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Treble Richard 3-0-1222⅝" B 2011 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never 2 George 3-1-1523¾" A 2011 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never 3 Alban 3-2-2024⅞" G 2011 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never 4 Peter 3-3-425½" F♯ 2011 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never 5 Edward 3-3-2226⁹⁄₁₆" E 2011 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never 6 Mary 4-1-1528³⁄₁₆" D 2011 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never 7 Mellitus 5-1-1830½" C 2011 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never 8 Paul 6-0-2331¹⁵⁄₁₆" B 2011 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never 9 Thomas 7-3-1935" A 2011 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never Tenor Dunstan 10-3-2339¼" G 2011 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never Clock 1 ¾ cwt approx.14½" E♭ 1739 Robert Catlin, Holborn Never Clock 2 1 cwt approx.16" D 1739 Robert Catlin, Holborn Never

The earliest known ring, replaced in 1713

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
TrebleUnknownNeverRecast 1713
2UnknownNeverRecast 1713
3UnknownNeverRecast 1713
4UnknownNeverRecast 1713
5UnknownNeverRecast 1713
TenorUnknownNeverRecast 1713

The second ring of bells, dated 1713

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble1713Richard PhelpsNeverRecast 1832
21713Richard PhelpsNeverRecast 1832
31713Richard PhelpsNeverRecast 1832
41713Richard PhelpsNeverRecast 1832
51713Richard PhelpsNeverRecast 1832
61713Richard PhelpsNeverRecast 1832
71713Richard PhelpsNeverRecast 1832
Tenor20 cwt approx.1713Richard PhelpsNeverRecast 1832

The third ring of bells, dated 1832

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble5½ cwt approx.29"1832Thomas Mears IINeverScrapped 1969
26 cwt approx.30½"1832Thomas Mears IINeverScrapped 1969
37 cwt approx.32½"1832Thomas Mears IINeverScrapped 1969
48 cwt approx.34"1832Thomas Mears IINeverScrapped 1969
59 cwt approx.37½"1832Thomas Mears IINeverScrapped 1969
610 cwt approx.40"1832Thomas Mears IINeverScrapped 1969
713 cwt approx.42¾"1832Thomas Mears IINeverScrapped 1969
Tenor17-0-447¼"1832Thomas Mears IINeverScrapped 1969

History

1237 Patronage of the church was given by Richard de Barking, Abbot of Westminster, to King Henry III.
1552 Record of 4 large bells and a small bell. [1]
1666 The church escaped the Great Fire, but only just. The tower was later to contain 6 bells.
1671 The famous clock was made by Thomas Harries. It bears "two figures of savages or wild men well carved in wood and painted natural colours appearing as big as life standing erect with each knotty club in his hand wherewith they alternately strike the quarters, not only their arms, but even their heads moving at every blow."
1713 The 6 bells were recast into a new ring of 8 bells, tenor c. 20 cwt, by Richard Phelps.
1714 Record of 6 bells in the tower (Paterson). This was clearly a mistake.
1727 The first peal of Double Bob Major was rung here, by the Ancient Society of College Youths.
1739 Two new clock bells were supplied.
1829 The old church was pulled down.
1830 The bells and figures were bought by Lord Hertford for £200 and moved to what was then Lord Aldenham's villa in Regent's Park.
1831 First stone of the new church was laid on 27 July.. The architect was John Shaw. He died before it was completed, so the work was continued by his son. The 90 foot tower is surmounted by a pierced octagonal lantern raising it to 130 feet.
1832 The 8 bells from the old church were recast by Thomas Mears and hung in the new tower.
1833 The new church was consecrated on 31 July. According to the Whitechapel Index Book, "an old London Newspaper" dated 1833 gave the weight of the tenor as 1908 lbs, i.e. 17-0-4. [2]
1914 The tenor bell was reported to be cracked. It is unlikely that the bells were rung at all during the 20th Century.
1935 The clock bells and figures were restored to the church, with Mears & Stainbank facilitating the rehanging. Mr A. Hughes from Whitechapel who rehung them, reported them as been very poor bells.
1969 The 8 bells were removed from the tower and scrapped by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry. The tower was thoroughly cleaned, inside and out, and a single (stock Whitechapel, cast in 1961) bell was hung on RSJs, rung with a lever clapper.
1970 Clock bells rehung and shotblasted by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry. They hang on wrought ironwork and have only the clubs of the figures and the hour hammer to the largest as fittings. They retain their canons but the cast-in staples are drilled out.
2011 A new ring of 10 bells was cast at Whitechapel.
2012 The new bells were consecrated in the nave by the Bishop of London, The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Richard Chartres on 14th March. They were then hung in a new frame, by Whitechapel. The old service bell was removed from the tower and sold to All Saints Fulham to be a service bell. The first quarter peal took place on Sat 10 May for the Civil Partnership of Dickon Love, who led the restoration. The first peal took place on Tue 5 Jun while HM The Queen passed the church on her way to St Paul's Cathedral to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee. These bells are therefore known as the "Jubilee Bells".
[1] An olde bele weighing 6? cwt sold to Simon Pounder for £8..16..0. (Edwardian Inventory, 1552)
[2] ST. DUNSTAN'S NEW CHURCH This beautiful Gothic edifice, which has now become an object of great interest and attraction to the busy multitudes who pass daily through Fleet-street, will be consecrated in due form by the Bishop of London tomorrow afternoon. The Lord Mayor, the Sheriffs, and the Aldermen and Common Councilmen of the Ward, will attend in their robes, and the ceremony of consecration, it is expected, will be very imposing. The church will be opened for the performance of Divine Service on Sunday next. The organ of the new church was opened on Monday evening, when a selection of sacred music was performed by Mr. Adams, the organist, assisted by Mr. Hawes, and several Gentlemen of the choir of St. Paul's Cathedral. There were upwards of 500 persons in attendance, who were admitted by tickets at 3s. each. The infant school of the parish has received the benefit of this performance. The musical peal of eight bells in the tower of St. Dunstan's new Church, cast by Mears, of Whitechapel, from the metal of the old peal, with the metal of the " Saint's bell," which hung in the upper part of the old tower, added, were rung for the first time on Monday, and several courses of bob major, grandsire, triples, and triple bob, were performed by the ringers during the day. The weight of the tenor or great bell is 1,908 pounds. (Morning Post, Wed 30 January 1833)

