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Our new old website !

As many potential visitors to the website in recent months will have discovered we had a problem with our new security certificate which meant that you had a scary warning each time you visited the read more

Commemorative Peal

On Sunday 11th November , Armistice day was marked by the countries church bells being rung. Child Okeford did its bit with the bellringers scoring the peal, thereby bringing the Bell project to a successful read more

Re-dedication of the Church Bells

Yesterday evening saw the culmination of a mammoth effort to replace the old, and rather heavy, church bells with a new and lighter set.  To start the evening a quarter peal was rung by some of the read more

The Bells, The Bells [Part two]

If you thought that you heard an occasional “dong” today coming from St Nicholas belfry, silent for the last two months, then you would not have been mistaken for the retuned old bells and read more

A Tale of two Tenors


On the 26th April the Belfry of St Nicholas Church fell silent and empty as the bells were removed, to be replaced in due course. The last bell down was the massive tenor bell [above] which was read more

The Bells, The Bells

The Bells, The Bells


“The project to replace the existing heavy, hard going bells with a lighter, more manageable ring is about to bear fruit.  The existing 6 bells are due to be taken down over the 19th/20th read more