||"This Church is a very handsome Building, being about 126 Feet long. It consists of a Large Chancell, 2 Transepts, a Spacious Body, and 1 Side Isle. The Spire which is a very Lofty One, stands at the West End. In It hang 4 Bells, thus inscribed.
1. John WILNAR made Me. 1623.
3. S.K. fecit Me 1730. Basil LUN, Ch.Warden.
4. Ditto." (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1757)|
||An old bell, belonging to Barham church, was this week, forwarded by the Canterbury Railway, to Mr Meers, the celebrated bell-founder, at Whitechapel. This ponderous specimen of our ancestor’s skill had on it this inscription – JOHN WILNAR MADE ME 1633. Thus proving its claim to antiquity for two centuries. (Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser - Sat 11 Jan 1834 )|
||Following our inspection of 30th April 1909, we now beg to report as follows: There are four Bells: 1, 30", 5¼ cwt; 2, 31½", 6 cwt; 3, 33", 6¾ cwt; 4 36", 8½ cwt. In the key of G#. The 3rd Bell is of very poor tone, but not cracked. All require quarter turning. The frame is made for five Bells. It was intended to hold a larger Bell, however the present tenor is large enough for the space. We advise recasting the 2nd and 3rd and adding two smaller Bells. The fittings, framework and flooring are in a dilapidated condition and entire renewal is required. The clock weights fall almost through the middle of the frame and should be shifted. To clear the tower of Bells, fittings and frame, to recast the 2nd and 3rd Bells and to rehang all in a 6-Bell frame (steel on rolled steel joists) with all new fittings we estimate at £182. To provide two extra Bells complete with fittings to make 6 we estimate at £87..15s..0d (Whitechapel Records, 1909)|
||SILENT CHURCH BELLS. - At a Parochial Church Council meeting held on Wednesday, the Rector presiding, it was decided to undertake certain necessary repairs to the Church Fabric and heating apparatus involving an expenditure of about £200. The bells of the church are, according to the Diocesan Survey are unsafe for ringing and ringing of them has therefore been discontinued. (Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald - Sat 25 Oct 1930)|