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Erith, Christ Church


  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 17-0-23 in E♭.
  • Grid Ref: TQ512779
  • Complete ring cast at the same time
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1915 John Warner & Sons. Bells hung only between A-frame sides
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Rochester
  • 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 Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 4 cwt approx.26½" E♭ 1915 John Warner & Sons Flat Never
® 2 4½ cwt approx.27⅜" D 1915 John Warner & Sons Flat Never
® 3 5 cwt approx.29½" C 1915 John Warner & Sons Flat Never
® 4 5¾ cwt approx.31⅜" B♭ 1915 John Warner & Sons Flat Never
® 5 7¼ cwt approx.34¼" A♭ 1915 John Warner & Sons Flat Never
® 6 8¾ cwt approx.36⅜" G 1915 John Warner & Sons Flat Never
® 7 11¾ cwt approx.40½" F 1915 John Warner & Sons Flat Never
® Tenor 17-0-2346¼" E♭ 1915 John Warner & Sons Flat Never

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

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 a new frame consisting only of A-frame sides.
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.

Articles

  • "Christ Church, Erith, Kent", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 7 April 1978
  • 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
    1999-11-275024 Bristol Surprise Major
    1985-11-165040 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
    1969-11-155008 Plain Bob Major
    1936-05-135088 Superlative Surprise Major
    1936-03-215024 Bristol Surprise Major
    1927-09-265088 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
    1921-07-255024 London Surprise Major
    Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2019-03-151344 Plain Bob Major
    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
    2003-09-211260 Stedman Doubles
    1988-07-261264 Plain Bob Major
    1988-04-261260 Plain Bob Triples
    1987-10-181312 Kent Treble Bob Major
    1987-06-281260 Plain Bob Minor
    1980-04-181264 Plain Bob Major
    1980-02-231260 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