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St. Margaret of Antioch Church
Church Street, Crick



Church of St. Margaret of Antioch, Crick.
Church of St. Margaret of Antioch, Crick.

  • The village of Crick was By-passed (A428) several years ago.
  • The Church, (with it’s tall spire seen from miles away), is located in the centre of the village.
  • This tower has two clockfaces, one facing north & the other southwards. Interestingly, the clock’s mechanism strikes it’s own bell housed above the other 8 bells.
  • The clock bell was cast in 1720 & accredited to Thomas Russell of Wootton. This bell was one of four original bells existing in the tower prior to a major re-refurbishment project during 1996/7.
  • An account of the re-furbishment project, 1996/7 can be found at :
Benefice:- Crick,Lilbourne & Yelvertoft.
 P.D.G.C.B.R. Guilsborough Branch.
  • Tower Captain : Nick, 07598 335560
  • E-mail :

Web links.
Crick Church
Dove’s Guide
Bellringing at Crick.

8 Bells.
  • Treble.1997. Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd. (3-2-21).
  • 2nd.      1997. Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd. (4-1-1).
  • 3rd.       1996. Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd. (4-3-0).
  • 4th.       1996. Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd. (5-1-21).
  • 5th.       1616. Hugh II Watts.                                      (6-2-15).
  • 6th.       1996. Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd. (6-3-26).
  • 7th.       1601. Edward Newcombe. (7-2-27).
  • Tenor. 1614. Hugh II Watts.   (Wt.11-0-19).
  • Clock Bell 1720. Thomas Russell. (6-3-6).

Upper Floor rope layout plan.

…West wall & window of tower…

2nd                    3rd

Treble                                                          4th

                                  rope spider             stairway

     Tenor                                                           5th

      7th                   6th

… ⇓…Nave partition…⇓…

Upper ringing area accessible via open tread staircase from ground floor level.

  • Accessibility to Church.
    Level access into the Church via main south door from pavement & road.

    Practice Nights : 

  • 2nd. Thursday, 7.15pm. to 9.00pm. 
  • 4th. Friday of each month, 7:30pm. to 9:00pm.

    Sunday Service Ringing.

  • Sunday, 9.15am. to 9.45am.
  • 5th. Sunday, 10.45am. to 11.15am. if United Benefice Service is at Crick.
  • Limited on road car parking adjacent to Church & surrounding roads. Please note that Church Street narrows especially outside the tower end of the  Church & can also be very busy at times, often leading to traffic congestion.
  • Please be aware : Double yellow lines on road.

  • Please be aware of entrance drives & pathways leading to houses close to Church.
The Earlier Bells.


  • 1) Celorvm Chrsti Platiat Tibi Rex Sonvs Iste. 1616.
  • Hugh II Watts.
  • ( O Christ The King of Heaven, may this sound be pleasing to Thee )
    Present 5th.
  • 2) Thomas Russell of Wootton Made Me. 1720.
  • (now the clock bell).
  • 4) Celorvm Chrsti Platiat Tibi Rex Sonvs Iste. 1614.
  • Hugh II Watts.
  • ( O Christ The King of Heaven, may this sound be pleasing to Thee )
    Present Tenor.

An even earlier 2nd. bell was cast by Bryan II Eldridge in 1656, being replaced in 1720. 3 of the early bells are integrated into the present ring of 8 bells.

Village amenities include :-
Canalside marina.
Canalside restaurant.
Garden centre.
Post office + Vehicle Tax & shop.
Public houses.
Small supermarket.

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