Service of Re-Dedication of the Bells

A special service was held for the Re-dedication of the Bells

 at St Mary’s Church, Long Preston,

On Sunday May 10th 2009
with Rt Revd David James, Bishop of Bradford.

The Rt. Revd. David James & Rev. Rachel Wilson and the congregation.

The church was full for the service of worship and thanksgiving
to celebrate the rehanging of our restored church bells,
which have been repaired with generous grants
 from The Heritage Lottery Fund and other local sponsors,
 as part of the wider Heritage Project in the village.  

The Bishop, Rachel & Philip Johnston outside the church after the re-dedication of the bells.

Planting a tree in the churchyard

Rev. Rachel Wilson, Robert & Gail Cater,
the Rt. Revd. David James (Bishop of Bradford)

& Barrie Dove ( President of the Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers ) about to ring the bells for their first time.   

Click on the above to see a video of the new tree that was planted to replace the diseased one that had to be felled, and for a view of the church with the bells ringing.

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