Deal, St Thomas of Canterbury (RC)

  • 1 bell hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 5-1-10 in C♯.
  • Grid Ref: TR377524
  • Frame: 1932 Mears & Stainbank
  • Denomination: Roman Catholic
    Diocese (RC): Southwark
    Area (RC): Kent
    Deanery (RC): Dover

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Single Bell 5-1-1031" C♯ 1932 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
Disused bell ¾ cwt approx.c.14" John Warner & Sons Never

®  - Hung for full circle ringing



1885 The foundation stone was laid in January. After consecrating the High Altar on 29th December, the church was formally opened by Rt Revd John Butt, Bishop of Southwark. The church had a central gable containing one small bell, hung for swing chiming.
1925 A bell was supplied by Mears & Stainbank. It is not clear whether it was hung at this time as the tower wasn't built until later. [1]
1929 The Mission was canonically raised to the status of a parish.
1932 Tower built and the bell was hung for ringing full-circle within it. It had early Mears Simpson tuning. The waist inscription on the bell incised either at this point or when it was supplied. At some later point the small bell was taken down and now resides in the first floor of the tower. The larger bell is in full ringing order, but normally is sounded by the Ellacombe hammer.
[1] Deal, St.Thomas of Canterbury (R.C.), Kent: Daybook 19 June 1925 - bell 5-1-10 (Whitechapel Day Book)

Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 20 January 2021