Last Word: Resounding On Valentine’s Day 2020, church bells once again pealed across Bedfordshire. The freshly restored belfry at St Lawrence Church, Steppingley, ensured that villagers heard their chimes for the first time in three decades. Jonathan Worsley, Editor photo: iStock At my own church, we don’t have any bells. Part of me would love to install some. They remind me of summer weddings and playing cricket in my youth. But the cost (a mere £15,000 per bell) prevented me from raising it at our church budget meeting. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.