St Veep Church bells - updated dates for your diary
Sunday 26th November 2017
Most of you know that the refurbishment and rehanging of our historic bells has been delayed. The reason for this is that the fabricator, the man who assembles the bell frame, has been off work for six weeks and apparently this highly skilled work can only be carried out by this one man. Thankfully he returned to work on 9th October. We now have some firm dates from Nicholsons, the bell hangers, so we have been able to rearrange our events calendar as follows:
Monday 13th November
Return of bells and frame
Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th November
Installation of foundation frame
Wednesday 15th November
Builder to cement frame
Thursday 23rd November
At 2.00pm, Lerryn School pupils will perform a play based on the casting of the virgin bells back in 1770. This was written by a well known local academic and was last performed about 25 years ago. The bells will be on display in the aisle of the church and Paul, our vicar, will perform a short blessing of the bells. All are welcome.
In the evening at 7.00pm, the church will be open for everyone to have a last look at our refurbished bells before they are rehung. This is a “Once in a Lifetime” event and wine and nibbles will be available to mark the occasion.
Monday 27th November
Assemble frame and hang bells
Wednesday 6th December
Bell hanging complete
Saturday 9th December
At 9.30am, the Truro Guild of Ringers will attempt to ring a full peal. This is the first full peal to be rung at St. Veep since 1988 and, if successful, will take about three hours. Please feel free to drop in.
During the afternoon, we are inviting local teams of ringers to join us in Cornish traditional ringing. This should be fun. Once again feel free to drop in.
Sunday 10th December
Our final event at 6.00pm is a Celebration of the rehanging of the bells and the completion of the project which will be conducted by Reverend Paul. Please come along and be part of this historic event.