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Welcome to the website of the bells of St Andrew, Presteigne. Here you can find information about the bells and our recent project to rehang the bells.

The bells of St Andrew’s church have been calling people to services for over 300 years. In 2014 we began fundraising so that we could give the bells some much needed once-a-century maintenance. By July 2015 we had raised all the money we needed and work began in late October 2015. Whites of Appleton removed the bells (with a considerable amount of local volunteer help) and transported them to Oxfordshire. They were retuned at the Whitechapel foundry (which at the time was in East London) and Whites made new headstocks and other fittings. Canons were removed and crown staples drilled out to reduce the risk of the bells cracking. They arrived back in Presteigne on the 8th April 2016.

In their absense the cast iron frame was cleaned and painted, bird netting was installed, and a sound control system is now in place in consideration of our neighbours.

Stay a while and browse this website to learn about the history of the bells and the work that was carried out on them.

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