First Ringing

In February 1887 the bells were ordered from Messrs John Taylor and Co. of Loughborough, together with a Cambridge quarter-chiming clock from Messrs John Smith and Sons of Derby.

The new bells were heard for the first time on Easter Sunday, 10th April 1887. Since Poynton had no bellringers of its own at that time, a company of ringers from St Matthew, Hayfield were engaged for the occasion. The visitors pronounced the bells to be first class and everybody seemed to be delighted with them. After this try-out the bells were not rung again until the day of Dedication, which was the evening of Tuesday 26th April.

The clock and chimes were installed during July and August and struck for the first time at noon on Sunday 4th September after Prayers and Thanksgiving, being set going by the Sexton at five minutes to twelve.