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Established January 17 1881
St. Giles, Chalfont St Giles, Bucks
East Berks & South Bucks branch of the ODG
St. Giles, Chalfont St Giles
St. Giles, Chalfont St Giles ©BM 24 Nov 2003
Dedication: St. Giles, Chalfont St Giles

Service Ringing: Sun 9.30 - 10.00am and 5.45 - 6.30pm

Practice night: Tue 7.45 - 9.00pm

Availability and Restrictions: Available for visiting ringers, quarter peals and peals subject to other ringing commitments such as weddings etc. There is only one peal a month which has to be on weekday evening or a Saturday as there are offices backing on to the churchyard, i.e. within yards of the church.

The Bells (8) 7-3-15

Access to ringing chamber: Ground floor

The following information comes from the EBSB website. The inscriptions come from A.H.Cocks The Church Bells of Buckinghamshire, page 337.

The seventh was recast and the ring tuned in 1996 by The Whitechapel Bell Foundry.

A ring of 8, tenor 7-3-15, tuned to G#. Tuned to F#
Bell Weight
Diameter Strike
Founder Foundry
treble 3-0-15   G 1983 Whitechapel London  
2 3-2-14   F# 1983 Whitechapel London  
3 3-2-25 27 E 1764 Lester & Pack Whitechapel RAISD BY VALENTERY SUBSCRIPTION • LESTER & PACK OF LONDON FECIT •
4 3-3-15 27½ D 1742 Robert Catlin London THO I Am BuT SmALL I WILL BE HEARD AmonGST YOu ALL R • C FECIT J742 [border]
5 4-3-0 30 C 1764 Lester & Pack Whitechapel (incised:) INo. PARKER & WM SANDERS CH=WARDENS 1764
6 3-3-23 30 B 1820 Thomas Mears II Whitechapel [Border G11] T. MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1820 [G11]
7 6-1-15   A 1996 Whitechapel London  
tenor 7-3-15 38¼ G 1820 Thomas Mears II Whitechapel [Border G11] T. MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1820 [G11]


Points of interest in church:

The church is mediæval and has some 15th century wallpaintings. Details of other particular points of interest are in the various guides in the church.

The Clock:

The clock was supplied in 1710 by John Austen of Watford. There are no clock hammers to pull off before ringing.

Church facilities: It has no Toilet but there is a public one available until 6 pm and we can sometimes use the Reading Room facility when available.

Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SU991935

Eating Places:

  • The Fox and Hounds in Silver Hill is the Ringers’ local. They also do food on most days except Mondays.
  • Merlin’s Cave is on the Green.
  • The Feathers is almost opposite the church.
  • The Deli also serves refreshments.
  • Stratton Bakery, which serves sandwiches, is just up the High Street.
Local points of interest for non ringers: Chiltern Open Air Museum, recreating vernacular architecture, is 2 m East at Newland Park

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