08-195040 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2018-11-241264 Plain Bob Major
2018-10-111260 Grandsire Triples
2017-12-051260 Plain Bob Doubles
2016-10-021288 Grandsire Triples
2010-02-151280 Plain Bob Major
2006-01-211250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2001-09-271260 Doubles
1974-11-271288 Grandsire Triples
1974-11-271288 Grandsire Triples
1973-07-041260 Plain Bob Minor
1973-06-271263 Stedman Triples
1973-06-161263 Stedman Triples
1973-04-111301 Grandsire Triples
1973-03-281260 Erin Triples
1973-03-181280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
1973-03-071260 Minor (2m)
1973-02-211260 Oxford Bob Triples
1973-01-241260 Darlston Triples
1972-11-151296 Little Bob Major
1972-10-181288 Grandsire Triples
1972-04-121260 Doubles (11m/v)
1971-12-171260 Grandsire Triples
1971-12-011260 Middlesex Triples
1971-10-271260 Oxford Bob Triples
1971-10-201320 Cambridge 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: 2 May 2020