Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Steeple Ashton and Keevil bell ringers mark historic momentThis Is Wiltshire
The bell ringers of Steeple Ashton and Keevil churches marked a brief moment in history by ringing rounds at precisely 9.10pm on the 11th day of the ...
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New Year's Honours: Full list of people recognised in Norfolk ...Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Betty Baines at St Mary's church in Diss. She has been made an MBE for services to bell-ringing. Photo: Bill Smith ...
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New Year's Honours: Norfolk bell ringer Betty Baines appointed MBEBBC News
A woman who has helped secure the future of bell ringing across the east of England has been appointed MBE in the New Year Honours list for her ...
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New Year's Honours: Norfolk bell ringer Betty Baines appointed MBEBBC News
A woman who has helped secure the future of bell ringing across the east of England has been appointed MBE in the New Year Honours list for her ...
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Sunday, 29 December 2013

Ringing in 2014 in style...Derbyshire Times
The ringing chamber at All Saints Church now boasts a new set of blue and gold bell ropes replacing strings which are around 20 years old. The ropes ...
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Friday, 27 December 2013

The bells are back in HenleyStratford Observer
On Wednesday (October 2), three ancient church bells came back to St NicholasChurch in Beaudesert Lane after a spell at a bell foundry in ...
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Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Can you help church bells hit the right note?Ely Standard
The church bells at St George's in Littleport will soon be ringing out across the parish again after many months sat silent and the church is looking for a ...

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Two stories about silencing of bells...

After Protests Over All-Day Ringing, Manhattan Church's Bells ...New York Times
The controversy over a Christmas-time bell barrage from a Manhattan churchescalated on Monday, after the church, which recently began an all-day ...
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Council forces church to silence its bells at night because they are ...Daily Mail
Last year, meanwhile, the bells of All Saints' Church in Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, were silenced from 11pm to 7am after a single complaint from a ...
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New bell cast in Whitechapel for Neston churchThis Is Wiltshire
Worshippers at a church in Neston will have an extra reason to celebrate when the bells ring out on Christmas morning, following the installation of a ...

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Church offered financial lifeline after woodpeckers turned roof into ...Gazette
The historic All Saints Church in Stisted, which is regularly used by bellringers, a mother and baby group and village primary school, has been ...

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Way We Were: Former Audley bell-ringer Reg Proctor relives ...Stoke Sentinel
A FTER spending 65 years ringing the bells for St James' Church in Audley – following in the footsteps of his father to become the tower captain – the ...
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BBC News - Loughborough bell foundry repairing New Zealand ...
In the third part of East Midlands Today's series on carols, Carol Hinds looks at bells and their part in Christmas singing.
Christmas bells ring in happy news for ChristiansBillings Gazette
At midnight on Dec. 24, church bells all over the world will ring out the joyful news of Christmas. From Bethlehem's Manger Square to London's ...

Friday, 20 December 2013

Christmas tree festival raises £1500 for church appealRutland and Stamford Mercury
The Seaton Church Tower Appeal committee hopes to raise £25,000 for ...They also need to replace the church bells' bearings and would like to ...

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Three-hour birthday bell peal for Gail, 70The Press, York
Three-hour birthday bell peal for Gail, 70. A THREE-hour full peal was rung from St Peter's Church in Norton on Saturday to mark a special birthday.
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A Storm-Lashed British Isle Famous For Church Bells, Populated By ...NPR
The second part of NPR's series on maritime Britain begins on a small ferry en route to the storm-lashed island of Lundy. The island, just three miles ...
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Monday, 16 December 2013

Church appeal launched to restore bells and organLoughboroughEcho.net
In 1947, having become increasingly difficult to ring, the church approached John Taylor's Bell Founders Ltd and a decision was made that they ...
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Alan Titchmarsh: the bells of waiting advent ringsTelegraph.co.uk
Over the next couple of weeks, church choirs will be working overtime. But also doing their bit, by calling the flock to worship, will be the bell ringers ...
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Sunday, 15 December 2013

Exploring The Last Green Valley: Famous [US] bell-maker had local rootsNorwich Bulletin
Apparently, bell-founding and clock-making were equally interesting to him. Hanks started a foundry and began to make large church bells. He made the clock ...
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Saturday, 14 December 2013

