Rodmell’s Associate Vicar, The Rev. Marcus Brown, tells us
“Following instructions from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York there will be no public services in our benefice, and churches will remain closed for the foreseeable future. This is, of course, from our point of view very sad but if anyone wants specific prayer or a supporting word from either Geoff or me, we would always be prepared to help in anyway we can”.
The Church Bells to be Repaired
On a happier note, we can report that the way has now been cleared for the repair of Rodmell’s church bells. The intention is to restore them so that they can return to regular, full circle change ringing. The works will include strengthening of the timber bell frames, and the bells will be tuned, quarter-turned, and rehung on all new traditional change ring fittings to closely resemble the originals, and the ringing room will be redecorated.
To enable this process to go forward we have to apply to the Consistory Court of the diocese for permission to carry out the works, and to post a notice in the church and on the website explaining the application and allowing people to object to it if they wish.
To view the application, please click here
To learn more about the church and its bells, please click here
For details of the Parochial Church Council, click here