St. John in Bedwardine

A ring of eight, recently rehung

st john in bedwardineThe St. John in Bewardine bells have been recently rehung. A new and thriving band ensures that they are rung on a regular basis. There are 8 bells with the tenor 15.1.16 in F. Bedwardine is over the river, and St John’s is a pleasant 15 minute walk from the Cathedral, just past the county cricket ground.

Ringing Times

09:45 – 10:30 every Sunday.
Practice on Thursdays 19:30 – 21:00.

Please check with the tower before visiting.

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The Bells

Bell Inscription
1. 173 / TAYLOR OF LOUGBOROUGH CAST ME IN 1929 (floral border)
Waist: GIVEN BY / E.P. THOMAS OF CLAINES. / C.T. POWELL * VICAR / J.W. NOAKE } / J. DORRELL } CHURCHWARDENS.
2. 186 / TAYLOR OF LOUGBOROUGH CAST ME IN 1929 (floral border)
Waist: COST COLLECTED BY W. PAGE / C.T. POWELL * VICAR / J.W. NOAKE } / J. DORRELL } CHURCHWARDENS.
3. T. MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1816. J. LUCY T. WOODYATT CHURCH WARDENS.
4. T. MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1815. (loop border)
5. T. MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1816. (loop border)
6. T. MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1816 (lattice border) J. LUCY T. WOODYATT CHURCH WARDENS.
7. T. MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1816 (border) J. LUCY T. WOODYATT CHURCH WARDENS.
8. REVD. J. MEAKIN. VICAR J. LUCY. T. WOODYATT. CHURCH WARDENS. (guilloche border)
Waist: THOMAS MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1816
Opposite: MESSRS.. { J. WILLIAMS. J. ELCOX. } / J. HOOPER. J. GARNETT } / J. YOUNG. } COMMITTEE.
Bell Founder and Date Diameter Hz Note Cwt. Qrs. Lbs.
1. John Taylor & Co, 1929 27½ 1397 F 4 3 4
2. John Taylor & Co, 1929 28⅜ 1315 E 5 1 16
3. Thomas Mears, 1816 32 1172 D 6 1 16
4. Thomas Mears, 1815 33¾ 1045 C 6 3 16
5. Thomas Mears, 1816 36⅛ 931 Bb 7 3 19
6. Thomas Mears, 1816 38¼ 878 A 9 0 20
7. Thomas Mears, 1816 40⅝ 782 G 10 3 23
8. Thomas Mears, 1816 45⅝ 696.5 F 15 1 16

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History of the Bells

Detailed history of the St John in Bedwardine bells by Chris Pickford

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