Bells

In 1553 records show there was a ring of five bells and a sanctus bell; the latter was probably recast to provide the present sanctus bell.

The ring now comprises ten bells, eight of which were recast from the original five in 1765. The third and tenor had to be recast again in 1913 and the sixth in 1964.

The Eighth was repaired by welding in 1979 and again in 1984

The Treble and Second are also inscribed ‘Taylor, Loughborough’ and the remainder ‘Lester & Pack of London. Fecit 1765.'

Weights are in hundredweights, quarters and pounds.

In the Ringing Chamber are boards and cards recording fifteen peals, including one by the Ancient Society of College Youths in 1788.


The weights and inscriptions of the bells:

Treble

(5-0-0 F Sharp)

To the glory of God, and in memory of my beloved Mother Harriet Alice Millet. 1935

Second

(5-1-0 E)

The people of Rickmansworth placed me here

To ring out their thanks for Jubilee Year (1935)

Rev W B Belcher, Vicar

Third

(6-2-17 D)

Recast by John Warner & Sons, London 1913

Fourth

(7-0-21 C Sharp)

 

Fifth

(7-3-20 B)

Musick is medicine to the mind 

Sixth

(9-0-26 A)

Peace and good neighbourhood.

In gratitude to Frederick W Elliott, for many years Ringer and Tower Captain in this church.

Recast: 1964, Mears, London

Seventh

(9-3-14 G)

Our voices shall with joyful sound,

Make hills and valleys echo round. 

Eighth

(12-0-13 F Sharp)

Ye ringers all that prize your health and happiness

Be sober, merry, wise and you’ll the same possess.  

Ninth

(14-0-20 E)

In wedlock bands all ye who join

With hands your hearts unite

So shall our tuneful tongues combine

To laud the nuptial rite 

Tenor

(20-0-20 D)

John Warner and Sons, Founders London 1913

I was recast at the expense of Dame Gertrude Dugdale, 1913.

C M O Parkinson MA, Vicar and Rural Dean

G W Walters, H B Couchman, E A Peters MD – Churchwardens

Stephen Salter, Henry Wankford, Daniel Parrot – Churchwardens 1765

Cast 1765

Sanctus (1-2-0 B flat) 1654

 

 

 

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Last updated: August 10, 2014

 

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