The renovated tower stairs at All Saints’ Church in Stamford have now ‘bedded in’ following completion of the works last October, and they will be dedicated tomorrow (Sunday) at 3pm.
There will be a small display in church on the day which will be of interest to anyone who wonders what happens ‘up the tower’.
Steeplekeeper Norman Norris’ birthday will also be celebrated with a quarter-peal being rung following the dedication to mark both events, and announce the evening service. This will be 45 minutes of continuous ringing by eight bell-ringers.
Mr Norris has for more than 30 years been a constant presence on Sunday mornings.
Weather permitting there will be trips to the top of the tower. If it is too wet or windy, visitors will be welcomed into the Ringing Room, where ringers and friends will be on duty to explain and demonstrate how the town is told there is something special happening in All Saints’.