St Philip and St James’s church, Grafton Road, Cheltenham, GL50 2DD


Church Clock


The church clock has been out of action since undertaking the repairs to the tower, which included the two clock faces being re-gilded. The clock also requires a new weight train pulley. Separately this coincided with major repairs that were required to the bell, which were completed just before Christmas.

Following requests from church neighbours that the clock be silenced during the night, the matter was discussed by the Church Council who approved “that the Church will silence the chimes from 11.01pm to 6.59am”. This change was subject to Faculty Jurisdiction Rules 2015 approval which has been received from the Archdeacon. Arrangements are in hand with Cumbria Clocks to get the clock operational as soon as possible. Hazel Mace

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