St Mary, Berry Pomeroy, has a good ring of 8 bells with a tenor weighing 14¾ cwt. A significant project was recently completed to clean out the belfry and wire-brush and paint the bell frame and bell headstocks, which were suffering from surface rusting. All the work was carried out by the ringers, involving more than 80 man-hours of work in the belfry plus additional time spent in planning, material ordering, travel, trips to the tip, etc. The church authorities are very grateful to the ringers for their time and expertise in completing this project.

Before and after photos: