photo of St David Church, Moreton-in-Marsh
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Moreton-in-Marsh, St David

The Moreton-in-Marsh Parish Church of St David [1, 2] is situated just West of the High Street (A429, Fosse Way) in Church Street. There are several parking spaces by the entrance to the churchyard.

The ringing room accessed from a door in the South side of the tower that opens on to a stone spiral (ant-clockwise) staircase than climbs 32. The room is npt particulaly large and the clock mechanism takes up a lot of space but there is some seating for those not ringing. There are two windows, one facing North and the other South.


I visited for the first time on Saturday 4th July 2009 as part of the Centenary celebrations of the Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers. I rang up bell #6, rang the Tenor for a touch of Stedman Triples and ringing down bell #6. Both the bells that I rang were trouble free and rang nicely.

The Bells

The tower has a ring of 8 bells with a tenor weighing 10-0-14 in G. Dove's Guide includes details of the bells at St David and additional information provided by The Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers.

BellNoteDiameter Weight Inscription
1 Dove's Guide
to the bells at St David
Although I'm both light and small,
I will be heard above you all.
2I am the second in this ring,
Therefore next to thee, I will sing.
3William Bagley made mee, 1693.
4Fear God and Honour the King, 1693.
5Prosperity to the Parish.
TenorMay all I summon to the grave,
The blessings of a well spent life receive.
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