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Return of Newnham’s church bells postponed

An unforeseen problem with the casting of our new treble (top) bell means we have had to set back the date when we expect the restoration to be complete.   Therefore, we have postponed the planned bells rededication service due to … Continue reading

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August Newsletter

Newnham’s feat We expect to spend up to £155,000 on this project and, astonishingly, a third of this sum has been donated by the residents and friends of Newnham. We think it is amazing that so many care about getting … Continue reading

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A Curate’s Tale

Joe Knight, St Peter’s new curate, recounts his somewhat unusual introduction to life in Newnham During my training to become a vicar I had no idea that in my first week I’d be at the top of the tower, wrestling … Continue reading

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Work begins – how the first fortnight went

This photo shows almost the entire content of the bell chamber dismantled, lowered and stored ready for transit.  There are bells, wheels, chime hammers, frame sides, and much besides.  You can follow the progress of the first fortnight in our … Continue reading

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Good news from the National Lottery

Meanwhile children from Newnham primary school get up close to the bells Children in Newnham have been enjoying a once in a lifetime opportunity to see and touch the church bells of their parish church. That’s because instead of being … Continue reading

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We’re off!

                                   From left to right: David Hill, John Simms, Cozmic Dave, Bruce Leigh, Ian Hasman If you’ve been out and about in Newnham today … Continue reading

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WORK STARTS SOON ON THE RESTORATION OF NEWNHAM BELLS

After years of planning and fundraising, the long awaited work on the bells of Newnham church is about to start. It was back in 2012 that the parish learned that its eight bells were in such a poor state, that … Continue reading

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