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King's Lynn

Minster Ch of S Margaret

10, tenor 28-1-4 in C

Wednesday 19:00 except 3rd (held at St Nicholas instead)

King's Lynn Minster Image

King's Lynn Minster

These impressive deep toned bells ring out across the ancient town and port from the North West Tower. The twin towers are unusually very different from each other in style and dimensions, the South West tower of Norman origin being the older of the two. The church, founded more than 800 years ago by the first Bishop of Norwich, was once much larger and attached to a priory.

The present bells are based on a ring of eight cast at Whitechapel in 1766. The treble and second were added in 1887, presented by the Mayor and his wife on the occasion of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. The bells were re-dedicated on Sunday 20th November 2005 having been re-tuned and re-hung in a new frame by Taylor’s of Loughborough. The ninth has been re-cast. The ringing room was also reordered at this time.  (Roger Peckham)

Location

  • BranchWestern
  • CountyNorfolk
  • PostcodePE30 5DU
  • DioceseNorwich
  • Latitude52.75164
  • Longitude0.39506
  • Grid RefTF617198

Ringing

  • Bells10
  • Tenor28-1-4 in C
  • ConditionExcellent
  • AccessibilityGood
  • New wide shallow stepped staircase with good handrail
  • Practice DayWednesday 19:00 except 3rd (held at St Nicholas instead)
  • Sunday Service Ringing09:30
  • First PealGrandsire Triples
  • 20 January 1747

Extra Information

  • Parking in church grounds limited, alternative Market Place (metered).
    If north west tower door is locked there is a doorbell on the back of the red notice board beside the door.
  • Toilet Available

Membership

10
2001
10
2002
9
2003
10
2004
10
2005
10
2006
9
2007
9
2008
9
2009
7
2010
6
2011
5
2012
2
2013
3
2014
7
2015
8
2016
9
2017
9
2018

Contact

  • Peter Jacksonemail
  • 07824 505367
  • 55 Goodwins Road, King’s Lynn PE30 5PE

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