Address: Chapel Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, great barr st margaretB43 7BA

Number of bells: 6
Tenor Weight: 9-1-15

Ringing Times:
Sunday Service: 10:30-11:00 and 18:00-18:30
Practice night: Friday

Ground floor ring: No
Tower Entry Details: Short spiral staircase with handrail accessed by external tower door. 

Tower Contact:
Please refer to the LWASCR Directory, available from the Secretary: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

History

The new bells were first rung on 25th July 1796 at the Barr Wake celebrations. The bells rang out over Great Barr for the next 100 years before being rehung in 1894. It was not until 1924 that further work was needed, when the tenor bell cracked and had to be recast. 

 

Bell  Weight Note Diameter  Date Founder
1  5-0-4 E 28.5"  1796 Edward Arnold
2  5-1-11 29.0"  1796 Edward Arnold 
3  5-2-20 31.0"  1796 Edward Arnold 
4  6-1-19 32.25"   1796 Edward Arnold 
5  7-3-15 35.0"   1796 Edward Arnold 
6  9-1-15 38.25"   1924 Charles Carr 

 

Transport

Frequent buses at end of Chapel Lane (10 minute walk from church) to/from Birmingham and Walsall.

Small church car park opposite church on Chapel Lane and larger church car park (opened for services) at rear of church, accessed off Chapel Lane.

Facilities

Toilets available when church is open, e.g during service ringing. 

Recommended pub: The Bell , Birmingham Road, Walsall, WS5 3JP, 0121 347 7408


 

Image by Penny Mayes, licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons license