The Guild has a number of bell consultants who can give advice to towers on matters concerning bells and fittings.
- Examples of areas that can be advised on are: the best way to proceed with maintenance, repairs, restorations and augmentations; sound control; issues affecting individual bells (slipping wheel, wearing ropes, odd-struckness, etc).
The coordinator and consultants can sometimes help to arrange labour for minor repairs or to assist with major work thereby keeping costs down.
The Bell Fund, which operates as a separate charity, can offer financial help to churches undertaking work on their bells. Eligible work ranges minor, e.g. re-bushing clappers or refurbishing pulleys, through to major overhauls, re-hanging or augmentation. Replacing consumables such as stays or ropes is normally outside the scope.
If you are planning some work and might need a grant then contact the Bell Fund Secretary. The trustees can usually give a quick response as to what help might be available. Find their contact details here.
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