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The bells of St Nicholas include the largest Carillon bell in the UK and the second largest in Europe.

Bells

At the time of the 1874 fire, there were eight bells in the tower, hung for change ringing. Afterward the fire and subsequent restoration of the building, council, churches and citizens came together to provide a carillon of 37 fixed bells, played from a large keyboard. Because of a wrong formula in the bell metal, the bells were scarcely audible until they were recast and re-hung in 1952. Two years later, 11 bells were added to provide the present total of 48. The carillon found a place in the Guinness Book of Records in 1994 as the largest in Great Britain.  Its largest bell weighs 4.6 tonnes and is the only one that can (by motor) be swung.

The Mither Kirk Organ
The Mither Kirk Bells
Service Times

 Sundays
 11:00 :  Sunday Morning Worship

 Weekdays
 13:05 :  Daily Prayers - Cowan Chapel, West Kirk


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