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Village church bells to chime again after £36,000 restoration project

PUBLISHED: 08:55 09 October 2020 | UPDATED: 10:38 09 October 2020

The Church of St Peter in Hedenham has the 6 bells rehung in the tower after renovation work ensures they will ring again. The bells were renovated by John Taylor and Co, Bellhanger Andrew Ogden ensures all 6 go back into place.

The Church of St Peter in Hedenham has the 6 bells rehung in the tower after renovation work ensures they will ring again. The bells were renovated by John Taylor and Co, Bellhanger Andrew Ogden ensures all 6 go back into place.

(C) Archant 2020

After decades of silence, the bells at a church in a Norfolk village are preparing to toll again.

The Church of St Peter in Hedenham has the 6 bells rehung in the tower after renovation work ensures they will ring again.
The bells were renovated by John Taylor and Co, Bellhanger Andrew Ogden ensures all 6 go back into place.The Church of St Peter in Hedenham has the 6 bells rehung in the tower after renovation work ensures they will ring again. The bells were renovated by John Taylor and Co, Bellhanger Andrew Ogden ensures all 6 go back into place.

In August, six Victorian-era church bells were taken down at the Church of St Peter in Hedenham for renovation, in a £36,000 project to end their silence for the first time since 1991.

Two months later and a long held ambition for the church is soon to be fulfilled, as this week they were rehung in place ready to chime once more.

The project, financed in part by fundraising efforts and in part thanks to a £15,000 grant from the Saracen Trust, saw the bells spruced up and retuned ready for their return.

And now they have been put back in place, they will be programmed to an automated ringing system to allow them to chime at the push of a button.

The Church of St Peter in Hedenham has the 6 bells rehung in the tower after renovation work ensures they will ring again. Villager John Connor volunteered to help rehang the restored bells.The Church of St Peter in Hedenham has the 6 bells rehung in the tower after renovation work ensures they will ring again. Villager John Connor volunteered to help rehang the restored bells.

Church secretary Chris Trayke said: ““We had a test ring back in 1991 but they haven’t rung in anger since then, so it will be wonderful to hear from them.”

The Church of St Peter in Hedenham has the 6 bells rehung in the tower after renovation work ensures they will ring again.
The bells were renovated by John Taylor and Co, Bellhanger Andrew Ogden ensures all 6 go back into place.The Church of St Peter in Hedenham has the 6 bells rehung in the tower after renovation work ensures they will ring again. The bells were renovated by John Taylor and Co, Bellhanger Andrew Ogden ensures all 6 go back into place.

The Church of St Peter in Hedenham has the 6 bells rehung in the tower after renovation work ensures they will ring again.
The Church of St Peter in Hedenham has the 6 bells rehung in the tower after renovation work ensures they will ring again.

The Church of St Peter in Hedenham has the 6 bells rehung in the tower after renovation work ensures they will ring again.
The bells were renovated by John Taylor and Co, Bellhanger Andrew Ogden ensures all 6 go back into place.The Church of St Peter in Hedenham has the 6 bells rehung in the tower after renovation work ensures they will ring again. The bells were renovated by John Taylor and Co, Bellhanger Andrew Ogden ensures all 6 go back into place.

The Church of St Peter in Hedenham has the 6 bells rehung in the tower after renovation work ensures they will ring again.
The bells were renovated by John Taylor and Co, Bellhanger Andrew Ogden ensures all 6 go back into place.The Church of St Peter in Hedenham has the 6 bells rehung in the tower after renovation work ensures they will ring again. The bells were renovated by John Taylor and Co, Bellhanger Andrew Ogden ensures all 6 go back into place.

The Church of St Peter in Hedenham has the 6 bells rehung in the tower after renovation work ensures they will ring again.
The bells were renovated by John Taylor and Co, Bellhanger Andrew Ogden ensures all 6 go back into place.The Church of St Peter in Hedenham has the 6 bells rehung in the tower after renovation work ensures they will ring again. The bells were renovated by John Taylor and Co, Bellhanger Andrew Ogden ensures all 6 go back into place.

The Church of St Peter in Hedenham has the 6 bells rehung in the tower after renovation work ensures they will ring again.
The bells were renovated by John Taylor and Co, Bellhanger Andrew Ogden ensures all 6 go back into place.The Church of St Peter in Hedenham has the 6 bells rehung in the tower after renovation work ensures they will ring again. The bells were renovated by John Taylor and Co, Bellhanger Andrew Ogden ensures all 6 go back into place.

The Church of St Peter in Hedenham has the 6 bells rehung in the tower after renovation work ensures they will ring again.
The bells were renovated by John Taylor and Co, Bellhanger Andrew Ogden ensures all 6 go back into place.The Church of St Peter in Hedenham has the 6 bells rehung in the tower after renovation work ensures they will ring again. The bells were renovated by John Taylor and Co, Bellhanger Andrew Ogden ensures all 6 go back into place.

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The Church of St Peter in Hedenham has the 6 bells rehung in the tower after renovation work ensures they will ring again.
The bells were renovated by John Taylor and Co, Bellhanger Andrew Ogden ensures all 6 go back into place.The Church of St Peter in Hedenham has the 6 bells rehung in the tower after renovation work ensures they will ring again. The bells were renovated by John Taylor and Co, Bellhanger Andrew Ogden ensures all 6 go back into place.

The Church of St Peter in Hedenham has the 6 bells rehung in the tower after renovation work ensures they will ring again.
The bells were renovated by John Taylor and Co, Bellhanger Andrew Ogden ensures all 6 go back into place.The Church of St Peter in Hedenham has the 6 bells rehung in the tower after renovation work ensures they will ring again. The bells were renovated by John Taylor and Co, Bellhanger Andrew Ogden ensures all 6 go back into place.

The Church of St Peter in Hedenham has the 6 bells rehung in the tower after renovation work ensures they will ring again.
The bells were renovated by John Taylor and Co, Bellhanger Andrew Ogden ensures all 6 go back into place.The Church of St Peter in Hedenham has the 6 bells rehung in the tower after renovation work ensures they will ring again. The bells were renovated by John Taylor and Co, Bellhanger Andrew Ogden ensures all 6 go back into place.


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