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.

Hosted on a Memset server

Stanley, Hong Kong

St Stephen

The view from St Stephen’s chapel is excellent. The ex-Wapley bell  has been hung on the corner of the flat roof extension behind the main church building (right).

Wapley, South Gloucestershire

The small village of Wapley recently completed the restoration of its ring of five bells. For many years they have been considered difficult to ring by visiting bell-ringers. An inspection showed the frame was mobile and causing damage to the tower structure. In addition the poor condition of the bell-fittings were a cause for concern, those on the tenor being so bad the bell could no longer be rung safely.

The restoration  involved the re-modelling of the ring into a lighter ring of six with the existing tenor being disposed of. The Trust was asked to find a home for the old tenor bell and we are pleased that it has gone to St Stephen’s church, Stanley, Hong Kong.

The new ring of six comprises of the front four of the “old” ring of five with two new trebles added. The old 4th bell has become the new tenor bell. The old treble, 2nd and 3rd have been slightly retuned  to fit with the old 4th , a medieval Bristol Foundry bell.