image of Christ Church, Claremont


The six bells were cast in the key of B flat by Gillett & Johnston of Croydon England in 1920 for the church of St Paul's Canonbury (Islington) North London. The bells were hung 'dead' because the tower was not suitable for 'full-circle' ringing. Two lightweight trebles were cast in 1924 to complete the octave.

After the church was declared redundant, the bells were removed from the tower and purchased by Laith Reynolds who offered them to Christ Church in 1984 as a memorial to his brother Frank. The bells were hung by Ray Skinner and Bob Smith, dedicated by Bishop Michael Challen and rung for the first time on Sunday 18 December 1988.

The Bells

Weight (kgs)
including headstock
Treble 2-0-20 135
Second 2-3-22 173
Third 3-0-6 187
Fourth 3-2-18 220
Fifth 4-2-18 277
Tenor 6-1-21 390

New Year's Eve - Claremont

New Years Eve Barbeque

Ringing in the New Year

Toasting the New Year

As usual, we had a barbeque on New Year's Eve, before going to Christ Church around 11:45pm to ring in 2020.

Mary Townsend

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