Ringing at St Peter & St Paul, Broadwell

8 bells. Ground Floor. No toilet.

GL7 3QT. (Locate using   Google Map or   OS Map or   OpenStreetMap).

Practice: Contact correspondent.

Sunday: Contact correspondent.

About us

The Church

After the Romans left in AD 410 England reverted to paganism and the area from Burford to Lechlade became disputed territory between the Angles in Mercia, north of Burford, and the Saxons south of the Thames at Lechlade. The Saxons won the battle of Beorhford (a hill outside Burford) in AD 752 and the area became Saxon. Christianity was introduced from AD 600 by St Birinus, a bishop from Rome, who set up a minster in the previously Roman Christian centre at Dorchester on Thames.

A system of minsters, where a group of priests or monks lived and worshipped, and chapels-ofease, outlying small churches to which a priest or monk travelled to preach, then spread out from Dorchester. Bampton became a minster with Broadwell and Langford as, initially, the chapels-ofease. Then Broadwell and Langford became minsters with Holwell and Kelmscott becoming Broadwell’s chapels-of-ease.

All this preceded the Conquest in 1066.

For more on the history of the church, click here.

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Details and inscriptions of the bells


4-3-3 c.w.t.



2 (E):

4-2-16 c.w.t.

John Warner & Sons


3 (D):

5-0-22 c.w.t.

John Warner & Sons


4 (C):

5-3-22 c.w.t.

Edward Neale


About us

Details and inscriptions of the bells

5 (B♭):

7-3-14 c.w.t



6 (A):

9-3-12 c.w.t.

Edward Neale


7 (G):

11-1-18 c.w.t.

Joseph Carter


Tenor (F):

15-2-12 c.w.t. in the key of F

William Hasylwood


Broadwell Gallery

New wheels for Broadwell
New Wheels for Broadwell Bells
Broadwell bells being removed
The old bells are removed
The original five bells removed prior to repair.
Winching the new bells up through the clock room trapdoor
Winching up through the clock room trapdoor
First quarter peal on the new bells, September 2021

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