Bell Restoration Fund


Below are links to application form for the Chester DG Bell Restoration Fund, various grant-making bodies and some bellhangers and founders.  The links are not in any particular order, nor are they exhaustive.  The Guild BRO would appreciate being informed of any missing businesses/trusts and any broken links at

It is strongly advised to have a discussion with your Branch BRF Representative when you are considering work; the BRF team are here to help signpost you and offer impartial advice.

Chester Diocesan Guild Bell Restoration Fund

Potential Sources of Grants

Bellhangers and Founders

John Taylor & Co. (Loughborough, Leicestershire)

Matthew Higby & Co (Bath, Somerset)

Nicholson Engineering Ltd (Bridport, Dorset)

Pembletons (Chesterfield, Derbyshire)

TLB Services (Newark, Nottinghamshire)

Westley Bells (Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire)

Whites of Appleton (Abingdon, Oxfordshire)

Churches considering applying for grants from the BRF are advised that at least two quotations are preferred for an application if over £10k (ex. VAT), and that choice of contractor must be suitably justified.  Contact the BRO if there are any queries regarding this.

For assistance with sourcing second-hand bells or disposing of bells, please contact the Keltek Trust as well as us in the Chester Diocesan Guild.