Kingston upon Thames, All Saints
Practice Night: Wednesday
Ringing Times: Sunday Service: 8.30-9.30am , ; 5.00-6.00pm. Practice: 7.45-9.30pm
Entry: The tower door is in the north-east pillar, and there are 52 steps to the ringing room. On practice night, entry is through the vestry at the North-east corner of the church. This door is usually locked about 8 o'clock - there is a bell-push at the boiler room door (the second door along the North side of the church) Ring the bell and wait for someone to come down and let you in at the vestry.
Contact: Tower Secretary: Kate Flavell - email@example.com
Kingston is an historic market town where seven Saxon Kings were crowned. Nothing remains of the original Saxon church, and very little of the Norman one. The current building is largely 15th, 16th and 19th century, with Victorian stained glass windows. There has been an extensive renovation during 2014 and 2015 including new lighting and heating, complete redecoration and a re-ordering of the church interior. The earliest record of the bells goes back to 1500. The oldest bell in the present ring is dated 1748, the newest from 1972 when the augmentation from an awkward anti-clockwise ring of ten to an easy ring of 12 took place.