Phase 2 continues

Work is continuing on the next phase of the Eastnor Church renovation scheme.  The erection of new toilet facilities accessible from the North Door was a key element of the second phase.  The archaeological survey of the northern area was completed at the end of March...

Return of The Bells

On Monday 14 March 2022, the bells were returned to Eastnor Church.    The Reverend Joan Wakeling was there to bless the bells on their return.  Over the following two days, new bell wheels were fitted by Alan Bagworth and the Revd Barney Bell.   The original tenor...

Casting the new Tenor Bell

Six members of the bell ringing team led by Alan Bagworth went to John Taylor’s in Loughborough on Thursday 24 February to see the new Eastnor Tenor Bell being cast. The mould for the bell is buried in sand for safety reasons and the molten metal is poured in...

Refurbishing the Eastnor Church Bells

Eastnor Church has a peal of 6 bells, the oldest bell dating back to 1689. However, the tenor bell has not been rung for two years as the headgear had failed. As part of the larger Tower Renovation project, it was agreed that all the bells should be removed for...

Tower Renovation – Phase 1 complete

The scaffolding around the tower came down at the beginning of September. The stonemasons led by Ian Bishop under the supervision of our architect, John Middleton have now completed the external work to the tower. The clock face has been refurbished and the weather...

Tower Progress Report

Work on the tower has gone well this summer. The stonemasons, led by Ian Bishop and overseen by John Middleton, our architect, have applied a new lime mortar, with a mix chosen after several trials, to many of the joints of the stonework, and work has also started on...