How the Sharow Bells were Restored 

In 2020 Sharow PCC launched the Appeal for a Peal   Appeal for a Peal campaign

  • Do you love listening to the bells at St John’s?
  • Have you rung St John’s bells?
  • Have you used the bells to celebrate a wedding or the life of a loved one? 

From Easter Day 2023 the bells are no longer silent. 

Thanks to the National Churches Trust and support from bellringers and the local community, the bells have been professionally cleaned.


In 2024 it will be 200 years since the bells were cast and we can celebrate with a peal.


This was How we were helped get the bells ringing…

Make a donation…

All donations are welcome and will be acknowledged in Sharow Bells Restoration : Appeal for a Peal Commemorative Book

  • Donations of £10, for each year each bell has been in the tower, will raise a staggering £14,740. Our bells were cast in 1824 and 1871. The total number of “bell years” all 8 bells have been at St John’s is an amazing 1,474 years!
  • Remember a loved one by dedicating a donation in their name.
  • Club together with family, friends, neighbours to donate 

How to donate…

  • In person at St John’s, please mark your donation Appeal for a Peal and place in the safe, inside the church door.
  • Visit our JustGiving Appeal for a Peal campaign .
  • Attend an event at St John’s in aid of Sharow Bells Restoration.
  • Local bell ringing towers can invite a member of the St John’s bellringers to visit their tower on their practice night or Sunday service and bring cake in exchange for a donation.
  • For BACS donations and information about the bells please contact Bridget Taylor-Connor Tower Correspondent 07752981346  [email protected]

Help spread the word that our bells need our help…

  • Look in St John’s to see our display 
  • See “News from St John’s Bell Tower” in Roundabout, the parish magazine.
  • Follow updates on Sharow Bells Restoration | Facebook

Become a bell ringer…

  • Sing up to the online course explaining the theory of bellringing whilst St John’s Bells are being renovated contact [email protected]
  • Join ringers at St Mary’s Masham to have go and learn to ring bells contact [email protected]

Ring for the King – Ringing for the King’s Coronation


Thank you for supporting the Appeal for a Peal: Sharow Bells Restoration


Bridget Taylor-Connor St John’s Tower Correspondent

07752981346  [email protected]

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