Norfolk church vandalised over Bell-ringing practice

The Graffiti at St Nicholas Chapel, King's Lynn Credit: ITV News Anglia

A church in Norfolk's been vandalised because of the sound of its bells.

The words 'No bells' have been sprayed on a side door of St Nicholas Chapel in King's Lynn. It's in response to the weekly evening bell ringing practice sessions being held there.

The bell ringing sessions have been held each Wednesday while the town's Minster is undergoing repair work. It's meant the bells are being rung more often.

Bell-ringer Peter Jackson at St Nicholas Chapel. Credit: ITV News Anglia
Bell-ringing practice takes places every Wednesday evening. Credit: ITV News Anglia
St Nicholas Chapel, King's Lynn. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Bell ringing at the church goes back to the mid 1700s and because the vandalised door is part of the Grade 1 listed building, they can't just paint over it.

The Churches Conservation Trust, which maintains the building, has now received offers of help to clean up the graffiti.