Colebrooke Church Bells http://www.colebrookebells.org.uk Restoration Project Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:49:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.4 105564013 ST ANDREW’S CHURCH, COLEBROOKE BELLRINGING FESTIVAL http://www.colebrookebells.org.uk/2018/07/30/st-andrews-church-colebrooke-bellringing-festival/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=st-andrews-church-colebrooke-bellringing-festival Mon, 30 Jul 2018 11:57:01 +0000 http://www.colebrookebells.org.uk/?p=277 Read More ...]]> The ringers of St Andrew’s Church, Colebrooke invite you to enter our six bell ringing competition on our newly refurbished bells to be held on:

Saturday 24th November 2018

‘A’ SECTION – Colebrooke Challenge Shield and four certificates

‘B’ SECTION – Courtney Thorne Shield and four certificates

A full peal of “sixty on thirds” including rise and lower

Team ringing times are as followers:

3.00pm; 3.20pm; 3.40pm; 4.00pm; 4.40pm; 5.00pm.

Break for tea 5.30pm to 6.00pm

6.00pm; 6.20pm; 6.40pm; 7.00pm; 7.20pm; 7.40pm

Entrance fee: £6.00 per team.

Refreshments will be available in the Church.

The Church Council and the Bellringers will not be held responsible for any accident which may occur during this event.

Times for ringing can be arranged with:

Fred Oliver
Chenery House, Colebrooke, Crediton EX17 5JH

Tel: 01363 84419

ringing-invitation

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Colebrooke Bells Re-dedication http://www.colebrookebells.org.uk/2018/07/13/colebrooke-bells-re-dedication-flower-festival-weekend/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=colebrooke-bells-re-dedication-flower-festival-weekend Fri, 13 Jul 2018 11:04:21 +0000 http://www.colebrookebells.org.uk/?p=273 Read More ...]]> Colebrooke Bells Re-dedication & Flower Festival Weekend 27th - 29th July

Colebrooke Bells Re-dedication & Flower Festival Weekend 27th – 29th July

St Andrews Church, Colebrooke are having a re-dedication of the bells and a Flower Festival weekend running in the church from Friday 27th – Sunday 29th July.

Friday 27th – 10.30am – 6.00pm

Saturday 28th -10.30am – 6.00pm

Sunday 29th -10.30am – 2.00pm

Throughout the weekend there will be tower tours to see the newly refurbished bells. Refreshments are ongoing & available in the Church.

Saturday between 3 pm – 6 pm an open invitation to all bellringers and teams to try out our bells. Please make contact with Captain Fred Oliver on 01363 84419 or email: fredoliver@freenetname.co.uk to indicate the number of bellringers or team(s) who would be interested in coming.

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Sound clip of our refurbished & re-tuned bells at Colebrooke http://www.colebrookebells.org.uk/2018/05/04/sound-clip-of-our-refurbished-re-tuned-bells-at-colebrooke/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sound-clip-of-our-refurbished-re-tuned-bells-at-colebrooke Fri, 04 May 2018 13:30:21 +0000 http://www.colebrookebells.org.uk/?p=269 Here is a sound clip recorded of our bells at Colebrooke ringing call changes on Thursday 3rd May 2018.

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26th & 27th March 2018 Colebrooke Bells Rehung http://www.colebrookebells.org.uk/2018/03/29/26th-27th-march-2018-colebrooke-bells-rehung/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=26th-27th-march-2018-colebrooke-bells-rehung Thu, 29 Mar 2018 09:40:25 +0000 http://www.colebrookebells.org.uk/?p=232 On 26th & 27th March, Graham Clifton from Whites Bellhangers came back to Colebrooke along with local support to raise the bells back into place with all the new fittings. At present, there are still some finishing touches to perform after Easter before the bells can be rung out again.

