Barham, Suffolk.

St Mary's Parish Church.

United Kingdom

The PCC of this church has placed an order for a major restoration and augmentation to be undertaken on their unringable ancient 12 cwt four – the bells date between 1587 & 1702. The bells will be removed from the tower and brought to Loughborough where conservation work on them will be undertaken. It is thought that bells 2 & 4 might be cracked, and, if so, these will be repaired by specialist bronze welding. The bells will be tuned to bring them into a major scale and two new treble bells will be cast to augment the ring to six. All new fittings will be manufactured, and a new galvanised steel bell frame will be designed and built. A new ringing chamber ceiling will be installed to enable ringing to take place from the ground floor.