Restoration of the bells

Achievements to date

2005 - Five bells not rung regularly for several years received general maintenance
2006 - New Spider installed for safe elevation of bellropes
2009 - Bells were rehung and augmented from five to six
2012 - New ropes purchased
2013 - Weather baffles with sound control installed
2014 - CCTV installed to bell chamber
2015 - Three commemorative Peal Boards in production. Photos to follow.

Our 2016 project (A very BIG one!!)

We hope to re-install the ringing gallery which was removed in 1837. A kitchen and toilet will be fitted in the base of the tower with a larger and more open ringing chamber situated above extending westwards into the west window and eastwards into the main body of the church.

This will make it easier to accommodate larger groups of ringers. Ringing will become more visible to the public and we shall have the scope to enable catering for events and a facility for toilet and baby changing, making it easier for younger families to access ringing at St. Nicholas.

This project will enhance the work and mission of the community at St. Nicholas' by allowing a greater use of the church building for community events and groups.

Please see the plans available at the west end of the church. If you wish to donate to our project then please contact the correspondant.

Page last updated on 17th November 2015

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