Knowle Parish Church was 600 years old in 2003. Construction commenced on a building that is smaller in area and height than today's church. There was a smaller bell-cote instead of today's splendid tower, no south aisle and a shorter chancel. Consecration of the church was on the 24.02.1403 by a Scottish bishop. 1403 date for Knowle Parish Church celebrations.
History of the Bells
The first recorded bells that were hung in Knowle where cast by Mathew Bagley of Evesham in 1687. They were transported up the River Avon to Stratford or Warwick and then by road to Knowle. There were three of them, and they cost £30. High price back then, the sound of them ringing out celebrate a new marriage, between families and time to rejoice in the happy union.
I had such delight to be part of celebrating my closest friend’s wedding there over 30 years ago, It brings back happy memories watching the two of them announce to the world for their feelings for each other.
Our Young Family have come together in God’s house to show them continue commitment to honor their undying love for each other, a day to share with their young son how much love they have for each other in their family. With these words the blessing of rings they hold dear to their hearts,
As a sign of our marriage.
With my body I honour you,
all that I am I give to you,
and all that I have I share with you,
within the love of God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit
It’s just not about the blessing it’s a symbol of unending love and faithfulness to remind them of the vows which they made all those happy years ago, in front of God through Jesus Christ our Lord and their loving child.
It’s proclamation in front of all their guests and families.