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Henley church bell appeal is off to a flying start

A £40,000 church bell appeal in Henley-in-Arden has got off to a flying start - with £10,000 raised in just four hours.

A £40,000 church bell appeal in Henley-in-Arden has got off to a flying start - with £10,000 raised in just four hours.

The donations that flooded in last Saturday morning mean there is already enough money to complete phase one of the project.

This will see a carillon - a set of bells played by keyboard - installed at St Johns, in the High Street. It’s hoped the feature will be ready for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June.

Attention will now turn to the second stage - repairing the ancient bells of the village’s other church St Nicholas’. This will cost an additional £30,000.

John Ganjavi , Rector of Henley-in-Arden, said: “I am confident that we should be able to start work on this later in the year.”

 

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