The Bells Return

The bells are returned
  The bells on display in the Church after their arrival back from the bellhangers


The bells are back!

The bells were returned to the village on 16th April.  The following weekend the six original bells that were restored by the bellhangers were on display in the church, along with the two new bells that were cast in October. During the service on Sunday 18th April the Rector, the Reverend John Waller blessed the bells.

To download a PDF file of the Prayer of Blessing for the Bells:-  Click Here

The new bells are the two on the left of the above photograph. There is an inscription on both of these bells, as follows:

-  on the left bell: 
         "WHITES OF APPLETON
        CHURCH BELLHANGERS

                         2009
               WHITECHAPEL" 

- on the bell second from the left:
                 "DONATED BY
                   THE PARISH
                 IN MEMORY OF
       VILLAGERS INTERRED AT
  GT. BRICKHILL BAPTIST CHAPEL"


David Middleton, the Tower Captain, wrote an article for the June edition of the Parish Newsletter explaining the progress of the Bells Restoration Project. 

To download this article, including photographs, as a PDF file:-   Click Here