Capel, St John the Baptist

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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: John Dale (via re Capel Southern District Secretary)


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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