Clock Working Again!

Community Spirit can be a wonderful thing and there has been plenty of it around Barmouth over the last few weeks.

As everyone has noticed, the clock on St John’s hasn’t worked since April 2015 (being stuck at 11:20) and £3000 was required in order to get it repaired to full working order.

Whilst the small congregation had tried its best to raise the funds over the course of the last few months along with several online donations to through this site, it became apparent that some extra help was needed.

Curate Rev'd Linda Baily accepting a donation of £1235.10 from Hayley

Curate Rev’d Linda Baily accepting a donation of £1235.10 from Hayley Jocelyn, Stephan Gladstone, Lisa Shaw and Dexter

Several small dedicated groups and individuals within the community decided to tackle this problem head on and organised fundraising evenings and sponsored walks and along with a sizeable donation from Barmouth Town Council of £1000 the amount of money required to repair the clock was reached.

Two engineers from Smith of Derby came to St John’s last Monday and Tuesday (5th and 6th of October) to carry out all of the extensive repairs in the bell chamber and the clock was restarted on Tuesday afternoon.  We are now hopeful that following this repair, the equipment in the bell chamber will continue to work for quite a number of years to come.

St John's Church Barmouth Clock under repair

St John’s Church, Barmouth, clock under repair

We are of course extremely grateful to everyone who has donated both their time and money to this cause to repair an iconic part of Barmouth and that the fruits of their labour are there for all to see when people want to check what time it is in the town!

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