Stratfield Mortimer – St Mary

Bells

Ring of 8 bells (11-2-23 / 595kg) in the key of F#.

Dedication

St Mary Virgin.

Location

OS map ref. SU 667641 (map 175)
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Parking

Plentiful parking is available next to the Church.

Access/Height

Access is via quite a long spiral stone staircase with a rope “handrail”.

Practice ringing

Monday evenings – 8:00pm to 9:00pm.
Please check if there is a practice by contacting either
Penny on email j.pennywallace@gmail.com or phone 0118 933 2005
or Peter on email petermacnaughtan@hotmail.com or phone 0118 933 2200
Practice at Stratfield Mortimer, St John is currently suspended whilst work is being undertaken on the bells.

Facilities

There are no clocks or clock hammers. Ropes are kept in rope warmers.

Belfry fittings

All the bells have quite a long draft and a “Doncaster” pattern head.

Bell details

No. Weight  cwt qr lb Note Date Cast Founder
1 4-0-20 F# 1896 Mears & Stainbank
2 4-3-6 F 1896 Mears & Stainbank
3 5-0-9 D# 1896 Mears & Stainbank
4 5-2-3 C# 1896 Mears & Stainbank
5 6-2-8 B 1896 Mears & Stainbank
6 7-1-2 A# 1896 Mears & Stainbank
7 8-1-27 G# 1896 Mears & Stainbank
8 11-2-23 F# 1896 Mears & Stainbank

Contact

mortimer_st_mary@reading.odg.org.uk