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Little Paxton Church has Bell Appeal!

Great news today as we heard that we have got through to the finals of the PEOPLES MILLIONS competition – which is Lottery Funded.

We are competing for a grant of £50K towards the rehanging of our bells and refurbishment of an ancient clock – and if we were to secure that funding work would definately begin next spring.

This means in practice that on Wednesday November 24th we shall feature on Anglia ITV – two minutes of video about the project and the appeal – as yet we havent got a date when the television crew will come out to film but it will be soon.

On the day we shall find out what the phone number is that we can ring to vote for our project. We shall be up against one other heritage project – and the project which secures most votes on the day will win£50K.

Other projects will be competing against each other on other days that week – and the runner up with the highest votes will also receive 50K.

Its all very exciting. We know so many people are interested in what we are doing and support our project – we just need to encourage them to vote on the day. 10 calls ( the max you can ring) costs just  £1.00

This is community action at its best!

The bells havent been rung properly for 100 years – and until now there hasnt been the opportunity or funding to repair them. We are adding a couple more bells as well to make a peal of 6.


As soon as we have the number on the day – we shall make sure all our friends know what it is!

You can read more about it – and register to the Peoples Millions web-site   and show your support by going to:

AND at



October 27, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Dear Annette, My father (Leonard Galley) was Vicar of St.Neots 1943-1964 and also for a short time (during then) of the Paxtons & Toseland. Good luck with you bell appeal. I have voted for it.

    Comment by Rev. Giles Galley | November 24, 2010 | Reply

    • Dear Giles

      I hope you don’t mind me replying after all this time. I am sorry that i cannot remember if I did get back to you in November 2010, but If I didn’t I do apologise.

      I have been recently trying to research some of the previous vicars of the Paxtons with Toseland and wondered if you would be kind enough to send us a photograph of your father and/or a little biography of his ministerial life. He certainly gave stirling service to St Neots Church. was he at the Paxtons for very long?

      I hope you can get back to me and that this e-mail finds you in good health.

      With all good wishes

      Annette Reed
      ( Current Vicar of the Paxtons)

      Comment by paxtonvic | October 7, 2013 | Reply

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