Shanklin, St Saviour-on-the-cliff

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Arreton
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Brighstone
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Chale
Freshwater
Godshill
Newchurch
Newport
Niton
Ryde
Shanklin
Shorwell
Whitwell


Tower Contacts
The District
Ringing Times
8 bells, 18-0-14 Wednesdays 7.30; Sunday 10.15-10.55 Upstairs,
staircase inside church
 OS map link
SZ585813
Parking is in the road next to the church. Train station not too far, through the town (see OS map link). Thought unringable until a few years ago, and are now available unless in high winds; no ringing is allowed if force eight or above. Ringing times have to fit in with the hotels close by, and visits may be restricted during the summer. All bells by M&S, 1888. Rehung February 2002, all new fittings but in the old frame.


St Saviours is a relatively modern church, with the foundation stone being laid in 1867 and the tower being completed in 1887. The bells were cast by Mears & Stainbank at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in 1888 and hung the same year.

The bells had been rung regularly until 1925 when doubts were expressed about the tower. In 1985 the pinnacles were removed, and following a structural report and much hard work clearing sixty years of debris, ringing started again. The bells are hung in a wooden frame on two tiers, odd bells on top. All of the bells are inscribed "MEARS AND STAINBANK WHITECHAPEL BELL FOUNDRY LONDON".


Treble THE CHILDRENS GIFT
1888
AND
CHILDRENS VOICES ECHO
ANSWER-MAKING-ALLELUIA
5-1-19 E
2 1888
THROUGH ALL THE CHANGING
SCENES OF LIFE
IN TROUBLE AND JOY
5-3-9 D#
3 1888
LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS
6-3-2 C#
4 TO THE GLORY OF GOD
THE GIFT OF: MARY HARVEY
1888
O PRAISE OUR GREAT AND
GRACIOUS LORD AND CALL
UPON HIS NAME
7-0-9 B
5 TO THE GLORY OF GOD
THE GIFT OF:
CATHERINE EMMA WHEELER
JOSHUA LE MARCHANT
EMILY LE MARCHANT
HELEN MOLONY
1888
WHEN SWEETLY CHIMES THIS BELL
O'ER SEA AND HILL AND DELL
MAY JESUS CHRIST BE PRAISED
9-0-1 A
6 FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
JULIA D. SCARAMANGA GAVE ME
1888
LORD MAY THIS BELL FOR EVER BE
A TUNEFUL VOICE O'ER LAND AND SEA
TO CALL THY PEOPLE UNTO THEE
10-2-5 G#
7 DAY BY DAY WE MAGNIFY THEE
1888
12-2-25  F#
Tenor THESE EIGHT BELLS
WERE HUNG IN THE TOWER OF
ST.SAVIOUR-ON THE CLIFF SHANKLIN
IN THE YEAR 1888
C.I. BURLAND M.A. VICAR
A.G. FRYER M.A. CURATE
G.H.R DABBS M.D.  )
M. LINDFIELD ) CHURCHWARDENS

THUS EVERMORE SHALL RISE TO THEE
GLAD HYMNS OF PRAISE FROM LAND AND SEA
18-0-14 E