Filby Bells Restoration

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Tel. 01493 368267

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Home Barn, Main Road, Filby, NR29 3HS

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News 17th March 2020

Team

The Project Team has been established to restore the bells at All Saints Church, Filby. It is headed up by local resident Phillip Scott. It aims to complete the project by the end of 2020.

 

Status

An application was made to establish the project as a charity, a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. This was sent on 15th August. On 18th Feb. we have receive notification of our registration. We are Registered Charity Number 1188037.

 

A Constitution document has been drafted which has the approval of the Parochial Church Council. Download Constitution.

 

The Policies of the new Charity are listed on, and may be downloaded from the 'Policies' page.

 

A Bank Account has been set up to accept early donations. For details, see the 'Donations' page.

 

A 'Just Giving' site has been established to enable donations to be  made  on-line. For details, see the 'Donations' page.

 

A Prospectus has been drafted. Download Prospectus.

 

A shortform brochure has been drafted. It includes a sign-off to enable Gift Aid to be claimed with donations. Vivien Moore & her husband, Martin, have made a gift of £750 that was donated in lieu of presents for their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

 

A Facebook page has been established. Facebook page

 

Launch Event

The Charity's launch event, a 'Wine and Cheese Evening' that was to be held on Friday 24th April at All Saints Church, Filby, has been postponed as a result of Covid-19 restrictions.

 

Project Update

Three quotations for the restoration work, and the purchase of a sixth bell, have been obtained. The Keltek Trust have offered to support the restoration and augmentation project by donating a secondhand bell that they have in stock. We have been advised that the bell is suitable as the proposed treble of the ring of six. The trust has also agreed to donate a set of fittings at an estimated cost of £3,200. The net effect is to “eliminate” the £6,242 for the addition of the treble from the Committee's preferred quotation. A very positive step in the right direction!

 

Allan Regan a nationally renowned bell ringer is willing to give a presentation on ’Bell Ringers Killed in WW1’ (Ringing Remembered) at no charge. This is proposed as a fund raising event inviting the local ringing community & members of the British Legion. Dates and venue to be advised, later. Niki Thomas has, also, volunteered to support our fund raising with a musical event possibly with the ‘Wind in the Willows ’ensemble.