COMMENTS FROM THE RINGING CHAMBER
We try very hard to ring all six bells for you on Sunday
but we increasingly rely on help from Zeals and other
parishes. Therefore a plea - if any of you know anyone
who can ring or would like to learn please contact John
Burrows or Angela Ward. We are a friendly band and I am
sure you must sometimes hear a laugh or two as indeed we
hear your greetings as well.
We also have fun. On the 23rd
September it was our turn to host the quarterly meeting
of the S.D.G.R. (Salisbury Diocesan Guild of Ringers –
founded 1882) and tea party followed by the striking
competition. Canon Bede took the service after a lot of
ringing by visiting ringers earlier in the afternoon. It
was well attended by the ringers who enjoy singing as
We will do our best for you on
Remembrance Sunday with the bells half muffled and of
course on Christmas Day with the proviso I can muster
THE BELLS of St. NICHOLAS, SILTON
THE TENOR BELL weighs 9cwt
and 10lbs. It was founded by Thomas Knight
of Closworth in 1702 and has the note
Fs. Inscription – T K B F 1702.
THE 5TH BELL weighs
7cwt 1qtr and 18lbs. It was founded by John Lott
of Warminster in 1633 and has the note
Gs. Inscription – J - L with royal arms
THE 4TH BELL weighs
6cwt and 10lbs. The founder is unknown and the
date is approximately
1400. It has
the note As. Inscription – DOMINUS – W – BIDYCK – RECTOR.
THE 3RD BELL weighs
5cwt and 27lbs. The founder was John Lott of
1627 and has the note Bn. Inscription – J
L 1627. The gift of Judge Wyndham.
THE 2ND BELL
weighs 5cwt 3qtrs and 21lbs. The founders were
Charles and George Mears
of Whitechapel in 1844. It has the note Cs. Inscription – G
C T G 1844.
THE NEW TREBLE BELL – TO COMMEMORATE THE MILLENNIUM
THE BELL WAS BORN AT WHITECHAPEL
AT 12.25 p.m. ON THE 10TH JULY 1998.
She weighed 5cwt and 20lbs with a diameter of 2’5” and
the note of Ds.
are peculiar as it is a bell with two dates. On
one side is the Whitechapel Foundry insignia and 1988. On
the opposite side is – MM AD - DEO FAVENTE – SILTON. On
the top rim is the Millennium Commission logo.
The present bell frame was installed by Thomas Blackbourne
of Salisbury in 1900.
The bells were re-hung by Robert Parker of Taunton
The new treble bell was hung on the 17th August 1998
by Robert Parker.
Our thanks to the
Millennium Commission for their grant and to visitors
for your contributions.
Church - St
Nicholas, Silton. Diocese
- Salisbury. Branch - Mere.
A ground floor ring of 6 bells. Tenor 9-0-10 in G.
Sunday morning ringing - 9.45 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.
Wednesday evening practice - 7.30 p.m. till 9.00 p.m.
Visiting ringers are always
welcome. Please sign the visitors’ book
in the Tower.
We are a very friendly band and would be pleased to
welcome new-comers and learners.
Tower Captain - Peter Martin.