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Clapham Common, Holy Trinity

Clapham Common, SW4 0QZ    Find on map
Number of bells: 6
Tenor Weight: 6 cwt
Ground floor ring: No

District: Northern
Practice Night: Tuesday
Ringing Times: Sunday Service: 9.00-09.30am. Practice: 7.45-9.15pm
Entry: Entry is through the main entrance at the West End of the church - the belfry door is just inside the porch on the right
Contact: Tower Contact Madeline Johnson

The church was built in 1776, with a number of later additions. Renowned as being the church of ‘The Clapham Sect’ and displays the historical interest ‘Blue Plaque’ put up in 1983 to William Wilberforce to celebrate 150th Anniversary of the “Freeing of slaves in the British Empire”.

Originally a ring of 4 bells was installed when the church was built. These were cast by Thomas Janaway, providing the clock chimes and formed numbers 1,2,3 and 6 of a six. At the restoration by Whitechapel in 1991 the Tenor (13 cwt) remained untouched in the old frame as a clock bell. The front three formed the back three of the new ring with three new trebles.