Bell Ringing

ST ANDREW’S PARISH CHURCH, CALSTOCK BELL RINGING

The tower captain is Douglas Petipher (Tel: 01579 350108). Practice is every Wednesday evening at 7.30 p.m. Visiting bell ringers are very welcome.

The six bells in the tower were cast by Isaac Pennington of Lezant, near Launceston in 1773, possibly using metal from local mines. They were re-hung in 1892 and again in 1952 with new fittings in a new steel framework including a chiming frame by Gillett & Johnston of Croydon. The Ellacombe-type chiming apparatus installed to allow all six bells to be chimed by one person is at present not useable.

 

 
Weights
No.
Note
Inscription
Cwts
Qrs
Lbs
1
D#
I.P. AND CO. 1773
4
1
0
2
C#
I.P. AND CO. 1773
4
1
20
3
B
I.P. AND CO. 1773
4
2
26
4
A#
I.P. AND CO. 1773
5
1
26
5
G#
JOHN HUNN AND JOHN MOON C.W
I.P. AND CO. 1773
6
2
23
6
Tenor
I CALL THE QUICK TO CHURCH AND DEAD TO
F#
GRACE I.P. AND CO. 1773
9
1
8
34
3
19