Newport, Minster Church of St. Thomas's

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Tower Contacts
The District
Ringing Times
12 bells, 16-1-23 Mondays 7.30,
Sunday 10.00
Upstairs,
stone staircase inside church
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The Death-watch Beetle won and the 8 bells went to Taylors, for retuning, recasting the tenor and treble, and augmenting to a 16½cwt twelve. They were rehung by Island ringers in a metal frame lower in the tower. Other bells are by Mears (6,7,9 in 1808) by William Eldridge (8,11 in 1675) and John Warner (10 in 1920). First rung, 28 April 1989; best not rushed unless your band is very experienced on twelve, or else you won't hear the trebles. Work to clappers in 2001 make them easier to strike well and sound control means that you can ring at (almost) any time.

St Thomas's Newport was completely rebuilt in 1854-55, although much of the interior has been retained. The old church contained a ring of six bells cast by William Eldridge of Chertsey in 1674-75, which were augmented to eight by the addition of two trebles and recasting the 3rd and 5th of the new eight; the work was done by Thomas Mears and Son of Whitechapel in 1808. In 1857 John Warner and Son of Cripplegate recast the treble and hung the bells in the new church, and they also retuned the bells and removed the canons in 1917, and later recast the 6th in 1920. In 1988 the treble was replaced and the tenor recast, and four additional bells were added to increase the ring to twelve.


Treble JOHN TAYLOR & CO FOUNDERS LOUGHBOROUGH 1988
FREDA ANN BRIDGEN
BEATRICE ELIZABETH LIDDELL
4-2-26 C
2 JOHN TAYLOR & CO FOUNDERS LOUGHBOROUGH 1988
IN MEMORY OF ALBERT AND ALICE HARVEY
CITIZENS OF NEWPORT 
WILLIAM T. WHITE
1931 - 1987 
ANNE MAY GUY STANLEY J. STEPHENS
1925 - 1985
4-3-12 Bb
3 JOHN TAYLOR & CO FOUNDERS LOUGHBOROUGH 1988
IN MEMORY OF A BELOVED SON
STEPHEN GEOFFREY COTTON
GIVEN BY
PETER & SARAH COTTON
4-2-0 A
4 JOHN TAYLOR & CO FOUNDERS LOUGHBOROUGH 1988
LESTER BAILEY
1912 - 1985
DR. J. BRUCE WILLIAMSON
1892 - 1979 
FRANK S. TAYLOR
1906 - 1984
WILLIAM UPTON
1888 - 1967 
5-0-22 G
5 JOHN TAYLOR & CO FOUNDERS LOUGHBOROUGH CAST 1987 SAINT PAUL 5-2-2 F
6 WM BARTON, JEREMIAH SELF, CHURCHWARDENS RICHARD BASSET ESQ. MAYOR
THE PUBLIC RAISED US WITH A LIBERAL HAND.
WE COME WITH HARMONY TO CHEER THE LAND.
MAY EACH SUBSCRIBER IN THESE NUMBER LIVE
AND UNIONS EVER FEEL THOSE JOYS THEY GIVE
T.MEARS & SON OF LONDON FECIT. 1808
5-0-17 E
7 RD. BASSETT Esqr MAYOR. WM BARTON JEREMIAH SELF Church Wardens 1808
T.MEARS & SON OF LONDON FECIT
5-1-22 D
8 GVILIEMVS ELDRIDGE MW FECIT 1674 5-2-16 C
9  WM BARTON JEREMIAH SELF CHURCHWARDENS RICHARD BASSET ESQ MAYOR
MAY ENGLANDS COASTS THE PRIDE OF COMMERCE SEE
AND BRITONS PRIDE BE ALWAYS TO BE FREE
MAY PEACE RETURN TO BLESS BRITANNIAS SHORE
AND FACTION FALL TO RAISE HER HEAD NO MORE
T.MEARS & SON OF LONDON FECIT. 1808
7-1-24 Bb
10 JOHN WARNER AND SONS RECAST ME 1920
WILLIAM ELDRIDGE
MADE MEE
1675
8-1-6 A
11 WILLIAM ELDRIDGE MADE MEE 1675 I K 10-0-4 G
Tenor NICHOLAS CHESTLE MAJOR PHILLIP ODAR JUSTICE
ROBERT POSTE JOHN FACEY CHURCHWARDENS
WILLIAM ELDRIDGE MADE MEE 1675 JOHN TAYLOR RECAST ME 1988
CANON J.F. BUCKET. VICAR
DAVID WEIR, TOWER CAPTAIN
JANE ELIOT  )
MICHAEL J. COLQUHOUN )
 DARREN N. AVEY ) RINGERS
JULIAN M. ATKINS )
GEORGE
THE ART IS GREAT, THE MUSICK SWEET
DEO GRATIS
16-1-23 F