Every Thursday from 7:30 pm to 9:15pm. Visitors are most welcome.
Our aim is to achieve accurate striking and so keep our repertoire relatively simple. Please get in touch for more information.
St. Giles has a ring of six bells and in 1911, four of these were quarter-turned, a fifth re-cast and a treble added. The two oldest bells date from the 16th Century and three from the 17th.
In June 2013 the bells were re-hung with roller bearings replacing the old plain bearings and had new pulleys and independent clapper staple units fitted.
The bells are tuned in the key of F
|Treble||by Alfred Bowell of Ipswich||5cwt 0qtrs 24lbs||265||D#|| Alfred Bowell Ipswich Founder 1911
|2nd|| by James Keene
|5cwt 3qtrs 14lbs||299||C#||GOD SAVE OUR KING 1638|
|3rd||by John Dier 1593||7cwt 0qtrs 14lbs||362||B||
It is interesting to note the surname DIER is upside down to the rest of the inscription
|4th|| by James Keene
|8cwt 2qtrs 14lbs||439||A#||GOD SAVE OUR KING 1634|
|5th||Thought to be originally by John Saunders of Reading (1539 - 1559) was re-cast by Alfred Bowell in 1911.||9cwt 2qtrs 23lbs||493||G#|| ANCTA MARIA ORA PRO NOBIS
The initial letter 'S' of SANCTA being missing from the original casting was deliberately omitted on the re-casting.
|Tenor||by Richard Chandeler of Drayton Parsloe||11cwt 3qtrs 0lbs||597||F#||RICHARD CHANDELER 1638|
|Treble & Tenor to left||Four with Three in background||L to R Tenor, Treble and Two|| Tenor in background with
Four and Five in foreground