County Voice

County Voice 2019: Issue 1

St Peter’s Church Bells Project – Ringing The Changes

The bells of St Peter’s Church, Ruthin, bought in the mid nineteenth century by public subscription, are being restored to their full ringing glory in 2019 thanks to a major grant from the National Lottery and other donations.

Archives show that ‘a great bell’ has been rung at St Peter’s since at least 1654 and by 1788 the church had a peal of six. These were replaced in 1843 and two new treble bells added in 1889, to make a peal of eight. 

Local schools were invited to design a logo for ‘Lottie’ the newly repaired bell when she returns from John Taylor & Co the Loughborough Bell Foundry. Over 120 entries were received from pupils aged 4 to 11 years from Ysgol Borthyn, Ysgol Pen Barras and Ysgol Rhos Street and the winning designers are being rewarded with a trip to the Bell Foundry in Loughborough. 

An exhibition to celebrate the return of ‘Lottie’ will show all of the entries received in the design competition; it can be seen in Studio 5 at Ruthin Craft Centre from April until June.

Lent Flower Installation - St Peter’s Church, Ruthin

Ruthin Craft Centre is working with St Peter’s Church to create an installation of flowers around the Cross in the grounds of the Church.   Everyone is welcome to create their Lent Flower either at the Church or in the Studio 3 activity space at Ruthin Craft Centre from 23rd February until Easter weekend.

The floral installation will be located at the front of St Peter’s Church from 20th April until 9th June 2019.  


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