Articles

  • "The Lost Bells of London (5) St Dunstan-in-the-West, Fleet Street", Cook, William T (The Ringing World) 16 February 1973
  • "The Church in Fleet Street", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 10 May 1985
  • "Where the bells ring no-longer. A visit to St Dunstan-in-the-West", Love, Dickon R (The Ringing World) 28 January 2011
  • "Centenary Day at St Dunstan-in-the-West", Love, Dickon R (The Ringing World) 15 April 2011
  • "New Diamond Jubilee Bells for the City of London", Love, Dickon R (The Ringing World) 16 December 2011
  • "Jubilee Bells for St Dunstan-in-the-West", Stephenson, Judy (Friends of City Churches Newsletter) 1 May 2012
  • "Diamond Jubilee Bells at St Dunstan-in-the-West, Fleet Street", Love, Dickon R (The Ringing World) 27 July 2012
  • Pictures of the church


    The church before it was pulled down in 1829.
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    The clock bells and figures hanging outside the church.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 29 Mar 2003

    The church in 1829 (Thomas Talbot Bury)
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    The church in 1910.
    Photo: Spitalfields Life

    Pictures from before the 2012 restoration


    The old ringing room ceiling in 2008.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 28 Sept 2008


    Photo: Dickon R Love, 28 Sept 2008

    Two peal boards on the wall of the old ringing in 2008.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 28 Sept 2008

    The service bell that hung in the tower 1969 - 2012.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 28 Sept 2008

    The single service bell in 2008.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 28 Sept 2008

    Casting of bells 1-7 on Friday 25 Nov, 2011


    The furnace is heating the bell metal.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011

    The 7 moulds are standing ready to be filled.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011

    The furnace empties metal into the ladle.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011

    Impurities on the surface of the metal is scrapped off the top.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011

    The 5th is cast.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011


    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011

    The 6th is cast.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011


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    The 7th is cast.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011

    Spectators.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011

    Topping up some of the moulds.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011


    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011

    The courtyard of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011

    The new Whitechapel Bell Foundry stamp, which had arrived a couple of days earlier. This stamp doesn't appear on the front 7, but does on the back 3.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011

    Matthew Burroughs and Lisa Nelson with the larger Royal Arms stamp.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011

    The 5th, 6th and 7th cooling down.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011

    Dickon Love, who conceived and led the project to install the bells.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011

    Erica and Bernard Sisk from the church.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011

    Lisa Nelson and Gareth Williams from Viridor Credits.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011

    The Pugin gothic letter set for the inscription bands.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011

    Matthew Burroughs with the stamps for the Royal Arms that appear on all the bells, by specific permission from Buckingham Palace.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011

    The new bell frame starts to take shape in the workshop.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011


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    The treble is cast.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011

