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Established January 17 1881
St. Mary, Amersham, Bucks
East Berks & South Bucks branch of the ODG
St. Mary, Amersham
St. Mary, Amersham ©PB 14 Apr 2004
Dedication: St. Mary, Amersham

Service Ringing: Sun 9.40, 5.25

Practice night: Wed 8.00pm - 9.15pm

Availability and Restrictions Readily available for Visiting ringers, quarter peals and peals provided not too many are arranged on the same day. The Bells (12) 19-0-6 tuned to E

1G
  • Audibility: 4 - (On a scale of 1 to 5, 1=faint 5=very loud)

Access to ringing chamber: Forty steps

The information below comes from Rings of Twelve web site

Brief History

The old 19cwt ring of six was recast in 1983 and augmented to an eight with a tenor of 17cwt. The Bells were hung in a new metal frame for eight, though within a few months the tenor was replaced with the existing heavier bell. Ten years later the frame was extended and four new trebles added to create a ring of twelve all hanging on one tier. At this time tuning work was carried out on the front five bells of the eight. In 1996 a sharp second was added by Taylors and hung on the same level as the other bells, replacing a dumb-bell which was removed owing to space constraints.

Frame: lowside iron.
Gear: iron headstocks, ball-bearings; all by Taylor’s of Loughborough.

A ring of 12; tenor 19-0-6, tuned to E.
Bell Weight
cwt-qr-lb
Diameter Strike
Note
Date
cast
Founder Foundry
location
treble 3-1-18 22½ B 1993 J. Taylor & Co. Loughborough
2-sharp 3-1-26 23 A# 1996 J. Taylor & Co. Loughborough
2 3-1-16 23½ A 1993 J. Taylor & Co. Loughborough
3 3-2-6 24 G# 1993 J. Taylor & Co. Loughborough
4 3-3-18 24½ F# 1993 J. Taylor & Co. Loughborough
5 4-1-4 27 E 1983 J. Taylor & Co. Loughborough
6 4-2-23 28 D# 1983 J. Taylor & Co. Loughborough
7 5-0-18 29½ C# 1983 J. Taylor & Co. Loughborough
8 6-0-14 32 B 1983 J. Taylor & Co. Loughborough
9 7-3-1 35 A 1983 J. Taylor & Co. Loughborough
10 9-1-20 37 G# 1983 J. Taylor & Co. Loughborough
11 13-0-9 41½ F# 1983 J. Taylor & Co. Loughborough
tenor 19-0-6 46½ E 1983 J. Taylor & Co. Loughborough

Notes:

Church facilities: Single toilet in vestry. Separate key needed.

Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SU957973

Eating Places: Various all within 200 yards.