Parish & Ward Church of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate

Tenor Bell Repair

UPDATE!

6TH DECEMBER

THE BELL HAS RETURNED!

The bell returns at midnight!


The crane used to hoist it up in to the tower


On its way up!


The bell in the ringing chamber ready to be manually hoisted up in to the Bell Frame


At midnight on the 24th November the bell was returned and hoisted up in to the Tower following the re-welding and retuning work.
The bell has now been re-hung and the ringing chamber has been put back to a usable condition the bells so that they can be rung on Thursday 16th December at 12:30pm before the Parish Carol Service.
Now this work is complete the Clock workings can be put back so the clock can run once more.

UPDATE!

6TH OCTOBER

At Midnight on the 6th October the bell was removed from the tower to be taken away for repair below are some pictures of the removal.

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The Rector inspects the Bell Tower in the company of St Botolph's faithful band of ringers.

The Rector inspects the Bell Tower in the company of St Botolph's faithful band of ringers.


The Great Tenor Bell is cracked and work will begin to repair it at the beginning of October. There is understandably a large cost and, while grateful to the Middlesex County Association & London Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers Grant, the Rector is appealing to members of the wider parish community for donations (which may be Gift Aided). The work will cost around £40,000. Please contact the Church Office or the Rector directly if you wish to help!