The Bells Of St. Mary's

A Taunton Community Project

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Meeting with new church architect

The church has recently appointed a new architect so it was good to have the opportunity to brief him about the bell project and our future plans.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

The Somerset Bell goes large

News of the intention to cast the largest (tenor) bell of the new ring as the Somerset Bell to represent all the people of Somerset has caught the eyes of the press and local businesses and the total raised is now over the £3,000 mark. Donors are taking the opportunity to write in a special book which now contains several moving dedications to family members and friends.

If you wish to donate and leave a dedication you can find out more information at or donate via our BT MyDonate page marking it for the 'Somersert Bell'.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Somerset Bell

The SOMERSET BELL - a new bell to represent all the people of Somerset

A new site has been created providing further details at

You can find this and other interesting websites on our links page.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Flower Festival adds to funds

A most successful and enjoyable Flower Festival has been held in the church on the theme of 'a celebration of marriage'. Not surprisingly the displays included quite a few bells, including four large wicker ones (see picture) above the West door suspended through the trapdoor in the ringing room floor. The festival raised £4,000 which has been split between the Bell and Organ funds, thus helping us move further towards our target.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Ironman – 23 June 2015

On a day when the weather varied from bright sunshine to heavy downpours, we were pleased to assist with Taunton Rotary's Ironman event at Wimbleball reservoir by handing out refreshments to passing runners. There were over 1500 competitors and ensuring all had the opportunity to have a drink proved a busy but rewarding task, with many finding time to thank the helpers as they dashed past.

 mayor 2015Cllr Marcia Hill, Mayor of Taunton Deane and a Patron and supporter of the project, with Rosemary Tuhey, the project manager