16th September 2015

Bell Restoration

The Committee supports ringing societies and individual towers by providing information and advice on fund raising; bell restoration funds; charitable trusts and other resources. It also administers bell restoration funds on behalf of the Council.

Templecombe, Somerset
Bells with Parishioners and local School Children prior to rehanging in the tower during 2015 assisted by a grant from the Central Council Bell Restoration Fund
(Photograph – Western Gazette – click to enlarge)

Current Activities

Members of the committee support ringing societies and individual towers by:

The Committee’s services and advice are generally free of charge although stamped addressed envelopes and the reimbursement of travel expenses are appreciated.

Committee Members

Patrick Albon (Bedfordshire Association)
John Barnes (Life Member) Parish contact
Jay Bunyan (Bath and Wells Diocesan Association) Secretary
Ken Davenport (Oxford Diocesan Guild)
Graham Hills (Sussex County Association)
Peter Kirby (Yorkshire Association)
Ian Oram (Society of Royal Cumberland Youths) Central Council grants
Chris Rogers (Guildford Diocesan Guild)
Peter Wilkinson (Chester Diocesan Guild) Chairman


More information

More information can be obtained from the Committee Secretary:-

Jay Bunyan, email: (email)

Terms of Reference

To promote the restoration and provision of rings of bells, by investigating and disseminating information on:

  • sources of funds and other resources
  • fund management and charitable status;

to administer such funds as are from time to time available for distribution by the Council for bell restoration; and

to raise funds on behalf of the Council for the purpose of bell restoration.

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