Clocks

It is advisable for a single person to be responsible for routine maintenance of a turret clock, even though a rota of people may wind it.

The Diocesan Clocks Adviser is available to provide advice on particular schemes - please contact the DAC Secretary in the first instance.

Further information

  • Churchcare - a brief policy note on fitting auto-winding to turret clocks
  • Church Buildings Council - guide to the importance of correct maintenance, and what should be undertaken by a qualified and appropriately experienced clock maker

Advice is also available from the following publications:

  • Turret Clocks: guidelines for their maintenance and repair and for the installation of automatic winders (Council for the Care of Churches, 1996),
  • The Turret Clock Keeper's Handbook, (Antiquarian Horological Society, 1998).