Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Bells Appeal

 

In April Buckingham Palace released the exciting news that The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee River Pageant of one thousand vessels will proceed down the Thames on Sunday 3 June 2012 from Putney Bridge to Tower Bridge. I quote: The flotilla ‘will be made up of five sections each separated by a “herald barge”, the first of which will be a floating belfry of eight new bells cast by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in east London and commissioned by the 17th century City church of St James Garlickhythe.

Fundraising is now well underway and I invite you to consider joining in the fun!

An appeal for a new ring of Eight Bells to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2012. The bells are being commissioned by St James Garlickhythe and will be hung in the Church Tower in time for Christmas 2012.

 In June 2012, the Bells will be hung on a boat and rung to herald the Royal Procession of boats sailing on the River Thames from Chelsea to Greenwich. Later in the year, it is hoped that they will feature in the Lord Mayor's Parade.

Any excess funds will be used for the fabric our historic church.

Donors can now make online giving (with gift aid) at: https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/stjamesgarlickhythe

The link to the Bells Appeal specifically is: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/bellsappeal/54277

The general link to the 'mydonate' homepage is: http://www.btplc.com/mydonate