Sibbertoft

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St. Helen's Church
Church Street, Sibbertoft
(Northamptonshire)

LE16 9UA
England


 

Church of St. Helen, Sibbertoft.
St. Helen’s Church, Sibbertoft.

 

  • Northamptonshire county border village.
  • The source of the River Welland rises within the parish of Sibbertoft, forming part of the boundary with Leicestershire.
  • An interesting feature of the tower is there are a total of three clock dials mounted on the north, south & west faces respectively. .

Benefice:- Welford, Sibbertoft & Marston Trussell.

P.D.G.C.B.R. Guilsborough branch.
Tower Captain for Welford & Sibbertoft:-
Kelvin, Tel. 01858 575683.

Church history
Dove’s Guide.

5 Bells.
  • Treble, 1877. Mears & Stainbank. (5-1-4).
  • 2nd.       1877. Mears & Stainbank. (5-3-14).
  • 3rd.        1883. John Taylor & Co.     (6-0-22).
  • 4th.        1956. John Taylor & Co.     (7-1-20).
  • Tenor.  1825. W & J Taylor.    (Wt.10-2-2).
  • Rope Guides.
  • Clock.
Ground floor rope layout plan.

…..west wall & door of tower…..

4th.

3rd.                    Tenor.

2nd.                  Treble.

…↓open & level access to nave↓…

<<< EXIT <<< south door <<<

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  • Notice for visiting bell ringers:
    To dis-engage clock bell hammer, pull & hook down control cable located on north wall of tower.
  • Accessibility to Church.

    Illuminated level access from the road into the Church via south porch & door.

  • Observations.

    A lovely smooth running 5, in a very compact circle. Well illuminated ringing chamber.

  • Bells are also rung for weddings & other special occasions.
  • Sunday service ringing : 4th. Sunday of each month from 9.00am. to 9.30am.
  • Practice Night is the 2nd. & 4th. Monday from 7:30pm. to 9:00pm.
  • (Welford is on 1st. & 3rd. Monday).
  • 5th. Monday is floating. May be at different Churches.

“On-road” car parking outside Church.
Please be aware of entrance drives & pathways leading to houses close to Church.

The Earlier Bells.

Bridges reports that in 1700, there were 3 bells.

  • In 1825, the bells were re-cast plus 2 more added, by W & J Taylor.
  • The treble & 2nd. were subsequently re-cast in 1877 by Mears & Stainbank followed by the 3rd. in 1883 & 4th. in 1956, both the latter bells cast by John Taylor & co. but in different centuries.
  • The Tenor is the only remaining W & J Taylor bell from the 1825 castings.

Village amenities include :-
Public house.
Sunday afternoon tea shop.(spring, summer & autumn).

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