All Saints, Deansway

An historic ring in the centre of the city

All SaintsAugmented in 1977, All Saints is Worcester’s leading tower for peals and many significant record peals were rung here in the 1980s and 1990s.
The bells are ‘old style’ in sound and very ringable. There is a ring of twelve bells in E flat, plus an additional semitone bell and a disused sanctus bell.

Ringing Times

09:30 – 10:30 on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.
Practice on Fridays 19:45 – 21:30. (Meet at the door on the south side of the church.)

Please check with the tower before visiting.

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Audio

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The bells ringing at All Saints (54s)

The Bells

Bell Inscription
1. [Whitechapel, 1977 – inscription to be obtained, but partial wording is: Roger Oakes and William Gill, Churchwardens of St. Peter’s 1661]
2. [Whitechapel, 1977 – inscription to be obtained, but partial wording is: Taylor & Sons, Founders, Loughborough 1858]
3. [Whitechapel, 1977 – inscription to be obtained, but partial wording is: Taylor & Sons, Founders, Loughborough 1858]
4. SO FOLLOW TRUE MY BROTHER STRING A (bell) R 1752 (arabesque border)
5. GOD PRESERVE THE CHURCH A (bell) R 1750 (border of crosses)
6. PROSPERITY TO ALL OUR BENEFACTORS A (bell) R 1750 (border of crosses)
6b. MEARS & STAINBANK, FOUNDERS, LONDON
Waist: REV. C.N. WRIGHT, M.A., VICAR / SIMEON STOTT } / GEORGE BATTERSBY } CHURCHWARDENS / A.D. 1905.
7. Crown: (arabesque border) . A : R : (bell)
GOD . SAVE . THE . KING (border) MR. IOHN : HANDY (border) IVNR. (border) 1692 (border)
8. RECAST BY ABEL RUDHALL 1753 (border of crosses)
9. GEO : FAYTING : RECTOR (border) ROBR. MILNER GENT (sprig) FRA : CHETLE : GENT : CH : 1692 :
10. GOD : SAVE : THE : KING : (arabesque border) 1692 : A : R . (bell) (bell) (border) ANT : HILL : ÆDITIMVS (border)
11. ABR^. RVDHALL (fleur-de-lis) OF . GLOVCESTER . (bell) . CASTE . VS : ANNO : DOM : 1692 (arabesque border) Waist: (Royal Arms)
12. ALL SAINTS MAY WE BE : HENRY WATKINS & WILLIAM WATKINS CHURCH WARDENS. THOMAS MEARS & SON OF LONDON FECIT 1805. (border)
Bell Founder and Date Diameter Hz Note Cwt. Qrs. Lbs.
1. Whitechapel, 1977 24⅛ 4 1 1
2. Whitechapel, 1977 25¾ 4 2 10
3. Thomas Rudhall, 1773 26⅞ 1574.5 G+7 4 3 2
4. Abel Rudhall, 1752 28¾ 1417 F+24 5 3 23
5. Abel Rudhall, 1752 29⅞ 1261 Eb+23 5 1 24
6. Abel Rudhall, 1752 30½ 1184 D+14 5 2 19
6b. Mears & Stainbank, 1905 32½ 1144? Db? 5 2 2
7. Abraham Rudhall I, 1692 31⅛ 1049.5 C+5 5 2 9
8. Abel Rudhall, 1753 34¼ 932.5 Bb 6 2 21
9. Abraham Rudhall I, 1692 37¼ 830.5 Ab 8 1 19
10. Abraham Rudhall I, 1692 39¼ 785 G+2 9 3 23
11. Abraham Rudhall I, 1692 45⅝ 698 F+1 13 2 6
12. Thomas Mears & Son, 1805 50¾ 622 Eb 20 1 1

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History of the Bells

Detailed history of the All Saints bells by Chris Pickford

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