Sunday, 31 March 2013

Restored bells St Michael's Church in Stone ring out
BBC News
Four 18th Century bells have chimed for the first time at a Staffordshire Church after being restored. St Michael's Church in Stone had the bells retuned and recast as part of a £130,000 project, after they became "more and more" out of tune. The bells ...
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Return of historic bells
Weston & Somerset Mercury
Rev Paul Larcombe and his team, along with local school children, welcomed their return from the bell foundry in London on Monday. Parishioners fundraised to find the tens of thousands of pounds for the work, which also included sprucing up the tower ...
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Saturday, 30 March 2013

Abbey hosts big bell-ringing day
This is Gloucestershire
TEWKESBURY will become the centre of West Country bell ringing for a day next month. The town's abbey will host the annual meeting of the Gloucester and Bristol Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers on April 13. Abbey spokeswoman Philippa ...
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Friday, 29 March 2013

Competition ringers
News Guardian
A New Experience for the Bell Ringers of Whitley Bay The members of St Paul s Guild of Bell Ringers entered a team to compete in the six bell striking competition organised by the Durham and Newcastle diocesan Association of Bell Ringers.
Schoolboy picks up award for fastest progress in campanology
This Is Wiltshire
Most improved young bell ringer Adam Hiscocks at Edington Church. Matravers pupil Adam Hiscocks has been given a bell-ringing award after progressing from novice to a Queen's Jubilee peal lasting nearly three hours in just two years. The 15-year-old, ...
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Saturday, 23 March 2013

New bells will ring the changes at St Anne's
Guernsey Press and Star (subscription)
It was announced earlier this year that an anonymous donor had come forward to pay for six new bells to be cast and added to St Anne's Church's existing six-bell peal. A very special 13th bell will also be added. The 15th century Sanctus Bell will be ...
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Friday, 22 March 2013

Help needed to ring the changes in Dee Valley
Denbighshire Free Press
The cost of replacing the stock amounts to £1500 and, although the ringing team have raised £160 and a donation of £150 has been awarded by the North Wales Association of Church Bell Ringers, there is still a way to go before the total is reached.
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St Mary's Church in Wistaston issues bell ringers plea
Nantwich News
Research published last year suggests bell ringing is also a good way of keeping fit. The study by The Churches Conservation Trust and a fitness charity found campanology improves core strength, agility and co-ordination. Anyone interested in joining ...
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Friday, 8 March 2013

Community rallies to get church's bells ringing again
This is Plymouth
THE parishioners of St Budeaux Parish Church have started an appeal to get their 16th Century bells ringing again. The bells – some of which rang out for Sir Francis Drake and Mary Newman's wedding at the church in 1569 – have been silent since August ...
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Thursday, 7 March 2013

Ron has rung borough bells for 57 years
This is Total Essex
RON Brown, who has won a lifetime achievement award, may be nearly 90 but there is no slowing down for the veteran bell ringer. The 88-year-old has been a campanologist for the past 57 years, during which he has taught hundreds of men and women the ...
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