Caterham, St John the Evangelist

Clareville Road, Caterham, CR3 6LA Find on map

Number of bells: 8

Tenor Weight: 17 cwt

Ground floor ring: No

District: Southern

Practice Night: Monday

Ringing Times: Sunday Service: 9.15-9.55am. Practice: 7.45-9.15pm

Entry: Visitors will usually be met and let into the church via the main door on Clareville Road. Entry to the tower is from inside the church at the west end

Contact: Tower Captain: Noel Gibbin ngibbin@btinternet.com Alternative contact Milica Reardon millibud@hotmail.com

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The church was dedicated in 1882, 30 years after the railway line was constructed which had spurred on the development of Caterham in the Valley. The bells however did not arrive until 1975 from St. Mary the Virgin Lambeth when that church was closed. The Peal Boards were also transferred from Lambeth and date from 1777(Ancient Society of College Youths). The bells range in date from 1723 to 1822, and were cast by the Whitechapel foundry. They are hung in a steel frame below the level of the louvers. There is also a ninth ‘Sanctus’ bell, hung above the others dating from 1911.

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