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The Bells of St Johns Church

Without the early involvement of Mr Geoffrey Dodds, M.A., of St Albans Abbey, the installation of the Lemsford Bells may never have happened. His dedication and inspirational search for suitable bells, his overseeing of the volunteer construction team and the many hours of hard practical work was an amazing achievement.The excellent team of bell ringers were helped and trained by Mr Dodds with assistance from his wife Joyce and Bob Cochrane from Hatfield. His expertise in all areas of bell ringing contributed enormously to the success of the installation of bells at Lemsford Church......Read More

Our friendly church is prominently located in the village of Lemsford, Hertfordshire and was built in 1859 giving it a solid history. The village of Lemsford itself is well known throughout the area for its large mill on the River Lea which winds its way through Brocket Hall Park.Read more about St Johns Church Lemsford.

Andy Chapman LLHG

The tower, complete with perforated quatrefoil parapet and corner-mounted dragon gargoyles, remains to this day a prominent landmark in the surrounding countryside. There was no clock until 1876 when the original timepiece was installed by Messrs. Gillet & Bland to the west and south elevations of the tower. The clock is now, of course, electrically powered. 1977 the Bells are installed. Peal of six bells dedicated by By Rt. Rev. Bishop of St. Albans, Robert Runcie on December 18th the bells were the inspiration of geoff Dodds and a group of volunteers. This original feature houses a very steep and narrow spiral staircase that is certainly not for the faint-hearted!.

Welcome to St John's Church Lemsford Gallery. To view the image of your choice scroll the small images and click on the one you want to view. When the banner image appears click on this to view the full size image. Please remember all photographs and material used on this site MAY NOT be copied, in whole or in part, or be duplicated to another computer, transmitted, published, reproduced, printed, hotlinked, etc. without permission of the Lemsford Local History Group via email to info@lemsfordhistory.co.uk

Andy Chapman , Designer of St Johns Church website

Below is a table listing the above images by name, location, date and if known who donated the image. Table order matches order images are scrolled above, or to see image click on date.

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Title of Image above Location of Image Date Donator of Image
Bells of St Johns St Johns Church 1977 Welwyn Times
Bells of St Johns Unknown Unknown Unknown
Bells of St Johns St Johns Church Unknown Unkown
Bells of St Johns St Johns Church 1980s Gordon Wilson
Bells of St Johns St Johns Church 2009 James Chapman
Bells of St Johns St Johns Church 2009 James Chapman
Bells of St Johns St Johns Church 2009 James Chapman
Bells of St Johns St Johns Church 1980s Gordon Wilson
Bells of St Johns St Johns Church 2009 James Chapman
Bells of St Johns St Johns Church 2009 James Chapman
Bells of St Johns St Johns Church 2009 James Chapman
Bells of St Johns St Johns Church 2009 James Chapman
Bells of St Johns St Johns Church 2009 James Chapman