Donation to Nunney Church
We are delighted to see that a project we contributed to at All Saints’ Church, Nunney, has culminated with the renovation, augmentation and re-installation of the church bells to the tower.
After a long period of refurbishment in the Grade 1 listed building, the existing bells have been reinstalled alongside two new bells resulting in an eight bell ring. A service was held at the church on 1st October to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime occasion.
The fundraising project by the Postlebury Bellringers to augment the number of bells was first instigated in 1919 to commemorate those parishioners who gave their lives in the First World War. For unknown reasons, the original plan for eight bells was never completed and so the current Postlebury ringers began fundraising in 2018 with the aim of completing the tribute by May 2020 - one hundred years on from the original installation. However, Covid delayed the start of works until 2022.
Mary Hooper, Tower Captain for the Postlebury Bellringers said: “We are very appreciative of the generous contribution made by Heidelberg Materials’ Whatley quarry. The installation of the new bells, along with refurbishing the originals, is testament to many people’s efforts over many years and it’s momentous to now hear them all rung in situ.”
Vincent Pitt, Unit Manager at Whatley quarry said, “We were please to be able to help the campaign for the new bells and we now listen out for the Postlebury Bellringers’ peal.”