altSt Thomas’s church is situated on the corner of Eglantine avenue and the Lisburn Road. It has a square tower with spire containing a ring of eight bells.

The eight bells were donated by Robert Atkinson, a wealthy city merchant, who in 1899 went on to present Bangor Parish Church with a ring of eight bells. The full peal was first rung in September 1871.

The eight bells, in the key of E natural, were cast and installed by John Taylor & Co. of Loughborough, the treble weighing 6.1.3 and the tenor 20.0.9. The tenor carries the following inscription “IN HONOREM DEI ET SANCTI THOMAS ME SEPTEM QVE SORORES MEAS ROBERTUS ATKINSON DE BEAUMONT IN HAC COMITATE ARMIGER HUIC ECCLESIAE DD AD MDCCCLXXI”

In 1965 the front three bells were recast and the peal retuned to the key of E flat. The lighter peal (tenor 18.2.24) were rehung at a lower level in a steel frame.

Practice Night: Thursday 19.30 - 21.00 2nd and 4th Thursday - 5th shared between Holy Trinity Drumbo and St Thomas

Service Ring: Sunday 10.00 - 10.30

Tower Contact:  Eric Thompson
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Below are the Weight of St Thomas Bells Belfast

Original Three Trebles

 
Cwts
Qrs
Lbs
Founders
Treble
6
0
22
Taylor
2
6
1
3
Taylor
3
6
3
9
Taylor

Present Day Bells

 
Note
Weight
Cast
Founders
Treble
E Flat
6cwt, 1qr 3lbs
1965
Taylor, Loughborough
2
D Flat
6cwt, 0qr 22lbs
1965
Taylor, Loughborough
3
C
6cwt, 3qr 9lbs
1965
Taylor, Loughborough
4
B Flat
8cwt, 0qr 0lbs
1871
Taylor, Loughborough
5
A Flat
9cwt, 1qr 6lbs
1871
Taylor, Loughborough
6
G
11cwt, 3qr 4lbs
1871
Taylor, Loughborough
7
F
14cwt, 0qr 9lbs
1871
Taylor, Loughborough
Tenor
E Flat
18cwt, 2qr 24lbs
1871
Taylor, Loughborough

Below are the Inscriptions of St.Thomas Bells Belfast

Original Three Trebles

Treble
IB
John Taylor & Co Loughborough 1871
2
IB
John Taylor & Co Loughborough 1871
3
IB
John Taylor & Co Loughborough 1871

Present Day Bells

Treble
IB
Cast 1871
W
Recast (Founder’s mark) 1965
2
IB
Cast 1871
W
Recast (Founder’s mark) 1965
3
IB
Ditto
W
Ditto
4
IB
John Taylor & Co Loughborough 1871
W
 
5
 
Ditto
6
 
Ditto
7
 
Ditto
Tenor
 
IN HONOREM DEI ET SANCTI THOMAS ME SEPTEM QVE SORORES MEAS ROBERTUS ATKINSON DE BEAUMONT IN HAC COMITATE ARMIGER HUIC ECCLESIAE DD AD MDCCCLXXI