Capel, St John the Baptist

The Street, Capel, RH5 5JZ    Find on map

Number of bells: 6

Tenor Weight: 6½ cwt

Ground floor ring: No

District: Southern

Practice Night: Wednesday

Ringing Times: Sunday Service: 10.00-10.30am. Practice: 7.45-9.00pm (2nd, 4th, 5th)

Entry: Entry through church South door and up the open wooden spiral staircase to first floor ringing chamber

Contact: Corinne Jay,, mobile 07718346294 


The Nave and Chancel of the church are ‘ancient’, with Norman arched doorways and their ‘Dog Tooth moulding’ of particular note. The bells were re-hung in a modern frame by the Whitechapel Foundry in 1951, and are an ‘easy ring’. Outside the church a Yew tree, on the left of the lych gate, was inspected in 1993 and identified as being 1,700 years old.

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