There are 8 bells hung in the tower at Saint Luke’s cast by Gillett and Johnston and installed in 1911 as a tribute to King Edward VII. The tenor bell was found to be cracked in 1920 and the bells were recast. In 1971 the bells were lowered by 20 foot in the the tower to reduce sway. The original bells were cast by Mears & Co of Whitechapel London and were dedicated in 1863.
Saint Luke’s Church was consecrated in October 1862 replacing a chapel on the same site from 1552.
About The Bells
Dedication: Saint Luke
Bells: 8 bells. Tenor 21-3-9 (626 kg) in E♭
Association: Lancashire Association / Rochdale Branch
Practice Night: Monday 7.30pm – 9pm
Sunday Ringing: 9am – 9.30am for 9.30am service
Address: York Street, Heywood, Lancashire. OL10 4NN
Visiting The Church
There is no parking at the church, but spaces are normally available in the car park beside the Civic Centre and Library. The entrance is just off Church Street (A6046) in Hornby Road.
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