Saturday, 14 July 2018

School Bells on display





While work was going on in the bell tower, the bells and bell frames created by the schoolchildren were used to decorate the church ready for the school service. The public have a chance to see them at the 9.30 Morning Worship service on Sunday 15th July.





























Rehanging the bells Phase 3 – Rope Guides


Graham Clifton and carpenter James Sellick from Whites of Appleton Ltd. Church Bellhangers were joined over a 2-day period by volunteers to work on the Rope Guides, pulleys and Ellacombe Chime, as well as fitting the remaining clappers. Other volunteers helped with refreshments and lunches and cleaning and tidying the church.



The two adjusted clappers return along with the hammers for the Ellacombe Chime. The muffles, needed for Remembrance Sunday, are handed over.














The frame for the rope guides being fitted in the ringing chamber.















Cleaning, polishing and tidying in the church.












In the silence chamber, rope guides are put into place.





The Ellacombe Chime frame is fitted in the ringing chamber while the hammers are fitted in the belfry.














The two adjusted clappers are fitted as well, along with the pulleys (behind the clapper in the picture).


Ready for the next stage.














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Rehanging the bells Phase 3 – Rope Guides

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Saturday, 7 July 2018

Rehanging the bells Phase 2 – Raising the bells


With new beams fixed in, bearing plates fitted and the belfry and silence chamber cleaned, phase 2 of the rehang is to return the bells to the belfry.
Graham Clifton and James Haseldine from Whites of Appleton Ltd. Church Bellhangers were joined over a 2-day period by volunteers to help raise and fix the bells and wheels. Other volunteers helped with refreshments and lunches, cleaning around the church, making room for the Bells Appeal Marquee and raising the Heritage Lottery fund banner.




The belfry ready to receive the bells, with new beams fixed in and bearing plates in place. 













New wheels and clappers arrive as well as the bells.
















Not just work on the bells taking place.












Bells and wheels all go up on the first day.
































Some are fitted by the end of day 1.
















Fixing them all in takes both days. 




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Rehanging the bells Phase 2 – Raising the bells Day 1 am

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Rehanging the bells Phase 2 – Raising the bells Day 2

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Saturday, 30 June 2018

MAY/JUNE 2018 UPDATE



We have been working on several tasks that need completing for the rehanging of our bells. At the end of April, we raised funds by offering three of the 125 year old Barnham Broom Church Bell Wheels for sale locally. These were snapped up very quickly. In May, a team of volunteers led by Graham Clifton from Whites of Appleton Ltd. Church Bellhangers strengthened the oak bell frame with new steel beams, angle brackets, ties and rods in preparation for the return of the bells. A spring clean around the church took place at the same time.  In June, Whites returned to fit bearing plates to the bell frame. There was also a spring clean of the Bell and Silence chambers by a working party of volunteers, ready for the bells to be raised in July.

As well as planning for the return of our bells, we are also turning our attention to planning for the re-dedication service in October. A thank-you letter has been sent out to our sponsors. The Order of Service and Invitations are being designed and a site visit to help plan the event took place at the start of June.

Garveston
On Spring Bank Holiday Monday, some of our trainee bell ringers joined in the Reymerston Ringers Outing. They visited 4 churches the ringers are associated with:  All Saints Shipdham, St Margaret's Garvestone, St Peter’s Yaxham and All Saints Mattishall. Each church provided an opportunity to ring their 6 bells.

At the same time as planning the Barnham Broom Village Summer Fete in aid of the Bells Appeal, our Events team are continuing their work on bringing the community together in fundraising events that will benefit the village. The recent "Afternoon Tea and Open Garden" raised £390 for the Memorial Garden. Our thanks to all who supported this.

We hope to see you all at the Barnham Broom Village Summer Fete on Sunday 19th August 2018 1pm to 5pm at The Mill House and our re-enactment of the history of the Church and bells on Saturday 6th October at the Church.

Please do put these dates in your diaries.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Our May Newsletter

Our May Newsletter
Find out how our restoration project is going from our latest Newsletter.
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Our latest Newsletter is here: Newsletter 12 (May 2018)

Bank Holiday Ringers Outing


On Bank Holiday Monday, some of our trainee bell ringers joined in the Reymerston Ringers Outing. They visited 4 churches the ringers are associated with. Each church provided an opportunity to ring their 6 bells.

1pm Shipdham: All Saints Church






2pm Garvestone: St Margaret's Church







3pm Yaxham: St Peter's Church

  




4pm Mattishall: All Saints Church