Fundraising Appeal

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Welcome!  Thank you for visiting our site. We hope you will support the project, which is explained in the following pages, so we can prevent the bells of St Peter’s from falling silent.

Mission Statement

Our purpose is to restore the bells of St Peter’s to a condition where all eight bells can be rung safely and without undue difficulty. We seek to secure the long term future of bell ringing in Newnham so that the sound of our church bells will not be lost from this village.


The restoration project is likely to cost approximately £154,400. There are opportunities for individuals, families, companies and groups to contribute towards this total, and all donors will be recorded in a Book of Giving, which will be displayed in the church.

Sponsors of our three new bells, if they wish, will be able to see their bell being cast at the foundry.  They will also be invited as guests of honour when it is rung for the first time back in the tower.

As of December 2017, we have raised £26,000 through individual donations and bequests and £7,547 from fund raising events.  We’ve raised a further £24,454 from institutional benefactors.  This includes a pledge of up to £15,918 from the Gloucester and Bristol Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers.  Other contributions have come from Forest of Dean bell ringers, Old Brightlandsians, Haberdashers, the Allchurches Trust and the Sharpe Trust.  Further grant applications are in the pipeline.

The total received or promised is slightly short of £76,700 meaning that we are still short of our target by about £77,700

We’d love you to donate to our appeal.  There’s a link on the right, if you wish to do this online.  Otherwise contact our treasurer, Mike Bacon, (48, Sheens Meadow, Newnham, Gloucestershire, GL14 1BP, email:, Phone: 01594516508) who can take a cheque or give you our bank details for a BACS donation and, if needed, supply you with a Gift Aid form.

Would you like to sponsor a specific part of the restoration?

Sponsorship for ‘Whole Bell’ plus inscription:      £10,000

Sponsorship for Individual Parts ( no. given in brackets is the total required):

Headstock (8)                    £1500

Clapper (8)                         £750

Wheel (8)                           £600

Pulley Wheel (12?)           £200

Rope (3)                             £150

Crown Staple (8)                £80

Ash Stay (8)                       £50

Slider (8)                            £70