25th December 1859

Parishioners break into belfry demanding to hear bells

When the parishioners of St Mary’s demanded that the church bells be rung on Christmas eve, and the Rector, Mr Balleine, refused, they took matters into their own hands. The following day – Christmas day – they broke down the church door to assert what they saw as their ancient rights to hear the bells at Christmas.


FREE Jersey history newsletter

Don't miss our weekly update on Jersey's fascinating history. We promise never to sell your data to anyone else, and there's a super-easy unsubscribe link on the bottom of each email so you can leave whenever you want.



Other events that occured in December