St. Christopher's Church, Willingale, 2016

St.Christopher's Church, Willingale.
Stuart Bowditch


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  • Sarah-Joy Maddeaux is correct the ex-Prittlewell bell is the second in St. Christopher’s. Many years in the future I wonder what a visitor might think when they read the inscription on the second – “A ROYAL PEAL ARE WE – WE RING O’VER LAND AND SEA – FROM PRITTLEWELL BELFRY”.

    By Peter Tottman (11/12/2020)
  • Thank you for the information! If you ever want to add another recording of the bells, please do!

    By Sarah-Joy Maddeaux (14/11/2017)
  • To learn see more abut the restoration that used the Prittlewell bell visit the Willingale village web site – and see video here (scroll down to the link) A good recording but not the best quality of ringing!

    By Peter Tottman (14/11/2017)
  • Reading about the bells on St Christopher’s website (, it seems that, though the bell was ringing as the treble at St Mary’s, once in St Christopher’s it actually acts as their second. So at the start of the recording, when the six bells are ringing in order from highest to lowest, it is the second bell you can hear.

    At the end, they are ringing down the bells – leaving them in a safe position until the next time they want to ring them.

    By Sarah-Joy Maddeaux (03/08/2016)

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