St. John the Baptist, Weston-super-Mare

The Parish Church of Weston-super-Mare – Church of England

Bells

Place Weston super Mare
St John the Baptist

Lower Church Road

Grid Ref ST3171619
Lat, Long 51.35242, -2.98105 (Locate using Google Map or OS Map)
Postcode BS23 2AE
County Somerset
Country England
Diocese Bath+Wells
Listed Gr II See Heritage website
TowerBase 5411  See Felstead Peals
Bells 8
Overhauled 2007 by Whites of Appleton
Tuned 2007 by Whitechapel Bell Foundry London
Tenor 11cwt – 0qr – 8lb (1240lb or 562kg) in G (789.0Hz)
Practice Wednesday 7.30 to 9.00pm   Sunday Service 10.10 until 10.30pm
Also Toilet
URL http://bath-wells.org/towerselect.php?DoveID=WESTON+SMJ
Affiliation Bath and Wells Diocesan Association

 

Weston super Mare, Somerset
St John the Baptist
Bells Hide Details
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Inscription
1 3-2-7 1588.0 G 25.63″ 1914 Mears & Stainbank R Mears & Stainbank London 1914

TE DEUM LAUDAMUS

2 3-3-27 1485.5 F# 26.75″ 1914 Mears & Stainbank R Mears & Stainbank London 1914

TE DOMINUM CONFITEMUR

3 4-0-18 1327.5 E 27.50″ 1842† Jefferies & Price R J & P

B

1842

4 4-2-22 1185.5 D 29.00″ c1360† ? Bristol foundry R Maria
5 4-2-20 1053.5 C 30.50″ 1842† Jefferies & Price R J & P

B

1842

6 6-1-11 989.0 B 32.13″ Recast 1936 John Taylor & Co F In loving memory of Samuel Steward and

Beatrice Champion from their daughters Evelyn and Constance

7 7-3-4 884.0 A 36.25″ 1834 William Jefferies R Recast by Jefferies 1834

May the church of England Flourish and its enemies Decrease

8 11-0-8 789.0 G 40.50″ 1842† Jefferies & Price R Jefferies & Price Bristol 1842
Sanctus 1cwt     18.00″

     

 

 

There are 8 bells at St Johns church the heaviest weighing 11cwt and the lightest weighing  3 cwt- see above for dimensions. In 2007 the bells were refurbished by Whites of Appleton and retuned by Whitechapel Bell foundry. We have a team of 8 ringers who attend to ring for Sunday service.

Bell ringing is a very enjoyable past time and suits people of all backgrounds from age 10 upwards.

If you would like to learn to ring please contact Lissy Manners on 01934 623462

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