Appeal launched to keep bells ringing in Seaton - Rutland Times
An appeal has been launched to raise funds for the urgent repair of bells and a clock at a village church.
Appeal launched to keep bells ringing in SeatonRutland and Stamford Mercury
“A church and a village without bells would be a sad development. To me, the sound of church bells ringing out across the valley epitomises Rutland village life.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Bells to toll for Nelson MandelaWestern Advocate
THE bells of Bathurst will toll for Nelson Mandela to mark the day of his burial. The Bathurst Bell Ringers have planned a ringing tribute to the anti-apartheid icon ...
Villagers support church bellsDartmouth-Today
WELL, not literally of course, but when 'Friends of St Peters' in Stoke Fleming decided to raise money for the renovation of their church clock and bell tower one ...
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Church is to re-openHarborough Mail
church will re-open on Sunday following restoration work which has seen new ... the Green from 6pm, followed by refreshments in the church and bellringing.
Great George tolls to celebrate life of MandelaUniversity of Bristol
Great George, the University of Bristol's famous bell, will ring out across the city this Sunday to mark the life and death of Nelson Mandela, the first black ...
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Cathedral bells ring at school's carol serviceWatford Observer
Aldenham School Pupils got a chance to try bell ringing when they held their carol service at St Albans Abbey on Tuesday night. Mr John Wyatt, director of music ...
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£3m bid to save bell foundry buildingLoughboroughEcho.net
LOUGHBOROUGH Bell Foundry is trying to raise around £3m to save its Victorian building after suffering a number of maintenance problems. Taylor's Bell ...
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Towering task for bell volunteersBury Free Press
This week eight volunteers have been helping professional bell hanger Steve Westerman to lower sixbells and their frame from the tower of St Nicholas' Church ...

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Half way tolls for bell appealMalvern Gazette
“Once the work is done, I hope we can encourage new ringers to join us and safeguard the future of bell-ringing at the priory.” Great Malvern Priory was founded ...
Delays mean Barrow church bells WON'T ring out for Christmas DayNW Evening Mail
BELLS in a Barrow church will not be restored in time to ring this Christmas. The £160,000 improvement to the bells at St James' Church, Blake Street, started in ...
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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Gail Cater celebrates 70th birthday with bell ringing at Norton churchThe Press, York
The parochial church council has agreed to host the peal after a request from Gail Cater, the longest-serving member of York Minster ringers, who is celebrating ...
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Monday, 9 December 2013

Church Bell Ringing for Mandela – The Southern African Catholic ...Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference
You are requested to ring your church bell in honor of the late former President Nelson Mandela at 12pm on Wednesday 11th December 2013. Nelson Mandela ...

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Santiago bells: Swansea service to mark Chile cathedral fireBBC News
They were taken to the 12th Century All Saints Church in Mumbles, while a fourth bell was found in Neath. All four bells have been returned to Chile in recent ...
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Friday, 6 December 2013

Shropshire bell-ringer blocks escape for lead thievesshropshirestar.com
Tower captain Roy Page was alerted when the church alarm was sounded and drove straight to St Mary's Church in Alveley, near Bridgnorth, to challenge the ...
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Thursday, 5 December 2013

Christ Church Cathedral bell tolls 95 for Mandela

St. Louis American - ‎5 hours ago‎
At 5 pm today, the[1] 5,732-lb bell in Christ Church Cathedral's tower – the largest bell in Missouri – tolled 95 times ... once for each year in the extraordinary life of Nelson Mandela, who died today in Johannesburg. "The mission of the church is reconciliation ...

In Downtown St. Louis, A Bell Tolls For Mandela

KMOX.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
ST. LOUIS (KMOX/CBS) - The largest bell in Missouri tolled for Nelson Mandela Thursday night. The 5,732 pound bell atop Christ Church Cathedral in downtown St. Louis tolled 95 times, one for each of the South African leader's years on Earth, beginning at ...

St. Louis area clergy, activists and elected officials hail Mandela's great ...

STLtoday.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
ST. LOUIS • At 5 p.m. Thursday, the great bell of Christ Church Cathedral in downtown St. Louis tolled 95 times, and no one had to ask for whom the bell tolled. It rang once for each year of Nelson Mandela's life. He had died just hours earlier in Johannesburg.

Loughborough Victorian bell foundry in £3m fundraising bidBBC News
A foundry that has been making bells for more than 200 years has begun a attempt to ... "This is a focus for bell ringing and bell manufacturing in the country.
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Andrew Meneely (1802-1851): Founder of world-renowned Meneely ...Albany Times Union
Andrew Meneely has a name and a sound that resonates across the centuries and across the Capital Region whenever church bells peal for Sunday services or ...
Bells' return ends a three-year silenceThis is Somerset
This makes it one of the oldest working church bells in the country. ... Conservation work on thebells and bell tower was undertaken by Strachey Conservation of ...

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Bell Tower Memorial acquires land, begins fundraising
The second floor will be reserved for the carillon bell-ringing system, office space and potential small group gatherings. The third floor will house the "bells.".

Monday, 2 December 2013

iTunes - Music - Church Bell Ringers
Top songs and albums by Church Bell Ringers on the iTunes Store. Songs by Church Bell Ringers start at just $0.99.

[So now apparently you can buy changeringing on itunes! I wonder how much money it makes for the ringers!]