Thursday, 30 May 2013

£100000 prayer to rescue Blackburn church bells
Lancashire Telegraph
Fr Daniels said he hoped more people would be encouraged to give bell ringing a go. He said: “I am a bell ringer myself. “Bell ringing is popular and there was a great resurgence in 2000 and for the Diamond Jubilee.” For more information about how to ...
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Hingham proposing a 2014 Heritage Day
Hingham Journal
Activities could range from a flag ceremony and cemetery tour and gravestone rubbing, to a bell-ringing display/instruction at the Memorial Bell Tower in Hingham Square and Hingham Militia military drills, to lectures, interactive events, a pie-making ...
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St Catherine's Church in Gorseinon celebrates centenary with a family peal
This is South Wales
CHURCH bells will be ringing out in Gorseinon this weekend to mark a special anniversary. St Catherine's is 100 years old this month, and to celebrate its birthday a unique peal of bells with a family connection to the church will be performed on ...
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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

SOUTH WOOTTON: Bells rededicated
Lynn News
A representative from the bell foundry that worked on the chimes made the journey from Loughborough for the service. After the service members of the ...

Monday, 27 May 2013

Cherwell Tries...Bell Ringing
Isabella Wilson tries bell ringing with the Oxford University Society of Change Ringers. Isabella Wilson on Saturday 18th May 2013 ...
Historic church bells restored at St Mary's Hitchin
Comet 24
Six of the bells will be rung on June 2 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation, with the full ring due to be officially dedicated on September 8. Anyone interested in taking up the art of bell ringing can call the church office on 01462 ...
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Friday, 24 May 2013

Ringers Relish Role In Making Cathedral Bells Peal | WAMU 88.5 ...
To the uninitiated bell ringing looks easy It seems like all you need to do is grab a rope pull and youve created beautiful music But when you watch Quilla ...
SLIDESHOW: Bell festival prepares for Archbishop's special visit
Ripon Today
The Middlesmoor villagers were very proud of their new bells and on June 11, 1868, the first peal was rung at 1pm by visiting bell-ringers from Sharow, near Ripon and the traditional procession was born as clergy, teachers, choir, churchwardens ...
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Our Neighbours: Who's been making the news round your way this week?
Islington Tribune newspaper website
The Middlesex County Association & London Diocesan Guild of Change-Ringers – the longest name of any bell ringing guild in the world – held their annual bell-ringing competition last week at St James' Church, Prebend Street. Two judges sat in the ...
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VIDEO: Bellringing at Ripon Cathedral
Ripon Today
Mr Wood and the team of 15-20 other cathedral bellringers are preparing for the national 12-bell striking contest, which will be hosted by Ripon Cathedral on June 22. A day of family festivities, the cathedral will also offer a beer tent and a bouncy ...
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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Ringing the bells of Hobart
ABC Local
The Hobart Bellringers is a group of volunteers who ring the bells at St David's Cathedral, which is currently the only church in Tasmania that has the full circle swinging bells needed for the English style of change ringing. The English style of bell ...

Monday, 20 May 2013

New bell completes project at historic tower
East Anglian Daily Times
On Friday, the Rev Canon Philip Banks blessed the third and final new bell to be installed there. The newbells, made at Taylor's Foundry in Loughborough, ...

Saturday, 18 May 2013

13th bell for Suffolk cathedral
ITV News
A group of bell ringers have been celebrating the arrival of a new bell for their cathedral. The bell is the 13th to be installed at the Norman Tower at St Edmundsbury Cathedral. It's been dedicated to Neil Collings, a former dean of the Cathedral, who ...

Friday, 17 May 2013

This is Kent
BELLRINGERS at Benenden Church are to be spared a "torturous" climb up the church's tower with the installation of a new handrail. Morag Ellis QC, a judge of the Church of England's Commissary Court of Canterbury has given the go-ahead, despite...
13th bell to be installed in Norman Tower
ITV News
This is the final bell of three which have been made at Taylor's Foundry in Loughborough. In 2012 the original ring of 10 bells was augmented with two ...

