We are fortunate to have a peal of eight bells at St John’s.  Donated by the Perrins family when St John’s was built and cast in 1891 by Mears & Stainbank of Whitechapel Bell Foundry, London.

Weights and Inscriptions:

TENOR22cwt, 1 stone, 1lb“Perenne sub sole nihil.”
“Thy will be done.”
SEVENTH15cwt, 2 stone, 7lbs“When sweetly chimes this bell,
O’er sea and hill and dell,
May Jesus Christ be praised.”
SIXTH12cwt, 4 stone, 4lbs“We give Thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty,
Which art and wast and art to come.”
Rev XI,17
FIFTH11 cwt, 0 stone, 12lbs“Give God the praise.” St John IX, 24.
FOURTH9cwt, 0 stone, 7lbs“Jesus saith: I am the Way, the Truth
and the Life.” St John XIV,6
THIRD7cwt, 2 stone, 6lbs“The hour is come that the Son of Man
should be glorified.” St John XII,23
SECOND6cwt, 2 stone, 5lbs“I am the Door: by me if any man enter in
he shall be saved.” St John X,9
TREBLE6cwt, 0 stone, 2lbs“Non clamor sed amor cantat in auri Dei.”