UK Registered Charity Number: 1154107
Conservation by Re-use
Helping churches acquire surplus and/or redundant bells to be hung for
English-style full-circle bell-ringing.
The new ring replaces a small ring of 3 bells which were provided for the church clock in the 1870s and later adapted for change-ringing. The Trust has helped with the re-location of the surplus bells.
Christ Church Hampstead and the
Betjeman Bell Project
Christ Church, Hampstead, with the aid of The Keltek Trust, has been successful in purchasing four redundant bells, largest 24-0-7 in E-flat from the now redundant church of St. Luke, Cowley, Oxford.
They were installed during 2005 as 1,3,5 and tenor of the ring of eight bells for the church's 150th anniversary, and in honour of Sir John Betjeman, who captured so uniquely the poetic beauty of churches and their pealing bells. The four additional bells were cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry to Gillett & Johnston profiles.
Oxfordshire Records Office – formerly St Luke’s church, Cowley
|Trust donations - Church gallery|
|Rings of bells|
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|UK - Redundant church gallery|
|UK - Bells for chiming|
|Overseas - Bells for Chiming|
|John Taylor Bellfoundry Museum|
|The Sound of Bells|
|ex-Trinity House buoy bells|
|Relocating Redundant Church Bells|
|UK Bell-founders & hangers|
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