Diamond Jubilee bell arrives at St Wulfram’s church

The bell is engraved with the names of the bell ringers at St Wulfram's.
The bell is engraved with the names of the bell ringers at St Wulfram's.

A special dedication ceremony was held at St Wulfram’s on Sunday to welcome the new Diamond Jubilee bell.

The bell, cast at John Taylor’s Bell Foundry in Loughborough, is engraved with the names of the St Wulfram’s bell ringers and has been paid for to a large extent thanks to a £7,000 donation from The Rotary Club of Grantham’s Jubilee Fund.

The rest of the funding came from the bell ringers themselves, who put their hands in their own pockets to help bring the bell to Grantham.

Special guests at the service included the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Anthony Worth, along with members of The Rotary Club of Grantham.

President of the Rotary Club of Grantham, Irvin Metcalf, hopes to ring the new bell once it is installed. In preparation, he has been learning the art of bell-ringing.

The bell can still be seen in the church and will be the focal point of this Sunday’s Mothering Sunday service at 9.30am at St Wulfram’s church.

Work to install the bell will begin on Monday.