CLIFFORD CHAMBERS St Helen 6; 7-3-2 in A (GF)
|Sunday||10.30 (2, 3 & 4); 18.00 (5) (Check)|
History Of The Bells
This church was transferred into the Coventry Diocese on 1st May 2001. It was formerly in the Diocese of Gloucester.
In 1771 Matthew Bagley, the last of the line of Bagley bellfounders, cast a ring of 5 for this church. The tenor, 7-3-6, cracked before the bells were installed and it was subsequently recast by Bagley, the tenor then becoming 8-0-14.
The composite frame and fittings for the back five are by Barwell of Birmingham - 1904, with ball bearings fitted by Taylors in 1946. The treble hangs above the others in a separate lowsided frame provided in 1946. At the same time the bells were tuned. The Barwell composite frame is type 7.C.d and layout 5.1. The upper frame is Taylor cast iron lowside. type 8.3.A.h. The two 20th century bells were cast without canons; the others retain their canons. The treble and third have not been turned. The Bagley bells, all of which are "listed", have been quarter-turned.
The village itself was transferred to Warwickshire from Gloucestershire in 1931. There is ample parking by the churchyard wall.
Details of the Bells
1 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1946 3-2-22 25.06" 1146.0Hz (F#-40c)
2 Matthew Bagley III, Chipping Norton 1771 4-0-27 27.25" 1305.0Hz (E-18c)
3 James Barwell & Co, Birmingham 1904 4-1-09 28.50" 1165.0Hz (D-14c)
4 Matthew Bagley III, Chipping Norton 1771 5-0-25 30.00" 1099.0Hz (C#-15c)
5 Matthew Bagley III, Chipping Norton 1771 5-3-26 31.75" 980.0Hz (B-14c)
6 Matthew Bagley III, Chipping Norton 1773 7-3-02 35.375" 872.0Hz (A-16c)