Padworth – St John the Baptist


Ring of 6 bells (7-1-4 / 370kg) in the key of B flat.


OS map ref. SU 613662 (map 175)
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Parking is available at the Church or in the College.


Ground floor ring and it can be quite difficult to hear the bells in the Church.

Practice ringing

We practice on a Monday evening between 19:30 and 21:00 at one of the 3 towers within the Benefice, either Mortimer St John’s, Mortimer St Mary’s or Padworth St John’s.

Please contact either of the joint tower captains for more information: Nick Munson 07905 617665 or Elaine Perkins 07765 837721.

Belfry fittings

All of the bells have a Doncaster head.

Bell details

No. Weight  cwt qr lb Note Date Cast Founder
1 3-3-14 G 1890 Mears & Stainbank
2 3-3-18 F 1890 Mears & Stainbank
3 4-2-3 Eb 1890 Mears & Stainbank
4 4-2-23 D 1890 Mears & Stainbank
5 5-1-18 C 1890 Mears & Stainbank
6 7-1-4 Bb 1890 Mears & Stainbank


There is a separate clock bell cast by William Evans in 1763; it has canons and weighs 2½cwt, with a note of A.