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Cumbrian church appeals for new bell-ringers
News & Star
Chris Decordova, who teaches bell-ringing at Cleator Moor's St John's, said the church is “desperately short” of ringers as at the moment there are only four who ring the four-ton bells. And churches in Whitehaven, Irton, Hensingham, Arlecdon and ...
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Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Shefford bells ring out once more
Newbury Weekly News Group
Dedication of the Bells; Shefford Church THE BISHOP of Reading, the Right Rev Andrew Proud, has rededicated the historic bells of St. Mary's Church, Great Shefford. The rare event took place in a special service conducted by the Rev John Townend.
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Church faces £32k bid to keep its bells ringing - Local - Sussex ...
Parishioners at an ancient church must raise thousands of pounds to keep their bells ringing – months after a ban stopping them from playing was lifted.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Festival raises more than £2k for church
East London and West Essex Guardian Series
The Fyfield Festival at St Nicholas Church in Willingale Road raised more than £2,000 towards the upkeep of the building, including new roofing for the spire. As well as bellringing, the festival included donkey rides, flower and fruit arranging, a ...
How to meet people and get some exercise... bell-ringing
Henley Standard
“It would be a great shame if the club was not able to continue. Some people do not like bells but most people do. “Bell-ringing is good exercise and it is good for meeting different people. It has a social aspect as we go to different towers to meet ...
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Bell ringers honoured for each completing 50 years of year at East Cambs church
Ely Standard
Fordham bell ringers Rosemary Palmer and Josie Whitwood were presented with certificates from the Ely Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers. It marked their 50 years of membership and regular ringing at the church of St Peter & St Mary Magdalene.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Bells to ring out across Westham after ten years
Eastbourne Herald
Valerie Macrae, who started bell ringing as a hobby in the late 90s, said she was delighted to be back at St Mary's Church. Valerie said, “It is a great hobby and really good fun. “It is also good for you health as it is quite a good way to keep fit ...

in-cumbria | Hunt is on for Dalton bellringers
RINGING THE CHANGES Andy Pollock is appealing for more people to sign up to his bell ringingsessions. He is ringing the church bells at St Mary's Church, ...
Ringing towards two new bells
This is Cornwall
Not only will there be the usual baking, art and poetry competitions sitting alongside the chance for non-ringers to try their hand at ringing the bells but this year will also mark the launch of the St Petroc Ringers' fundraising efforts to augment ...

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

North West Evening Mail | News | Hunt is on for Barrow bellringers
“The bell ringing community is like an extended family, and with more than 5,000 bell towers across the country, you will be made welcome if you drop into a ...
Rex Needle: Ringing the changes at the Abbey Church
Bourne Local
Church bells became common in Europe in the early Middle Ages and were originally rung either to signify the hour or the time for worshippers to go to church, perhaps to attend a wedding, funeral, or other service, and before the age of mass ...
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Monday, 6 May 2013

ANMER: A-peal of bells to fill church - SEE VIDEO
Lynn News
Peter Trent, principal advisor of bells from the Dioces of Norwich, said: “The bell has a good pitch relationship which chimes with the three bells restored last year. The bell is larger and lower-pitched, providing the Tonic note that completes the ...
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Muffles used after bell complaints - Church Times
Church Times
A DISPUTE over "noise pollution" between Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, and local residents has led to the placing of muffles on the bells. In an initiative last year, visiting tourists were invited to ringbells, but the inexperienced "ringers ...

Rock-solid church hits the 100 mark
Newcastle Herald
HIGH SPOT: Jack Gardiner views All Saints Anglican church's bell tower, which is 20metres tall. Picture: Peter Stoop. IN what's called old Singleton, surrounded by elegant houses and their beautiful gardens, is a church that links the Upper Hunter to ...
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ROYAL ESTATE: A-peal of bells to fill church
Lynn News
St Mary the Virgin church, Anmer on the Royal Estate at Sandringham. LtoR - Churchgoer David Brown, church bell engineer Matthew Higby (Matthew Higby & Co Ltd) and churchwarden Bill Walker after installing the fourth bell which is dated around 1350.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Cromer church bells appeal seeks to add to tower's sounds
Norwich Evening News 
Cromer church's fund to restore its six historic bells has already chimed with the locals - and is on course to reach its original £43,000 target. But there is also the chance to add two more new ones - which will help boost the bellringing ...
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Cromer church bells appeal seeks to add to tower's sounds
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
The idea of adding to the bells only came about when the managing director of the famous Whitechapel bell foundry - where Big Ben was cast - visited Cromer to assess the rest of the project, said Dr Gardiner. “We didn't realise how wonderful our belfry ...
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Norfolk Eastern Daily Press