Bells of All Saints' Chilton

Bells of All Saints' Chilton, Oxon
(formerly Berks until 1974)

The 6 bells were not rung between 1959, when the tower was declared unsafe and December 2000 when they were rehung. Click here for the history of the bells before 2000 including peals rung.
Click here for info about the bells since 2000. and peals and quarter peals since then

In 1998 a Millenium project was organized to raise money to repair the tower and rehang the bells.

All Saints' tower
All Saints’ tower from the south west in May 2001.

Regular Ringing Times

The Tower Captain is Carina Lobley tel: (07812) 575852 email:

Ringing for service is on Sunday 8.45 to 9.20am.

Practice night is Monday by prior arrangement, excluding Bank Holidays, joint with Harwell from 7.30 to 9pm
Beginners and ringers of any standard are welcome, contact Carina or just come to a practice.

Availability for visitors

At the Rector’s discretion two extra ringing event per month are allowed in addition to service ringing and regular practices. Please check our internet church calendars for your proposed date before sending us your request.
We normally need 6 weeks notice so that the event can be publicised in village newsletters.

Since September 2010 we have sound control installed;
the extra events may include up to six full peal attempts per year.
Contact the Tower Correspondent, Kate Crennell, for further information.

Special events will be publicized in the “Ridgeway Broadsheet” and the “Chilton Chronicle”.
Click here for special events diary, or here for travelling directions and instructions for visitors.

The nearest pub is the 'Rose and Crown' about a 5 minutes walk from the Church; from the Lych Gate turn right and go down Church Hill, turn right at the village green and along Main Street. They also offer meals and bar snacks at midday and in the evenings.
The 'Chilton Garden Centre' is a similar distance away on the western side of the slip road from the south of the A34. They have a small cafe serving tea, coffee and light meals, including 'Full English breakfast' at any time of day and home made cakes at tea time. They are normally open from about 10am to 5pm.

If you have further information about bells and bell ringing in Chilton please let us know

I am compiling a history, of past restorations and achievements of Chilton ringers, so please let me have any details you may know.

Page last updated 2 Sept 2015

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