Service of Dedication on Wednesday 19 April at 7 pm

Service of Dedication on Wednesday 19 April at 7 pm

led by Rev Canon Julie Boyd, with the Bishop of Norwich conducting the blessing of the bell.

The service will be attended by His Majesty The King’s Lord-Lieutenant in Norfolk, Lady Dannatt, MBE.

All are welcome.

The village of Buxton, near Aylsham, has commissioned a new bell for the church – thought to be the only one in the world that has the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee logo on it.

Photo of the new treble (Platinum Jubilee) bell for St Andrew's, Parish Church, Buxton, Norfolk.
Photo of the new treble (Platinum Jubilee) bell for St Andrew’s, Parish Church, Buxton, Norfolk.

The bell will soon be hoisted up into the tower to join the other five bells, completing the ring of six. It will be the “Treble Bell” – the first to be heard when all six are rung in “rounds” from a high note to a low note.

Coffee Morning at Buxton Parish Church

On Saturday 22 April the Church is holding a coffee morning from 10 am to 1 pm

This will be your last opportunity to come and see the bell up close before it is winched up into the Belfry.

All are welcome.

The bell was cast especially for St Andrew’s Church in Buxton to replace the previous treble bell which had a catastrophic crack in it.

The bellringers and church sought permission from Buckingham Palace to use the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee logo early last year. Her Majesty passed away a few days before the old bell was winched down, but the new bell is a beautiful memorial to her incredible reign. As well as the Platinum Jubilee logo, there is a moulded dedication that reads: “This bell was cast to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen”.

An expert firm of bell hangers, Matthew Higby Ltd, was engaged to cast and tune the new bell.