GOOD NEWS!! We have received generous sponsorship for many of the items previously offered. There ARE, however, still opportunities to sponsor several aspects of the bell refurbishment project. Your name and a dedication can be displayed to show your sponsorship.
All 10 bells, the 22 clock hammers and 10 ropes which were previously offered for sponsorship now have donors, for which we are very grateful. The list below shows a number of elements of the project which are still available to be sponsored. Sponsors will have the opportunity to have their names and a dedication displayed, in many instances on or near to the item they have sponsored. For further details about sponsorship, please contact Tim Keyes (tower captain) by email or by phone (01531 579021) Other ways of supporting the project can be found on the Give Your Support page.
Item for Sponsorship Cost per item Electronic lift-off mechanism for the hammers (disengages clock chimes when bells are rung) £2,600
Trapdoor (allows bells to be lifted into or out of the tower, also for emergency evacuation) £2,000
Repairs to Ringing room windows (4 needed) £1,000
Repairs to ancient Ringing room door £1,000
Muffles for new bells, used for muffled rings eg for funerals. (2 needed) £100