Pangbourne – St James the Less


Ring of 6 bells (10 cwt / ~510kg) in the key of A flat.


OS map ref. SU 634764 (map 175)
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There is a public car park approx 100m north of the church. A path at the back of the car park runs through to the west side of the church.


Ground floor ring with a long draught.  Entrance is via a small door at the base of the tower.

Service ringing

Sunday morning: 09:30am to 10:00am

Practice ringing

Thursday evenings – 8:00pm to 9:15pm


Toilet, normally locked

Belfry fittings

There are canons on all of the bells.

Bell details

No. Weight  cwt qr lb Note Date Cast Founder Inscription
1 4-1-0 F 1720 Abraham Rudhall II, Gloucester WHEN WE RING I SWEETLY SING A R 1720
2 5-0-0 Eb 1720 Abraham Rudhall II, Gloucester GOD PRESERVE THE CHURCH AMEN A R 1720
3 5-3-0 Db 1720 Abraham Rudhall II, Gloucester PEACE & GOOD NEIGHBOURHOOD A R 1720
4 6-0-0 C 1720 Abraham Rudhall II, Gloucester ABR : RUDHALL OF GLOVCESTER BELLFOVNDER 1720
5 7-2-0 Bb 1720 Abraham Rudhall II, Gloucester PROSPERITY TO ALL OUR BENEFACTORS A R 1720
6 10-0-0 Ab 1720 Abraham Rudhall II, Gloucester THE REVND BEN LOVELING RECTR : WM LOADER &


The brick tower was built in 1718, using chalk-based stone for structural support and faced with brick.  The bells were installed in 1720.  With the exception of the tower, the church was completely re-built in 1866, with walls being faced with flint

The 6 bells were cast by Abraham Rudhall II of Gloucester in 1720.  They were rehung in 1876 by Whites of Appleton and again in  1921 by Mears & Stainbank.