Tower and Bells
For over 500 years the bells of St Mary's, Adderbury, have pealed across North Oxfordshire. The number and weight of the church bells signified the importance of a village. The present eight bells, installed in 1928, weigh between 8 cwt and 25 cwt, a substantial peal. They are mounted on a wheel and rung full circle. This used to be unique to England and requires co-ordination of hand, eye, ear and teamwork.
The clock was installed in 1887, for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, with the carillon a year later. The carillon plays a different tune every day of the week; at three hourly intervals from 6am to 9pm. The bells announce the presence of the church and are a call to prayer.
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Lord Jesus, who called your first disciples to follow you, as we hear the bells of this church call upon the hearts of your people, may we respond in faith today. Amen.