    The 2nd is cast.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011

    The 4th is cast.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011

    Andrew Middlicott with the 4th.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011

    Geraldine Forster with the 3rd.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011

    Ben Constant with the 5th.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011

    Andrew Brown with the treble.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011

    All 7 bells now cooling down on the foundry floor.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011

    Kevin and Annette Hughes with the 4th.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Nov 2011


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    The bells are broken out of their moulds on 29 Nov


    Bells 1,2,3 and 4.
    Photo: Mark Backhouse, 29 Nov 2011

    Bells 1,2,3 and 4.
    Photo: Mark Backhouse, 29 Nov 2011

    Bells 5,6 and 7.
    Photo: Mark Backhouse, 29 Nov 2011

    Bells 5,6 and 7.
    Photo: Mark Backhouse, 29 Nov 2011

    Casting of the tenor on 16 Dec 2011


    The 8th, 9th and tenor moulds.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 16 Dec 2011

    The tenor is cast.
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    The 7th.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 16 Dec 2011

    The 6th.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 16 Dec 2011

    The 3rd.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 16 Dec 2011

    The 2nd.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 16 Dec 2011

    The 5th.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 16 Dec 2011

    The 4th.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 16 Dec 2011

    The 6th.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 16 Dec 2011

    The treble.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 16 Dec 2011


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    The bell frame taking further shape. (The framesides for St James Garlickhythe are in the foreground).
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 16 Dec 2011


    Photo: Dickon R Love, 16 Dec 2011

    Bells 8 and 9 were cast in the afternoon of 16 Dec



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    Matthew Burroughs, The Revd William Gulliford and David Powell
    Photo: Marc McDonald, 16 Dec 2011

    The 7th.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 16 Dec 2011


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    Photo: Marc McDonald, 16 Dec 2011

    The St Dunstan-in-the-West Bells: (l-r) Dickon Love, Paul Mounsey, David Powell, Alan Regin, Matthew Burroughs.
    Photo: Marc McDonald, 16 Dec 2011


    Photo: Marc McDonald, 16 Dec 2011


    Photo: Marc McDonald, 16 Dec 2011

    Members of the St Dunstan's Guild Church Council warming up next to the tenor
    Photo: Marc McDonald, 16 Dec 2011


    Photo: Marc McDonald, 16 Dec 2011


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    Photo: Marc McDonald, 16 Dec 2011

    The tenor was tuned the week ending 20Jan 2012


    The tenor on the tuning machine. All 10 bells were tuned by Ben Kipling. He considered that this bell was the finest and most accurately tuned bell he had thus far created.
    Photo: Nigel Taylor, 20 Jan 2012

    A visit to the Bell Foundry on 13 Feb 2012



    Photo: Dickon R Love, 13 Mar 2012

    The tenor
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 13 Mar 2012


    Photo: Dickon R Love, 13 Mar 2012


    Photo: Dickon R Love, 13 Mar 2012

    The newly tuned treble.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 13 Mar 2012

    Frame foundation beams.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 13 Mar 2012

    Progress with building work in the tower on 14 Feb


    The crypt was used as a workshop to build the sound control panels.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 14 Mar 2012


    Photo: Dickon R Love, 14 Mar 2012


    Photo: Dickon R Love, 14 Mar 2012

    Building in the belfry.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 14 Mar 2012


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    The intermediate chamber, which used to hold a clock mechanism.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 14 Mar 2012

    The clock room.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 14 Mar 2012

    The ceiling of the clock room, where the beams of the old 8-bell frame can be seen.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 14 Mar 2012

    The ringing room.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 14 Mar 2012


    Photo: Dickon R Love, 14 Mar 2012


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    Photo: Dickon R Love, 14 Mar 2012

    The organ room. Note that the staircase was later moved to the right.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 14 Mar 2012

    The Bell Foundry on 23 Feb 2012


    Some of the bells on the foundry floor.
    Photo: Neil Thomas, 23 Feb 2012

    Progress in the tower, 7 March, 2012


    The frame foundations are installed.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 7 Mar 2012


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    The ringing room.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 7 Mar 2012

    The remains of the old frame in the crypt.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 7 Mar 2012

    The bells arrive at the Church on 13 Mar 2012



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    David Powell, Church Warden & Parish Clerk
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 13 Mar 2012

    Dickon Love with the new bells.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 13 Mar 2012

    The consecration of the bells, 14 Mar 2012



    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012


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    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012

    David Powell, Richard Chartres, Dickon Love and William Gulliford
    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012

    The Bishop with Dickon Love.
    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012

    The processions.
    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012


    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012


    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012

    Welcome by the Guild Vicar, Rev'd William Gulliford.
    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012


    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012


    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012


    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012

    Alan and Kathryn Hughes in the congregation.
    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012

    The bells are sprinkled with holy water.
    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012


    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012


    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012

    "Chantelle" - the choir.
    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012


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    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012

    Andrew Brown names the treble bell.
    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012

    The bishop anoints the bell with the Oil of the Sick.
    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012

    Ben Constant & Adam Greenley name the 2nd.
    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012

    Geraldine Forster names the 3rd.
    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012

    Shirley McGill, Master of the Society of Royal Cumberland Youths, names the 8th.
    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012

    The Bishop then anointed each bell with the Oil of Baptism.
    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012


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    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012

    The incensation, while Grandsire Caters is rung on handbells.
    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012

    The Society of Cumberland Youths rang the handbells.
    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012


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    The Blessing.
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    David Powell says a few words.
    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012


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    Dickon Love reads the lesson.
    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012


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    The Sermon.
    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012

    Ben Constant & Adam Greenley name the 2nd.
    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012

    Geraldine Forster names the 3rd.
    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012

    Annette & Kevin Hughes names the 4th.
    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012

    Alan Regin names the 5th, on behalf of John Dunn from New Zealand.
    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012

    Ian White from Viridor Credits names the 7th.
    Photo: Claire E F Dyer, 14 Mar 2012


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    Jim Snyder names the tenor, telling the Bishop it is also to be affectionately known as "Great Dunstan".
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    The hanging of the bells, 3-4 April


    The frame starts to be built.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 3 Apr 2012


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    The 9th on the ground ready to be raised, first through the porch ceiling ...
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    ... then through the organ room …
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 3 Apr 2012


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    ... through the ringing room (itself under construction) …
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 3 Apr 2012


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    ... through the intermediate chamber …
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 3 Apr 2012


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    ... into the belfry.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 3 Apr 2012


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    Looking down at the 2nd at the base of the tower.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 3 Apr 2012

    The 2nd in the ringing room.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 3 Apr 2012


    Photo: Dickon R Love, 3 Apr 2012

    On 4th April, the tenor is the last to arrive.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 4 Apr 2012


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    All bells now in.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, 4 Apr 2012
    Recent Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2019-11-195040 Pontefract Surprise Royal
    2019-11-195024 Vicissitudinous Delight Major
    2019-11-195040 Spliced Surprise Minor (22m)
    2019-11-195088 Danesburgh Surprise Major
    2019-11-195005 Stedman Caters
    2019-11-195088 Falmouth Surprise Major
    2019-11-185040 Avon Delight Maximus
    2019-11-185024 Yate Delight Major
    2019-11-185040 Surprise Minor
    2019-11-185040 Surprise Minor (7m)
    2019-11-175004 Stedman Caters
    2019-11-175040 Grandsire Triples
    2019-11-175040 Spliced Surprise Minor (41m)
    2019-11-1710240 Spliced Surprise Major (40m)
    2019-11-175184 Ytterbium Surprise Major
    2019-11-175088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2019-11-175152 Cambridge Surprise Major
    2019-11-175002 Triton Delight Royal
    2019-11-175130 Grandsire Caters
    2019-11-175040 London No 3 Surprise Royal
    2019-11-175088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2019-11-175152 Barnes Surprise Major
    2019-11-175152 Turramurra Surprise Major
    2019-11-175100 Centennial Alliance Major
    2019-11-175040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2019-11-191296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2019-11-191272 Kingston Treble Bob Minor
    2019-11-191280 Mixed Doubles
    2019-11-191320 Arley Surprise Minor
    2019-11-191260 Plain Bob Minor
    2019-11-191282 Woodspring Surprise Royal
    2019-11-191320 King Edward Surprise Minor
    2019-11-191260 Minor (3m)
    2019-11-191320 Danbury Delight Minor
    2019-11-191296 Hitcham Delight Minor
    2019-11-191260 Grandsire Doubles
    2019-11-191280 Bristol Surprise Major
    2019-11-191344 Plain Bob Major
    2019-11-191260 St Clement's College Bob Minor
    2019-11-191280 Spliced Minor
    2019-11-191260 Doubles
    2019-11-191280 Ealing Surprise Major
    2019-11-191344 Plain Bob Major
    2019-11-181280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2019-11-181260 Plain Bob Minor
    2019-11-181296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2019-11-181260 Doubles (2m)
    2019-11-181260 St Simon's Bob Doubles
    2019-11-181259 Grandsire Caters
    2019-11-181280 Painswick Surprise Major
    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: 19 November 2019