Opening of Ranmoor Church Bells
Church Bells Vol11, 08/01/1881, p91
Opening of Ranmoor Church Bells, Sheffield, Yorkshire.
On Christmas Day [25 Dec 1880] the ring of eight bells at St.
Evangelist’s, Ranmoor, Sheffield, were opened by the parish church
J. Sandford, 1; J. Lomas, 2; J. W. Rowbotham, 3; G. Holms, 4;
W. Booth, 5; C. Steer, 6; T. Hattersley, 7; C. H. Rawson, 8.
by Messrs. Lomas and Hattersley.
The bells would have been opened prior to the consecration of the
church, but the tower had not at that time been passed by
The ringing was from 9 to 11 in the morning, as well as for
and during the whole of the afternoon. Grandsire Triples, Stedman’s
Triples, Bob Major, and Triple Bob Major, were rung. The fine tone of
the bells was greatly admired.
There are inscriptions on all the bells,
the first having on it the words, ‘God grant prosperity to the parish
the second, ‘Praise God in His holiness ; praise Him in His power;’
the third, ‘When we join our cheerful sound let love and loyalty
the fourth, ‘All ye people that hear us ring, he faithful to your God
the fifth, ‘This peal and church are dedicated to St. John the
Evangelist — E. M. Gibbs, architect;’
the sixth, ‘This peal of bells was hung and fitted by Jas. Shaw and
Son, of Bradford, by the superintendence of John R. Cordingley, Esq.,
the seventh, ‘The church is the gift of J. N. Mappin, Esq., Birchlands,
and on the eighth is inscribed, ‘This peal of eight bells was presented
to Ranmoor Church by Wm. Smith, Esq. — James Barwell, founder,
Tenor, 14 cwt.
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