During the weekend of the coronation church bells will be heard in all the villages of the Chew Valley – a traditional celebration for the installation of a new monarch for hundreds of years all over the country.

Some new ringers who responded to the ‘Ring for the King’ inspiration will be joining the more established and dedicated ringers in parish churches to ring for this special occasion.

East Harptree Church has chosen the Coronation weekend - Saturday 6th and Monday 8th May - to celebrate the completion of their tremendous refurbishment and developments at the beautiful church of St Laurence. The bells were recently returned to the church after extensive work, and will ring out in joyous celebration of the completion of the church project before and after the service on Sunday 7th May.

The earliest bell in St Laurence is dated 1627, when Charles I was on the throne – a long and illustrious service for a bell, ringing for 16 monarchs in total.