Eastchurch, All Saints

  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 10-0-7 in G.
  • Grid Ref: TQ988714
  • Rung from: Open Gallery
  • Frame: 1911 Mears & Stainbank
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Maidstone
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Rochester
  • Building Listed Grade: I Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)

(As supplied 1911)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 3-2-204-0-2127⅛" E 1911 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 2005 Whitechapel
® 2 4½ cwt approx.27½" D 1634 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent 2005 Whitechapel
® 3 5½ cwt approx.30" C 1623 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent 2005 Whitechapel
® 4 6½ cwt approx.33½" B 1623 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent 2005 Whitechapel
® 5 8 cwt approx.36" A 1605 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent 2005 Whitechapel
® Tenor 10-0-710-2-2740" G 1911 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 2005 Whitechapel

®  - Hung for full circle ringing


How the bells are tuned

Earlier bell

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Tenor (of 5)11-0-940½"1623John WilnarNeverRecast 1911


1243 Original church established and belonged to the Abbey of Our Lady of the Dunes. (It was on a different site.)
1431 William Cheyne gave a portion of land on which to build a new church. The church was designed and built by William Nudds, a Cisterian monk of Boxley, who became the first vicar.
1432 All Saints Day The new church was consecrated.
1605 Present 5th cast.
1623 Present 3rd & 4th cast. Tenor cast by John Wilnar.
1634 Treble (of 5) added or recast (?).
1665 Bells rehung by an Essex bell hanger. [1]
1695 -1696 Bells rehung with new fittings.
1911 Trebles added, tenor recast (as a piece had been broken out of the sound bow) and all bells rehung in a new frame by Mears & Stainbank.
2005 Bells retuned and rehung in a strengthened frame by Whitechapel.
[1] The Bel-hanger for new hanging our bells was paid £5-2s and 15s and 6d was given for five new bell ropes (Church Warden accounts (1665))

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2002-06-165040 Minor (7m)
2000-07-165040 Surprise Minor
1970-04-045040 Plain Bob and Kent Treble Bob Minor
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2022-06-171272 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2019-07-111260 Single Oxford Bob Minor
2019-04-221260 Plain Bob Doubles
2018-11-131260 Doubles (5m)
2018-05-291272 Kent Treble Bob Minor
2018-05-181260 Plain Bob Doubles
2016-09-041260 Plain Bob Doubles
2016-06-121280 Doubles (1p/2m)
2014-11-291298 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2014-09-131260 Doubles (2m)
2012-08-251260 Plain Bob Doubles
2010-11-121260 Plain Bob Doubles and Grandsire Doubles
2010-04-231260 Plain Bob Doubles
2009-11-081260 Plain Bob Minor
2009-10-021260 Plain Bob Minor
2009-05-021296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2009-05-011260 Doubles (2m)
2008-03-161260 Doubles (2m)
2007-03-271260 Doubles
2005-05-191260 Grandsire and Plain Bob Doubles
2002-10-271260 Grandsire Doubles
1978-08-221320 Single Oxford Bob Minor
1977-10-091272 Plain Bob Minor
1977-08-301272 Cunecaster Surprise Minor
1976-11-141272 Plain Bob 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