For those who like hearing our bells, here is a recording made some years ago at the beginning of a peal on our bells. It is introduced by a robin or maybe a blackbird!
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St Peter’s with All Saints, CHERTSEY, Surrey PEALS Compiled by Malcolm S Loveday, Tower Captain, February 2005 Analysis of Peals Notable Peals Notable peals are a) number 10, Grandsire Triples, rung in 1920, being the first peal rung by a local band, and b) number 24, rung in 1988, Chertsey Surprise Major which is a […]
This web page is provided for those who wish to know the full details of how our church clock and carillon work and are maintained in daily use. It is presented in three sections Introduction to Church Equipment Handbook St. Peter’s Church Clock Handbook St. Peter’s Church “Carillon” (Drum Chime) Handbook Church Equipment Handbook – Introduction As […]
The tower was built as part of the original church in the early 1300’s. The nave of the church was rebuilt in the period 1806-1810, however, apart from some strengthening work, the tower and chancel are more or less original. Popular tradition ascribes the founding of the parish church to John de Rutherwyk, abbot of Chertsey 1306-1347, […]
There are eight bells, the tenor weighing approximately one ton. The treble, second and tenor are inscribed by G. Mears and dated 1859, but the tenor, cast in 1670 by Bryan(?) Eldridge of Chertsey (maybe in itself a recasting of an earlier Chertsey Abbey bell), was recast by Mears at the expense of Angela Burdett-Coutts, of the […]