St. John Baptist, Claines

A ring of ten, Tenor 13-3-26 in F sharp

St John ClainesClaines parish is situated on the northern outskirts of the city. It is home to around 5000 people and is an ancient parish, with a church that has served its people for over 1000 years.The Church sits at the centre of the parish, with the very well-known and popular “Mug House” public house in the church grounds.

The Friends of Claines Church website is a valuable resource for more information.

Ringing Times

10:15 – 10:55 for Sunday Service.

Please check with the tower before visiting.

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The Bells

Bell Inscription
1. 243 / (Bell and pomegranate border all round)
Waist: IN MEMORY OF / ELIZA MARIA THOMAS / WHO DIED APRIL 8TH. 1939. / THIS BELL WAS GIVEN BY HER SON
Opposite: (Taylor’s rectangular mark) / 1940
2. 267 / (Bell and pomegranate border all round)
Waist: IN MEMORY OF / ELIZA MARIA THOMAS / WHO DIED APRIL 8TH. 1939. / THIS BELL WAS GIVEN BY HER SON
Opposite: (Taylor’s rectangular mark) / 1940
3. 218 / (Floral border all round)
Waist: E.P.T. / A.D. 1927
Opposite: (Taylor’s circular mark)
4. 298 / (Floral border all round)
Waist: E.P.T. / A.D. 1927
Opposite: (Taylor’s circular mark)
5. 150 / (Floral border all round)
Waist: THIS BELL WAS GIVEN BY / E.P. THOMAS / IN MEMORY OF HIS FATHER / A.D. 1927
Opposite: (Taylor’s circular mark)
6. 195 / FRANCIS : WYTHES (coin) WILLIAM : REYNOLDS (coin) H : N (coin) CHVRCH : WARDENS (coin) 1686 : / R : D : W : H (border all round)
Waist: (Taylor’s circular mark) / RECAST 1927.
7. RECAST BY JOHN WARNER & SONS 1886.
8. GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO 1622 (ornament)
9. + IHESVS BE OVRE SPEDE 1623
10. + GOD BLESS OVRE NOBELL KING 1623 / (R. Oldfield’s mark)
Bell Founder and Date Diameter Hz Cwt. Qrs. Lbs.
1. John Taylor & Co, 1940 23 1/16 1911 3 2 3
2. John Taylor & Co, 1940 24 1701 3 2 24
3. John Taylor & Co, 1927 25¼ 1516.5 3 3 6
4. John Taylor & Co, 1927 25⅜ 1431 3 3 10
5. John Taylor & Co, 1927 27⅛ 1276 4 1 10
6. John Taylor & Co, 1927 29 1/16 1138 5 0 22
7. John Warner & Sons, 1886 31⅛ 1012 5 0 25
8. Richard Oldfield, 1622 34⅞ 955 7 1 10
9. Richard Oldfield, 1623 38½ 851 9 3 4
10. Richard Oldfield, 1623 43 757.8 13 3 26

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History of the Bells

Detailed history of the St John Baptist, Claines bells by Chris Pickford

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