Whitwell, St Mary & St Rhadegund

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Tower Contacts
The District
Ringing Times
 6 bells, 7-0-0 Wednesday;
Sunday 10.45 (1st & 3rd), 6pm (2nd), 10.45 (4th), 5th by arrangement
Ground floor  OS map link
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Park by the church, up the lane to the west. Warners bells (1889) on plain bearings, in a wooden frame, so the bells ring slightly heavier than 6½cwt but go reasonably. Quite loud inside due to "sound control" for the nearby houses. The pub (White Horse, 01983 730375) is down the hill from the church. It now has a children's room and a large beer garden and does good food.

The church was formed from two separate manorial chapels, each with a different dedication; the dividing wall between them was removed in the 16th century and at the same time the tower was added.

The bells and clock were the bequest of W. Spindler, a German living at Old Park, St. Lawrence. All the bells are inscribed "CAST BY JOHN WARNER AND SONS LONDON 1889". The bells from this founder were not noted for an excellent tonal qualities, but Whitwell were lucky. The bell on the floor at the rear of the church is by "PW", thought to be Peter de Weston.

They are hung in a wooden frame with the treble and 5th on the top tier under the tower roof, and the four other bells on the lower tier just above the clock.


Treble SOLI DEO HONOR ET GLORIA.
{To God be all honour and glory}
3-1-6 G
2 GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO
{Glory to God on high}
3-1-5 F
3 SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM
{We bless the name of the Lord}
3-2-22 D#
4 NON NOBIS DOMINE, NON NOBIS, SED
NOMINI TUO DA GLORIAM
{Not to us Lord, not to us, but to the glory of Your name}
3-3-24 D
5 IN CARITATE PERFECTA CONFIRMET NOS
TRINITAS SANCTA
{We revere the Holy Spirit}
4-3-15 C
Tenor AD LAUDEM BAETAE MARIAE VIRGINIS
ET SANCTAE RHADIGUNDIS.
{Praise to the Blessed Virgin Mary & Saint Rhadigund}

ST MARY & ST RHADIGUND CHURCH
VICAR REVD R.B. OLIVER M.A.
  ( WILLIAM REVNOLDS.
CHURCHWARDENS ( SAMUEL BEEDEN 

GIFT OF MRS.WM.SPINDLER OF OLD PARK
AD 1889
WE PARISE THEE O GOD
6-1-18 A#
Bell at the back of the church  
MIKAELIS CANPANA FUGIANT PULSANTE PROPHANA +
  PW
{St Michael's bell chimes to banish evil; cast by Peter de Weston}