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St. Dunstan, Monks Risborough, Bucks
Chiltern branch of the ODG
St. Dunstan, Monks Risborough
St. Dunstan, Monks RisboroughŠAlan Bentley 28 Mar 2004
Dedication: St. Dunstan, Monks Risborough

Service Ringing: Sun 9.20

Practice night: Thu 7.30pm

The Bells (6) 13-0-0#

Access to ringing chamber: 10 straight steps and a trap door

The notes and the tuning were copied from the Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers’ Annual Report, 2004 and the ODG website. The other information was copied from A.H.Cocks The Church Bells of Buckinghamshire, page 556.

A ring of 6 bells; tenor 13-0-0#, diameter 43½”, tuned to F#
Bell Diameter
Founder Foundry
treble 30¾ D# 1885 Warner & Sons London WARNER ET FILII EJUS ME FECERUNT
A. D. 1885
2 31¾ C# 1637 Ellis Knight I Reading HOPE IN GOD X637
3 33¼ B 1637 Ellis Knight I Reading FEARE GOD X636
4 36 A# 1637 Ellis Knight I Reading HONOR GOD X637
5 39 G# 1636 Ellis Knight I Reading HONAR IN GOD X637
Tenor 43½ F# 1637 Ellis Knight I Reading PRAYES YE THE LORD X636


  1. The ‘N’ in ‘HONOR’ is reversed on bell 4
  2. The Bells were rehung by Warners when they added the treble to the ring of five in 1885. Also the tenor was retuned.
Church Architecture

The Millennium Window
St Dunstan, Patron of the Parish of
Monks Risborough in the Diocese of
Oxford, died on 19th May 988
millennium window
ŠKMC 23 Apr 2005
The roundels illustrate different
aspects of his life

as Churchman:
Abbot of Glastonbury, Bishop of Worcester
and then of London and then finally
Archbishop of Canterbury
as Scribe:
“Hearken, my son, to the teaching of the
Master” - the opening words of the Rule of St
at the Crowning of King Edgar in AD 973
the ceremony was largely devised by
St Dunstan and is still used in the Coronation
of British Monarchs
The window was designed by Mr M C Farrar-Bell of
Clayton & Bell at Haddenham and is the gift of Parishioners
to commemorate the Millennium in 1988 of St Dunstan and
recalls departed relatives and friends.

Text taken from a ‘bat’ in the church April 2005

Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP812044 park on road

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