DEEPING ST JAMES PRIORY CHURCH BELLS
We have a lively band of some ten ringers, some at the beginners stage and others who have rung for many years. Apart from the ringing aspect we also hold other social activities outside the tower. We hold an annual barbeque and dinner as well as trips out for other functions.
We are always pleased to see new faces, whether you can ring or not. Complete novices are trained in the safe handling of our bell ropes. Our practice night is on Friday at 7.30. Enquiries, please to Hilary Gentle.
The present tower and spire are not the first, this having to be pulled down and rebuilt in 1717, when the original 5 bells were rehung. The present frame of iron dates from 1900. The back 5 bells rehung on ball bearings in 1976
7cwts, 2qtrs, 24lbs. (379 kilos) J Taylor, 1923.
Hung on ball bearings
9cwts, 20qtrs, 4lbs. (485 kilos)
Alex Rigby made me 1704. Recast by J Taylor, 1900.
12cwts, 0qtrs, 3lbs. (611 kilos)
Non clamor sed amor cantat aure dei (Let love be sung not shouting in Gods hearing)
Recast by J Taylor, 1900.
13cwts, 1qtrs, 14lbs. (680kilos)
Sce Jacobe (St James). Has the original founderís mark and initials R.C., probably Richard Selyoake, Nottingham Circa 1500.
Recast by J Taylor 1823.
12cwts, 2qrts, 11lbs. (640 kilos)
Non sono annimabus mortuorum sed uribus viventium
1624 Tobie Norris cast me (I do not sound for the souls of the dead but for the ears of the living).
16cwts, 3qrts, 22lbs. (861 kilos)
Jesus Speede me. Non Sono annimabus mortuorum sed auribus viventium Tobie Norris fecit 1623
(Jesus encourage me. I do not sound for the souls of the dead but for the ears of the living).