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The Bells

The oldest of the six bells in the tower, dedicated to St Augustine of Canterbury, has a Latin inscription meaning “The voice of Augustine shall sound in the ear of God.”   The bell founders’ mark stamped on this bell shows that it came from the foundry of Henry Jordan, who was in business from 1442 to 1468, during the reigns of Henry VI and Edward IV. 

The other five bells are dated 1590, 1599, 1606, 1729, and 1742, and the oak frame in which they hang dates from 1763.

The bells are still regularly rung to call parishioners to worship, and on occasions of national or local celebrations. At the door of the stairs leading to the ringing chamber there is an ancient iron plated door.

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