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Parish of Great Missenden with Ballinger and Little Hampden

Verse of the Week

" Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God.

( Philippians 4:6 )

Service times

Regular Service Times

22nd Oct Trinity 18

St Peter & St Paul

8am - Holy Communion

10am - Parish Communion

6pm - Choral Evensong

(Details of the Music)

St Mary's Ballinger

No service

Little Hampden

1130 Harvest Service

followed by Harvest Sale

coffee from 11am

Great Missenden Parish Church Belfry

Chiltern Branch of the Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers

The Bells

the names and details of the bells are given below:

Name
Weight
Weight
Date
Treble
320 kg
6.3 cwt
1990
No. 2
361 kg
7.1 cwt
1990
No. 3
320 kg
6.3 cwt
1692
No. 4
457 kg
9.0 cwt
1603
No. 5
610 kg
12.0 cwt
1640
No. 6
670 kg
13.2 cwt
1824
No. 7
1072 kg
21.1 cwt
1623
Tenor
1224 kg
24.1 cwt
1840

Total Weight: 5 tonnes 34 kg


A point of interest is that the treble and the third bells are of the same weight, yet they sound very different. This is achieved at the time of tuning, a process taken following casting. Older bells can be, and indeed are, re-tuned when the bells are restored.

The bells are hung on one level in a metal frame, which was installed in 1990 to replace an older wooden one. The ring was augmented with the Treble and Second at the same time.