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Ripple, St Mary

The Ripple parish church of St Mary is located at the eastern end of Station Road at the edge of the village. There is a parking area at the entrance to the churchyard.

A wooden staircase leads up to a roomy ringing room with white painted walls and benches for anyone not ringing one of the six bells. The clock mechanism does consume space. The treble is unusual in that it weighs more than bells #2, #3 and #4!

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The Bells

The tower has a ring of 6 bells with a tenor weighing 12-0-0 in F#. Dove's Guide includes details of the bells at St Mary.

The Worcestershire & Districts Change Ringing Association have additional information on St Mary, Ripple.

1 Dove's Guide
to the bells at
St Mary, Ripple
These Bells were cast by John Rudhall 1808
2 John Rudhall Glocester FecT 1807
3 Prosperity to this Parish
J Rudhall FecT. 1808
4 Peace and Good Neighbourhood 1808
5 The RevD. DR. Lucas Rector.
W. Berkley. & S. Thould C. Wardens 1808
Tenor These Bells were cast at Glocester by John Rudhall. 1808
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