Seven of the bells were recast by Thomas Mears from six bells from the old church. The eighth apparently came from St Mary’s, Islington. The first peal was rung in September 1791, well ahead of the consecration of the current church building. The bells were recast again and rehung in 1928–29.
In the nineteenth century they rang out for church services and to mark parish rejoicing, such as the repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846, and, for example, on Shrove Tuesday, ‘the pancake bell’.