The Parish Church of St Peter, Bishop's Waltham in the Anglican Diocese of Portsmouth (England, UK)
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Bell Ringing at St Peter's

We ring each Sunday between 8:45 and 9:15am


Practice night is Monday at 7:30pm (except bank holidays). Visitors are always welcome. Enter through west tower door when the bells are not being rung.

Sunday ringing enter through the church or west tower door.

Norman Chatfield -
Paula Houlden

Bell Information

Bells Cwts Qrs Lbs Note Foundry           Date

Treble 5   1    0   F     John Taylor & Co 1937
2nd    5   2    10  E     John Taylor & Co 1937
3rd     6   0    0   D     T. Blackbourn     1901
4th     5   3    21 C     Whitechapel       2009
5th     6   0    8   Bflat William Purdue    1651
6th     7   3    1   A     T.Blackbourne    1901
7th     9   3    9   G     John Wallis        1599
Tenor 10  3    20  F     John Wallis        1597

As part of the conservation work of 2009 the original fourth bell was hung for stationary chiming. Its details are :
4th     6   2    13  C    Clement Tosier    1712

Useful links

Some recommended websites: - Good reference for methods and free software - Some nice method diagrams - Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers - Portsmouth District Ringers - Weekly magazine - The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers - Good Change Ringing website - New website - Excellent interactive methods learning website

The Craft of Bellringing - Documentary
Raising and lowering video
Parts of a bell identified video
Slow motion bell ringing video
A nice Devon Call-Change ringing video
and impressive recording

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Last updated - 2008