|Established January 17 1881|
|St. Giles, Bletchingdon, Oxon
Bicester branch of the ODG
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
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
|treble||3-1-13||1998||Whitechapel||London||FABER EST SUAE QUISQUE FORTUNAE
WHITES OF APPLETON, BELLHANGERS
|Bicester||THOMAS ANNISON, JOSEPH DENNET, CHURCH=WARDENS
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.|
|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
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
Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP506180 - Car Park
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