Sharow Bells Restoration : Appeal for a Peal  Help get our bells ringing!  Appeal for a Peal campaign page.

  • 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? 

Sadly, the bells are silent. Toxic with pigeon guano. The bells need to be professionally cleaned and repaired.

In 2020 Sharow PCC launch the Appeal for a Peal. In 2024 it will be 200 years since the bells were cast, we are hoping to get the bells ringing so we can celebrate with a peal.


  • Help raise £10,000 to restore the bells


Make a donation and help get the bells ringing! 

At St John’s, please mark your donation Appeal for a Peal and place in the safe, inside the church door.

Or visit our JustGiving Appeal for a Peal campaign page.

Attend an event at St John’s in aid of Sharow Bells Restoration. Next event

  • Saturday 28th May 2 – 4pm An Afternoon of Discovery Children’s I spy and a quiz, moth and wildflower identification, handbells, monuments and cake. All for a donation of £5

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

All donations are welcome.

  • 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 £1,250 to clean one bell.
  • A one off donation from a benefactor would enable all the bells to be cleaned.

All donation, if requested, will be acknowledged and recorded in an

Appeal for a Peal: Sharow Bells Restoration Fund Commemorative Book


Thank you for supporting the Appeal for a Peal: St John’s Bells Restoration Fund

  • Help spread the word that our bells need our help.
  • Look in St John’s to see our display 


Bridget Taylor-Connor St John’s Tower Correspondent


Appeal for a Peal campaign page.