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Erith
 

Erith, Christ Church


Photo:

  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 17-0-23 in E♭.
  • Grid Ref: TQ512779
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1915 John Warner & Sons. Bells hung only between A-frame sides
  • Diocese: Rochester
  • Building Listed Grade: II*. Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 17-0-2346¼" E♭ 1915 John Warner & Sons Never
7 11¾ cwt approx.40½" F 1915 John Warner & Sons Never
6 8¾ cwt approx.36⅜" G 1915 John Warner & Sons Never
5 7¼ cwt approx.34¼" A♭ 1915 John Warner & Sons Never
4 5¾ cwt approx.31⅜" B♭ 1915 John Warner & Sons Never
3 5 cwt approx.29½" C 1915 John Warner & Sons Never
2 4½ cwt approx.27⅜" D 1915 John Warner & Sons Never
Treble 4 cwt approx.26½" E♭ 1915 John Warner & Sons Never

Inscriptions

History

1874 Church built and parish created from that of St John's, Erith.
1915 A tower was added being the personal gift of Canon Boulden (vicar at the time) at a cost of £5776  4s, and built by J. P. St Aubyn. A clock was added, funded by public subscription. Finally a new ring of 8 bells installed, cast by John Warner and hung in
1923 Work was done by Mears & Stainbank.
2000 7 clappers were refurbished and new pulley boxes were fitted.
2003 The bells were rehung with local labour.

Gallery


A postcard of the church before the spire was built.
Photo: David Cawley collection

A postcard of the church before the spire was built.
Photo: David Cawley collection
Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-03-185024 Bristol Surprise Major
2007-02-245024 Spliced Surprise Major
2004-03-275040 Grandsire Triples
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-02-281344 Adelaide Surprise Major
2016-01-091344 Spliced Surprise Major (3m)
2015-07-121280 Grandsire Doubles
2015-06-061264 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
2015-03-291260 Grandsire Doubles
2011-03-121260 Grandsire Doubles
2010-09-041296 Plain Bob Major
2010-04-051260 Grandsire Triples
2007-03-111260 Plain Bob Triples
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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