Kingswood, St Andrew

Brighton Road, Kingswood, KT20 6QE Find on map

Number of bells: 6

Tenor Weight: 17½ cwt

Ground floor ring: No

District: Southern

Practice Night: Thursday

Ringing Times: Sunday Service: 10.15-10.55am. Practice: 8.00-9.30pm

Entry: Entry from outside the church via door at the base of the North West corner of the tower

Contact: Tower Contact: Peter Taylor, 07947 119633.


The church was built in 1850 by Lt. Col. Thomas Alcock as a copy of the Estate Church at Shottesbroke in Berkshire, because he admired the ‘cruciform’ design. The bells were installed in 1852, and they remain to this day in their original wooden frame. They were cast by Mears and Stainbank at the Whitechapel foundry at a cost of £528/8/4, as evidenced by a copy of the invoice displayed in the ringing chamber. They are a fine example of good sound and are renowned as the heaviest ring of six in Surrey.

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