A big welcome to St Bartholomew's Church

Important notice about some of the graves.  Click here. St. Bartholomew’s is one of the six parishes of the High Framland Benefice, of which more can be learned here. Our new priest in charge, Julie Hutchinson, has been with us for several months now. Click for a short bio. St Bartholomew's stands at the top of the hill above Sproxton and commands fine views towards Stonesby and Waltham-on-the-Wolds. It possesses a fine ring of eight bells which were moved from All Saints’ in Leicester when that church was made redundant. Our then rector, Tony Clayton, being interested in bells and having worked for Taylors’ of Loughborough, became aware of the possibility of acquiring the bells. The frame fitted the tower and with much work the bells were hung. They are now rung regularly for services, practices and peals. Being quite light (8 1/4 Cwt.), a peal will usually take about 2½ hours. The fee for a peal is £20. Contact Sue Dawson  if you would like to book them for a visiting band or peal. On this site are a few pictures of the installation of the bells. If you would like to read more about the history of the church I have included a paper by Raymond Taylor. A history of the parish and a description of the church and bells can be accessed from the following links: Early history of the parish History of the church:  A description of the church, The bells,  The Sproxton Cross is an interesting feature of the churchyard.  It has been mistakenly said that this is a Saxon cross. It is, in fact, an Anglo-Norse cross.
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