New Bells and Frame for St Helen's

The Project

During 2006, the bell ringers of Abingdon replaced the St Helen bells and frame with:

In addition, improved sound control was installed, reducing the disturbance to our neighbours of occasional or practice ringing. We also converted the clock to electric winding, giving more space in the ringing chamber by removing the weight case.

Why did we need to do this?

The bells became increasingly difficult to ring, especially for learners, because:

In addition, the bells had poor tone, and the split-level frame gave uneven sound distribution.

Funding

The total budget was 170,000. This sum was raised through