In June 2014, 93 years after the last major restoration, a 2014 Bell Restoration Appeal was launched, because the bells were in need of a major MOT to ensure the ringing of them for another century. Its aim was to raise between £40,000 and £50,000.
The Appeal received an excellent response, with donations from parishioners and residents, local community groups, businesses and interest groups. There were also fundraising events held throughout the community, including two music concerts staged in the church and an Open Gardens / Scarecrow competition, sales of artwork and cards.
The old peal of five bells rang for the last time on Sunday, 4 January 2015 and on 10 January work began to remove them from the tower, with the assistance of a mini crane inside the church, lifting the bells over the balcony to the floor.
At John Taylor & Co of Loughborough, the original five bells were restored, added to with a second-hand tenor and newly cast treble bell and retuned as a peal of six bells and clock bell.
They arrived back at the church in June 2015, where the retired ‘Ancient Bell’ now exclusively chimes the hours, the clock hammer causing less damage than ringing with a clapper. A small eighth bell, the new Sanctus Bell (cast by John Warner & Sons Ltd in 1911), was previously the Garden Bell at nearby Stone Edge.
The peal is now a ring of six, still arranged anti-clockwise and ready to ring for another century.