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Whites of Appleton deliver Colebrooke Bells 23rd March 2018 http://www.colebrookebells.org.uk/2018/03/28/whites-of-appleton-deliver-colebrooke-bells-23rd-march-2018/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=whites-of-appleton-deliver-colebrooke-bells-23rd-march-2018 Wed, 28 Mar 2018 14:15:45 +0000 http://www.colebrookebells.org.uk/?p=226 On the morning of 23rd March 2018, Graham Clifton from Whites Bellhangers brought back to Colebrooke their refurbished bells. Rehanging will commence on 26th March

 

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Visit To Whites of Appleton 17th March 2018 http://www.colebrookebells.org.uk/2018/03/24/visit-to-whites-of-appleton-17th-march-2018/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=visit-to-whites-of-appleton-17th-march-2018 Sat, 24 Mar 2018 15:12:13 +0000 http://www.colebrookebells.org.uk/?p=211 Read More ...]]> On Saturday 17th March 2018, a group of ringers and friends from Colebrooke travelled to Appleton by kind invitation of Whites of Appleton Bellhangers to see the finished work on the bells of Colebrooke. The bells now have new headstocks, bearings, clappers, wheels, stays, sliders & pulley wheels and will be transported back to Colebrooke on 23rd March 2018.

The mini ring of 17 bells at the workshop were also on show for our group to experience, with the tenor weighing in at just over one hundredweight. Everyone expressed their thanks to Whites Bellhangers for a very enjoyable day. The day finished with a meal at the Plough Inn, Appleton. Safely back before the snow came!

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5th March 2018 Bell Frame Strengthened http://www.colebrookebells.org.uk/2018/03/07/5th-march-2018-bell-frame-strengthened/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=5th-march-2018-bell-frame-strengthened Wed, 07 Mar 2018 15:14:22 +0000 http://www.colebrookebells.org.uk/?p=239 On 5th March 2018, Graham Clifton from Whites Bellhangers along with local support brought and installed two galvanised girders to strengthen the bell frame from the clock chamber.

 

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Visit To Whites of Appleton to See Tuning of Colebrooke Bells http://www.colebrookebells.org.uk/2018/01/10/visit-to-whites-of-appleton-to-see-tuning-of-colebrooke-bells/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=visit-to-whites-of-appleton-to-see-tuning-of-colebrooke-bells Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:30:42 +0000 http://www.colebrookebells.org.uk/?p=198 Read More ...]]> 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.

Below is a slideshow of photographs taken of our day including the tuning of the tenor bell. The huge canons that have been revealed on the 4th bell.

All our bells now have resin pads in place ready for the headstock assembly.

 

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Visitors flocked to see church bells at Colebrooke http://www.colebrookebells.org.uk/2017/11/26/visitors-flocked-to-see-church-bells-at-colebrooke/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=visitors-flocked-to-see-church-bells-at-colebrooke Sun, 26 Nov 2017 17:49:14 +0000 http://www.colebrookebells.org.uk/2017/11/26/visitors-flocked-to-see-church-bells-at-colebrooke/ Visitors flocked to see church bells at Colebrooke.

OPEN days were held at St Andrew’s Church at Colebrooke on Saturday and Sunday, November 18 and 19 to give local people and visitors the rare opportunity to see the church’s six bells before they were transported away for restoration.

Visitors flocked to see church bells at Colebrooke

Visitors flocked to see church bells at Colebrooke

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Work on restoring Colebrooke Church Bells to begin in November http://www.colebrookebells.org.uk/2017/10/11/work-on-restoring-colebrooke-church-bells-to-begin-in-november/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=work-on-restoring-colebrooke-church-bells-to-begin-in-november Wed, 11 Oct 2017 18:50:56 +0000 http://www.colebrookebells.org.uk/2017/10/11/work-on-restoring-colebrooke-church-bells-to-begin-in-november/ Read More ...]]> Work on restoring Colebrooke Church Bells to begin in November. The Parochial Church Council at St Andrew’s 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.

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