At a parish service of Morning Prayer on Sunday 17 September, the restored ring of five bells at Savernake where re-dedicated to the service of God by the Right Reverend Dr Edward Condry, the Bishop of Ramsbury.
The bells were rung before the service by local ringers who were joined by the Guild President and Master. The bells had been rehung by Whites of Appleton. Sound control has not yet been installed so calling is still quite a challenge but the bells go beautifully.
As the bells are rung from an upstairs ringing chamber, the Bishop rededicated the bells from the chancel steps and before the congregation whilst the bells were rung and could be heard throughout the church. The Bishop and his wife joined the ringers in the ringing chamber after the service and during open ringing and refreshments.
Well done to all involved in the restoration project and especially Diana Mortlock, the tower captain.
Guild Publicity Officer, Salisbury DG