St Martins of Tours

Bell Tower


The Bell Tower was opened by
 Her Majesty the Queen
and dedicated by
 The Rt.Revd. John Perry
The Lord Bishop of Chelmsford
on Friday 12th March 1999





The 30m high glass and steel bell tower which stands at the

West end St Martin's Church, houses a peal of  eight bells,

six of which were presented to St Martin's as

a consecration gift by the Bishop of Chelmsford.

They came from the redundant church of St Nicholas, Colchester.

All the bells were cast at the Whitechapel Bell foundry in the east end of London over 500 years ago.

The Tenor bell was cast in 1441 by Joanna Hille .
   and is the first bell in the world to have been cast by a woman
All eight Bells were dedicated by The Rt. Revd. John Perry Bishop of Chelmsford
on the 40th Anniversary of  St Martin's Church in November 2002.




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