Friday, 30 August 2013

Learn the ropes at church bells introductory course this weekendLeighton Buzzard Today
The bellringers of All Saints' Church, Marsworth are offering an outstanding opportunity to learn to ring Church Bells this weekend. The event is designed for ...
Pictures of stricken woman being rescued from 65ft church tower ...Ely Standard
Rev Simpson said the woman was watching her daughter learning how to ring the bells with one of the churches experienced bell ringers when the incident ...

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Bell ringing demonstrations at city church open daysThe Northern Echo
THE bells of a city parish church will be chiming at two special open days next month. Demonstration of bell ringing will be given at St Oswald's Church, Durham, ...
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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

More than 300 churches, sites ringing bells for MLK's 'I Have a ...
WASHINGTON - Church bells were ringing out Wednesday at the National Cathedral and nationwide to ans... - Latest News - Winnipeg Free Press.
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Let Freedom Ring

The 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I have a Dream" speech is being marked by bellringing across the USA and the world. Here's a small selection of the many news articles on the topic.

Okla. bell ringing ceremony to recognize speechKSWO
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A bell ringing ceremony is planned at the Oklahoma History Center in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic 'I Have a Dream' ...
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'From the hilltops of New Hampshire...'Conway Daily Sun
The King Center is coordinating bell-ringing events commemorating the anniversary across the nation, and has encouraged organizations and individuals to ...
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Bell-ringing event marks 50th anniversary of March on Washington and MLK Jr.'s ... McLane Carillon will participate in a nationwide bell-ringing event called "Let ...
The bell-ringing event will take place near the site's 1903 Illinois Central #790 ... speech with 'Let Freedom Ring' bell-ringing events and programs that affirm the ...
Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site will hold a brief bell ringing ceremony in observance of the 50th anniversary of the ...

Malloy urges bell ringing to mark King's 'Dream' speechMonroe Courier
Governor Dannel P. Malloy is asking residents and organizations to ring bells at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, as part of a nationwide commemoration of the ...
New Hampshire Celebrates 50 Years Of 'I Have A Dream'New Hampshire Public Radio
A "Let Freedom Ring" event will be held at 3 pm by the Liberty Bell on the State ... They will show Dr. King's speech and host a bell-ringing with members of the ...
U.Va., other campuses to sound bells marking 50th anniversary of ...Washington Post
At U.Va., the Office for Diversity and Equity will host an event prior to the bellringing during which students will read parts of King's speech. At a separate event, ...
Mayor encourages residents to join 'Let Freedom Ring ...Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Tomlinson will join Muscogee County School Superintendent David Lewis at Martin Luther King Elementary School Wednesday at 3 o'clock for a bell-ringing ...
University of Louisville to host event commemorating 50th ...The Republic
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — A bell-ringing ceremony at the University of Louisville is among events being held across the country Wednesday to commemorate the ...

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Churches Festival has a ring to it Diocese of Lichfield (press release) 
27 August 2013 For those who have always wanted to have a go at bell ringing, a perfect opportunity is just around the corner. As part of the Festival of ...
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Bell ringers celebrate peal's 100th anniversary in Watton-at-Stone Hertfordshire Mercury 
The eight bell ringers were celebrating exactly 100 years since the same bells were used to complete a Grandsire Triple – a continuously changing set of ...
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Sunday, 25 August 2013

Please back our bell tower appeal Worcester News 
Derek Skeys, chairman of the Pirton Church Tower Appeal, said that while the stunning bell tower is thought to date back to the 14th or early 15th century, they ...
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Learn the ropes at Marsworth's weekend bellringing courseHemel Gazette
The bellringers of All Saints' Church, Marsworth, are offering a crash course in campanology, and giving people the chance to learn how to ring churchbells ...
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Learn the ropes at Marsworth's weekend bellringing courseBucks Herald
The bellringers of All Saints' Church, Marsworth, are offering a crash course in campanology, and giving people the chance to learn how to ring church bells ...
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St Odulph's Church, Pillaton, lightning hole repairedBBC News
Blocks of granite weighing up to half a tonne smashed through the church's roof and lodged in thebell tower of the Grade I listed building. Parishioner Tony ...

