On Tuesday 9th January, Fred Oliver (Captain of Colebrooke Bellringers) Peter Budd (Restoration Project Photographer) & John Enderson (Bellringer) travelled to Appleton by kind invitation of Whites of Appleton Bellhangers to see the tuning of St Andrews Church Bells Colebrooke.
For more news follow this link: http://www.colebrookebells.org.uk
Work on restoring Colebrooke Church Bells to begin in November. THE Parochial Church Council at St Andrews Church, Colebrooke, is celebrating the news that it has received a £35,000 funding boost from SUEZ Communities Trust (formerly SITA Trust) for the Colebrooke Bell Restoration project, and also that permission has been granted by the Exeter Diocese to proceed with the work. http://www.creditoncourier.co.uk/article.cfm?id=124005
On 15th April we received the exciting news that Suez Communities trust had decided to award up to £35,000 for the refurbishment of our church bells. Funds raised or pledged from other sources total £14,962.32 Together these have enabled us to place an order with ”Whites of Appleton”. It is anticipated that the work will commence in October, with the bells being away from January to April.
Coffee & cake will be on offer during the morning, sausages & burgers from the BBQ over lunch time, together with a bar and cream teas in the afternoon.
The festival is to mark the launch of the Colebrooke Bell Restoration Fund ( see http://www.colebrookebells.org.uk ) and we hope very much that you will return in the not-too-distant future to ring when the bells have been re-hung.
A mammoth task here in Colebrooke at St. Andrews Church. Our aim is to try and raise £45,000 to restore the bells to their former glory and in full ringing order
St. Andrews Church Colebrooke has one of the heaviest peals of 6 bells in Devon, the tenor being the heaviest, weighing nearly 18 cwt as well as an historical bell dating pre 1700
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At 5.30pm today, Wednesday 9th September 2015 Queen Elizabeth II will have reigned for approximately 23,226 days, 16 hours and 30 minutes.
It will mean she surpasses her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria to become Britain's longest-reigning monarch.
The Parish Harvest Supper is on 25th September at the village hall