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St. Giles, Bletchingdon, Oxon
Bicester branch of the ODG
St. Giles, Bletchingdon
St. Giles, Bletchingdon
Dedication: St. Giles, Bletchingdon

Service Ringing: Sun 10.30 (2,4)

Practice night: Wed 7.30pm alternate with Yarnton

Availability and Restrictions: readily available for peals, quarter peals and outings on request.

The Bells (6) 8-0-1

Access to ringing chamber: Ground floor

The following information mostly comes from the Bicester branch website, with the inscriptions on the 5 older bells corrected from F. Sharpe The Church bells of Oxfordshire.

In 1999 a new treble was added and the remainder retuned and rehung with a new frame and fittings by Whites of Appleton.

A ring of 6; tenor 8-0-1
Bell Weight
cwt-qr-lb
Date
cast
Founder Foundry
location
Inscription
treble 3-1-13 1998 Whitechapel London FABER EST SUAE QUISQUE FORTUNAE
WHITES OF APPLETON, BELLHANGERS
WHITECHAPEL 1998
2 3-1-25 1738 Edward
Hemins
Bicester THOMAS ANNISON, JOSEPH DENNET, CHURCH=WARDENS [N9]
EDWARD HEMINS FECIT. J738 [P5 five times]
3 3-2-22 1877 James Barwell Birmingham FOR GOD I RING FOR CHURCH AND KING. 1877.
4 4-1-9 1877 James Barwell Birmingham ALTHOUGH I AM BOTH LIGHT AND SMALL, I WILL BE HEARD ABOVE YOU ALL. 1877.
5 5-2-23 1774 Matthew
Bagley
Chacombe RALPH: BUTLER: THOMAS: BAYLEY: CHURCH WEARDINS :-: MATTHEW BAGLEY :-: MADE ME J774
tenor 8-0-1 1710 W & R Corr Aldbourne JOHN COGGIN ESQR.; LORD OF THIS MANNOUR
& THE HONOURABLE SR., RALPH DUTTON WAS
GOOD BENEFACTORS WHOPROMOTE CASTING US;
W & R CORR J7J0

Notes:

The translation of the inscription on the treble reads: Every man is the smith of his own fortune.
The bell was cast on 23rd October 1998, donated by the Smith family, Bletchington

Church facilities:toilet  kitchen

Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP506180 - Car Park

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