Contact Information


The Church of St Mary the Virgin
Church Hill
EX35 6ED


Mr Tony Piper
Home Telephone: 01598 752345
Mobile:                     07773433454

Bell Ringing at St Mary

Tony Piper (contact details opposite) is our Tower Captain.
There is practice every Tuesday at 7pm to 8.30pm.
Contact Tony if you are interested in coming along, we are always looking for new bellringers!

Our normal Sunday service is at 11.00am and the bells are rung every second Sunday in the month. Also they may be rung at Weddings as required (for a fee).

The Bells at St Mary
Thanks to Rupert for the photo

You are listening to the bells of St Mary rung by Tony and his team.

In the tower there are now six bells, two medieval, one recast in 1703 and again in 1902, and three new ones added at the latter date, cast by Mears and Stainbank. The inscriptions on them are :-

I) Cuthbert, Eustace, Michael, Cyril, Stephen, Patrick, Denys Cox. “ We brothers seven give thanks to heaven. 1902."
2) Fear God, honour the King. 1902.
3) Sancta Barbara ora pro nobis. [In small black letters with no capitals. This bell is 29 inches in diameter]
4) Io Browning Vicar of Lye. David Knight, John Knight Ch. Wardens R.P. 1703. Recast 1902.
5) Sancta Maria t g [In small black letters; no capitals. This bell is 36 inches in diameter]
6) Lord may this bell for ever be A tuneful voice o’er land and sea To call thy people unto thee. W. E. Cox, Rector; W. Hume, J. W. Holman, Churchwardens. 1902. [The weight of this, the tenor, is about 10½cwt.] The Lyn Valley Churches