Church bells chime again

AFTER 30 years of silence one Suffolk village is celebrating the glorious sound of church bells ringing once more.

Lizzie Parry

AFTER 30 years of silence one Suffolk village is celebrating the glorious sound of church bells ringing once more.

At a special church service in Chediston yesterday afternoon the Bishop of St Edmundsbury celebrated with the congregation the rededication of the bells of St Mary's.

Visitors and supporters of the project packed the church to enjoy the occasion, watching several years of hard work come to fruition.


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The six historic bells of St Mary's will once more grace the surrounding countryside with their much missed chiming sounds.

The service marks the completion of the project to repair the 14th century tower, weld the cracked 5th bell and re-hang the entire ring in a new fabricated steel frame which has been installed beneath the existing 17th century oak frame.

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