ST AUGUSTINE’S BELFRY is open today as the “King of Holderness” Church starts its Midsummer Madness activities.

The belfry chamber is reached via an extremely narrow spiral staircase – there is only enough room to walk single file up or down. There are two possible stops on the 5-minute journey up the tower: The bell-ringers room where the campanologists conduct their art; and the room which seems to guide the bell ropes to the belfry. You can also see the mechanism for the Church clock.

The belfry itself contains the actual bells which were installed in the 1600′s.

If you are fit enough to climb the tower, then this is a journey well worth taking – donations to the Church funds and restoration appeal will be eagerly accepted!

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