Bells Appeal

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The Bells of Croydon Minster have been pealing out across the town since December 1936, when they were dedicated amid much fanfare. The bells were cast by Gillett and Johnston, Croydon's very own bell-foundry, and they are much praised throughout the bellringing fraternity as being a very fine example of 'A Gillett Ring'. Now, they are in need of major refurbishment and so an “Appeal for the Peal” was launched at the Minster’s Patronal Festival on June 24 2018, to raise the £26,000 required to undertake the work.

Bellringing at Croydon has a long history - the first records date from 1599. The present bells have been in situ for nearly 82 years. With a short spell during WW2, they have sounded out most Sundays and have been in demand from visitors from all over the country. They have a magnificent sound; but while they are basically sound and safe, some remedial work now will make them easier to ring and ensure that they remain ringable for many years to come.

You can help by making a donation online on our justgiving page, or by cheque to the Minster, marking it on the reverse: Appeal for the Peal


Why not dedicate a peal? For a donation of £25 or more, our Ringers will dedicate a Quarter Peal on a Sunday Evening in honour of your chosen event (birthday, anniversary, commemoration). Contact the Tower Captain, Shirley McGill for more details.