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Fun and games at Mawgan Fete: PICTURESThis is The West Country
Once again the fete was organised by the churchwardens and bell ringers, who ... The church bells rang out at the start of the event and there were bell ringing ...
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Thursday, 22 August 2013

Bells ring out again thanks to fundraisers

This is Somerset-9 Aug 2013
A HARD-WORKING team from Wookey have secured the future of a peal of important church bells. The bells at St Matthew's Church, in Wookey ...
Celebrations commemorate Martin Luther King Jr's historic speechMail & Guardian Online
Marches, speeches and global bell-ringing are set to mark the 50th anniversary this month of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech.
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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Pealing Bells to Mark 50 Years Since MLK's 'Dream' SpeechCharisma News
The King Center is urging communities around the world to participate in abell-ringing ceremony this month to help commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin ...
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Sunday, 18 August 2013

Gt Doddington church bells to ring out on special datesNorthamptonshire Telegraph
Bell ringers at a village church are making an “ap-peal” for people to get in touch with ... The group is offering to play the bells at St Nicholas Church in Great ...
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Thursday, 15 August 2013

Work rings the changes to repair Barrow church's bellsNW Evening Mail
THERE may have been a few extra prayers muttered at St James' Churchyesterday as work began on removing the 130-year-old bells from the tower.
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Monday, 12 August 2013

Barrow Church bells begin journey to restoration NW Evening Mail 
The eight bells, dating from 1877, stopped ringing at St James' Church in 1999. All but the single service bell had to be silenced because of severe deterioration ...
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Church festival has a ring to it Droitwich Advertiser
For those who have always wanted to have a go at bell ringing, a perfect opportunity is on offer as part of the Festival of Churches taking place in Worcestershire, ...
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Friday, 9 August 2013

Cathedral to host bell ringing open day Ilkeston Today 
On display will be an exhibition of photographs of the bells. Visitors will also get the chance to watch and hear the mechanism that uses levers and hammers to ...
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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Worcester Cathedral Library and Archive: Bell foundry and bell ...Deirdre McKeown
Can you imagine churches without their bells? Here at Worcester Cathedral, on the east side of the cloister, are displayed some of the medieval bells of the ...
Worcester Cathedral Library and Archive

[This is a blog rather than a news item but is of significant interest to bellringers]

Monday, 5 August 2013

Honiton bell ringers beat off stiff competition  Midweek Herald
Three of the Honiton ringers, taught by Derek Ballard, are relatively new tobell-ringing and team say it was satisfying reward for all their hard work. Prior to the ...
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Saturday, 3 August 2013

Hendersonville's St. James to host bell-tower ringersAsheville Citizen-Times
The public is invited to hear the bell ringing during the meeting, which is best heard from the courtyard and parking lot in front of the church, 766 N. Main St.
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Friday, 2 August 2013

[Yes it's bellringing Jim, but not as we know it]
Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Cable Car Bell Ringing ContestKALW
LEONARD OATS: I'm a three-time bell-ringing champ in San Francisco, on the cable car. Everybody say, “Oh, you play at home, you play at home,” because I ...
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Thursday, 1 August 2013

So swell to win with bells Biggleswade Today 
Alice and Clarrie Scott – who are bell ringers at St Andrew's Church in Biggleswade – won first prize with the Bedfordshire team at the Ringing World National ...
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Tushingham Church celebrates 150
For most of the day, the church bells were rung as the chapel was open for visitors before the church hosted its main celebration a day later. A service was ...
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Pealing bells to mark 50 years since MLK's rousing speechWashington Post
ATLANTA — The King Center is urging communities around the world to participate in a bell-ringing ceremony next month to help commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.See all stories on this topic »