The position of the new Ringing Gallery was never an issue, but the safety screen at the front of it was, and the design of this was of great debate.
After considering the galleries at other local churches, it was agreed that something similar to that at Blunsdon would be good but without any supports. This would allow the view of the west window not to be obscured.
The west window before the construction of the Ringing Gallery
Photo: Jenny Barnes
This photo was taken at the Dedication Service, and the single sheet of laminated toughened glass profiled to the shape of the western arch is mounted in an aluminium channel which is covered with a timber facia. Also note the new ceiling.
Photo: Gordon Wilson
In the photo are, L - R: Bill O'Connell (vicar), Nicky Pullan, Donna Pullan, Tony Pullan (tower captain), Bishop of Bristol, Simon Adams (John Taylor & Co)