Complaint about ringing of church in Southern England
The All Saints Church in Kenton, Devon, could have its chimes silenced. One new resident in the area has recently expressed a complaint about its noise.
All Saints Church vicar Rev John Williams admitted to The Telegraph that he is aware that the noise measured by Environmental Health is higher than the current permitted. “While some residents don’t mind hearing the clock at night and find it comforting, we are nonetheless required to respect the law,” he explained.
The church council is now looking for sponsors to buy a £2,000 mechanism to silence the clock chimes at night. Kenton parish council is now worried that by the time they managed to raise the money the local council could have already silenced the clock.