St Michael’s Church in Church Brough, near Kirkby Stephen, hit the headlines recently when it was discovered that the church has the heaviest set of 4 bells in the world. What a claim to fame for this small village in Cumbria. The bells are due to be restored to full working order during 2022 with the help of a National Lottery grant. The Tenor Bell is 500 years old and it was probably cast on site at the time the bell tower was constructed.