All about the Bells - Marcham All Saints Church

The Church

All Saints Church is on the west side of Marcham. It is clearly signposted off the A415, and from North Street in the village. It is situated next to Denman College. Marcham is to the west of Abingdon. It is about a mile and a half from the main A34 (Marcham Junction) on the A415. It is about 10 miles to the south of Oxford. See the google map at the bottom of this page

The Church address is

All Saints Parish Church
Church Street
Marcham
OX13 6NW

Here is the church community website of All Saints and St Lukes, Marcham with Garford

Bell Ringers

We currently have six regulars and are always happy to welcome new ringers to swell the ranks - beginners or experienced ringers welcome. NOTE: Practice night is changing back to Mondays (was Fridays for a couple of years) in September 2012. We are also starting earlier (at 7pm) and finishing earlier (around 8:15pm or 8:30pm).

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For the latest updates on practice nights etc check out our twitter feed (visible above if you have Javascript enabled) or you can open the page over on twitter by clicking here but ...

Please phone 0779-504-6410 to check we have not had to cancel at the last minute before joining us for a practice so you don't risk a wasted journey though.

You can also email us from the towers page at the Old North Berks Branch web page

The Bells

Marcham has a peal of 6 bells hung a little unusually in an anti-clockwise sequence. The bells were originally mounted in a wooden frame that dated from mediaeval times. In 1988 they were re-hung in a metal frame and refurbished.

Table of bell weights etc.

bell

weight
cwt-qr-lb

strike
note

date
cast

Treble

2-3-24

F#

1855

2

3-3-2

E

1816

3

4-0-21

D

1816

4

5-0-13

C#

1816

5

6-1-19

B

1816

Tenor

8-1-4

A

1816

A note received from Whites on the 1988 refurbishment states: Five of the bells have had their cast-in wrought iron clapper staples and their canons removed and the 3rd bell has been recast. They have been re-hung complete with new ringing fittings in a new cast-iron and steel bell frame. The bells have been harmonically tuned in the key of G (Old standard pitch).

Here is a one page PDF file to download with more complete details about the bells

Here is a map


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