Reading – St Giles

Website

www.sgilesreading.org.uk/

Bells:

Ring of 8 bells (14-2-7 / 740kg) in the key of F#.

Location:

OS map ref. SU 716730 (map 175)
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Parking:

On Deans Road (at side of Church) or Church St (behind Church). Note that these are “one hour only” during the day Mon-Sat!

Access/Height:

Via short flight of spiral stairs.

Service ringing:

Sundays 9.45-10.30am.

Practice ringing:

Wednesday evenings – 7:30pm to 9pm.

Facilities:

None

Belfry fittings:

Canons have been removed from all of the bells.

Ringers:

A typical practice would consist of rounds and call changes, surprise major and everything between!

Bell details:

No. Weight  cwt qr lb Note Date Cast Founder
1 5-0-17 F# 1890 Mears & Stainbank
2 5-2-24 F 1890 Mears & Stainbank
3 6-2-14 D# 1793 Thomas Mears I
4 7-0-0 C# 1793 Thomas Mears I
5 8-1-17 B 1793 Thomas Mears I
6 9-1-10 A# 1793 Thomas Mears I
7 11-0-22 G# 1793 Thomas Mears I
8 14-2-7 F# 1793 Thomas Mears I

The bells and fittings were overhauled in 1975.

Contact

reading_st_giles@reading.odg.org.uk

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