St Mary Redcliffe church was once described by Queen Elizbeth I as “the fairest, goodliest, and most famous parish church in England”, although that was some time ago.
IOA SW branch has been kindly invited for a tour of the newly refurbished bell tower as well as a demonstration of bell ringing during a weekly practice session.
You may get a go on a bell as well if you’re lucky.
The tower contains a total of 15 bells, one bell dating from as early as 1622, cast by Purdue, and two cast by Thomas I Bilbie of the Bilbie family from Chew Stoke in 1763. The remainder were cast by John Taylor & Co at various dates.
Spaces are limited to 15, please book in advance on the EventBrite page https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/institute-of-acoustics-south-west-branch-st-mary-redcliffe-tickets-45643037554
A second visit will be run if there is suitable demand.
Address: Redcliffe Way, Redcliffe, Bristol, BS1 6RA
The closest parking the St Mary Redcliffe car park on the opposite side of Redcliffe Way at Portwall Lane, Bristol, BS1 6NB. The nearest mainline station is Bristol Temple Meads
Enquiries Dan Pope firstname.lastname@example.org
Bristol, BS1 6RA