All Saints

Turvey

High Street, Turvey, Bedfordshire

Header graphic of Organ pipes at All Saints Turvey

Bell Ringing

The Belfry of All Saints' houses a ring of eight bells, the oldest dated 1682. Their details are as follows:

1st (Treble) 1900 5cwt
2nd 1900 6cwt
3rd 1864 7cwt
4th 1682 8cwt
5th 1682 9cwt
6th 1750
(recast 1954)
10cwt
7th 1839 13cwt
8th (tenor) 1815
(recast 1906)
19cwt

The oldest parts of the tower itself are Saxon, with others parts dated to the 13th, 15th and 19th century.

All Saints clock mechanism

Below the belfry is the clock chamber, containing the mechanism of the clock presented to All Saints in 1893 by Mr George Sargent in memory of his parents, who lived opposite the church.

The bell ropes pass through the floor of the clock chamber and down to the ringing chamber.

Turvey Bell Ringers meet at 7.30pm each Friday to practice. Anyone interested in joining us is welcome to come along.

All Saints' regularly welcomes teams of visiting ringers to the tower. If you are planning a ringing outing and would like to come to Turvey, please contact the Tower Captain, David Nightingale.

"The office, therefore, of a Ringer, is a holy office, and should ever be performed in a reverent manner"

Words from a late 19th century document in All Saints' Belfry