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Rodmarton bells ring out again, Cirencester Life

Press Coverage - 01/01/2016

Cirencester Life - Rodmarton church

The bells are ringing out again at a Rodmarton church thanks to the fundraising efforts of the local community.

The bells at St Peter's - two dating from 1626 and a third from 1716 - have been silent for about six years. Many of the working parts were worn out and in danger of collapsing.

A grant of £6,000 from the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust has contributed towards the restoration, along with grants from Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust, The Church Building Council and other smaller grants, private donations and local fundraising activities. The target was £20,229.

The work, carried out by Whites of Appleton, took three months. It included replacing the original clappers, bearings, headstocks, supporting ironwork and providing new ropes.

Simon Biddulph from the Parochial Church Council (PCC) said: "It is wonderful to hear the bells again after a lengthy period of silence. We will ring them before each service as a reminder to all and sundry, whether they go to church or not, of the magnificence of a peal of church bells."

Source: Cirencester Life