Wednesday, 31 December 2014


Celebratory peal as Charlton-on-Otmoor bellringer celebrates 50 years in steeple
AFTER 50 years of ringing the bells at his village church, William Haynes ... Half a century on and the 76-year-old is still ringing out as the Church of ...

Monday, 29 December 2014

Church bells ding-dong 'resolved' by invention


BBC News

Church bells ding-dong 'resolved' by invention
A campaign group in a village split over noisy church bells deemed ... The bells, which chime through St Mary's clock mechanism, have been ringing ...

Village church forced to soften its chimes after being banned from pealing through the night ...


BBC New

Village church forced to soften its chimes after being banned from pealing through the night ...
A campaign group in a village that was split over noisy church bells .... In 2011, a pensioner confronted a group of six professional bell-ringers before ...

Sunday, 28 December 2014


BBC News
Ashwell villagers raise £3000 for church bells to ring 'more gently'
People who fought to keep a village's church bells chiming overnight say they have raised £3,000 for a device to make them ring "more gently".

Helston parish church bells to fall silent for repairs
Essential work will be carried out to the bells of Helston's parish church after a successful fundraising campaign. Maintenance on the bells of St ...

Wednesday, 24 December 2014


St Georges rings the changes in teaching campanology!
A Douglas church is the first on the Island to install state of the art technology for its bell ringers. Soon to be featured on the BBC's technology ...

cornishguardian.co.uk
Historic bells set to ring out for St Goran
Looking down on the work being carried out in the belfry to accommodate the newbells at St Goran Church. BOTL20141210A-003_C.

Monday, 22 December 2014


BBC News
New bells at Christ Church in Bath will ring again following dedication by the Bishop of Bath and ...
New bells, to be hung at Christ Church in Bath, have been dedicated by the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church's old bells were taken down in July ...

BBC News
New church bells in Bath dedicated by Bishop
A number of measures to control and direct the sound of the bells upward, to avoiding disturbing the church's neighbours, have been included in the ...

Bells To Ring Out The Old Year "for the first time this century".
When the bells ring out in the spired, medieval tower of St Michael and All Angels Church, on December 31, it will not mean that war has broken out; ...

Appeal celebrates 300 yrs of Norwich ringing
MancroftBellsCF An exciting project at St Peter Mancroft Church will reveal the rich heritage of bell-ringingin Norwich, helped by a new book giving a ...

Sunday, 21 December 2014


Buckingham Advertiser
Ding-dong celebration as church bells arrive
Church warden Joy Payne said the arrival of the bells from the historic ... He is a regular bell ringer at Westminster Cathedral and performed at Prince ...

Saturday, 20 December 2014


News Dispatch
Restored chimes to ring out from Trinity bell tower
"The restoration of the bell tower chimes at TrinityChurch is our Christmas gift to Michigan City," the Rev. Tanya Scheff said. "As the chimes ring out, ... tubular bells...

Western Telegraph
Bell ringer recognised for his outstanding work in the community
He was commended for being an experiencedbell ringer and captain of the Bell Tower at St David's Cathedral. He started ringing in the 1960's and is ...

Wednesday, 17 December 2014


The Northern Echo
Ringing out the bells of remembrance
SOMBRE bells tolled out across Darlington in honour of a soldier from the town killed during the bombardment of Hartlepool. The Durham and ...

Tuesday, 16 December 2014



The Northern Echo
Bells to ring out in memory of Darlington soldier killed in bombardment
BELLS will ring out tomorrow (Tuesday) in tribute to the Darlington soldier killed 100 years ago in the First World War bombardment of Hartlepool.

Monday, 15 December 2014


Hartlepool Mail

Church bells are set to ring out in Hartlepool to mark the bombardment
Andrew Frost, secretary of the Hartlepool Bellringers, said: “Church bells have been rung for this kind of important commemoration for hundreds of ...

Saturday, 13 December 2014

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Whitechapel Bell Foundry to ring in 2015 with 4G network
Manufacturing company the Whitechapel Bell Foundry has signed up as a member of the EE 4GEE Pioneers programme to demonstrate how it is ...
Whitechapel Bell Foundry to ring in 2015 with 4G network
One of the UK's oldest running businesses uses EE 4G network to sell its iconic bells around the world...

EE 4G helps Whitechapel bell foundry ring in new year around the world
(Source: EE Limited) 11 December 2014 Britain's oldest manufacturing firm has made many iconic bellsthat will ring in the New Year, including Big ...

Online Trends
One of the UK's oldest running businesses uses EE 4G network to sell its iconic bells around the world.

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Thursday, 11 December 2014


Irish Times
Ding dong merrily on high: the maths of Christ Church belfry
An archaic 400-year old technology led to a craze that brought a branch of mathematics into being. But how does all that relate to bell-ringing?

Monday, 8 December 2014


Stourbridge News
Hagley church hopes to pull in newbell ringers
St John's Church, Hall Lane, is hosting a workshop for anyone interested in having a go at bell ringing on Saturday January 17 from 1pm to 3pm.

Saturday, 6 December 2014


Torquay Herald Express
LINCOLN SHAW: Week bellringers went on strike
Not too many fisticuffs in the belfry then and usually a happy atmosphere, especially on outings to ring some other villagers bells. But not always it ...

Friday, 5 December 2014


NOW Bath
Bishop's Blessing For New Bells Of Christ Church
After an extensive fundraising effort, the new bells of Christ Church on ... the once regular bell ringing gradually lessened after the First World War as ...

Thursday, 4 December 2014


Limerick Post
The sound of bells
This piece has been composed by one of the visiting bellringers and is the first in this type of bellringingmethod. On Saturday, the melodious sound of ...

BEAMINSTER: Netherbury will soon have its bells ringingagain
Graham Hawkins, tower captain of the bell ringers and a member of the bell restoration committee, said: “Things were beginning to wear out and there ...

Wednesday, 3 December 2014


Lytham Today
Bells fall silent for stalwart ringer John
He said: “I joined St Cuthbert's as a bell ringer at the age of 15, my father and brother were already bell ringers so I was brought up into the job.”.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014


Ely Standard
Bell ringers hope concert will help boost recruitment drive
The event, taking place in St James' Church, is being held to raise funds for the Ely Diocesan Association ofChurch Bell Ringers' recruitment and ...

Ilkeston Today
Council strives to keep bells ringing
Thousands of pounds that has been raised for urgent work to restore the bells at Ilkeston's St Mary's Church looks set to be match-funded by Erewash ...

Sunday, 30 November 2014


Handbells at Christmastide concert at St James' Church, Stretham
... ringers from the area, starts at 7pm and is raising funds for the Ely Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers' Recruitment and Training Fund.

Friday, 28 November 2014


Bromsgrove Standard
Bromsgrove MidWinterFest proves itself popular
Visitors were able to see the town illuminated from 200ft in the air by climbing the church tower, give bell-ringing a go, embark on a scary ghost walk ...

Bells ring out in celebration of stalwart's 50-year 'peal'
Phil Rothera was commended by the Ancient Society of College Youths, one of the leading church bell ringing societies in the world, with a peal ...

Sunday, 23 November 2014


Cambridge News
Do you know who is ringing thebells in these pictures?
Do any of these photos ring a bell with you? This weekend, Memories is reeling back the years to the 90s and early 2000s, and tackling an appealing ...
Campanologomania
Cabinet Magazine
... I exercise myself an Hour every Morning upon a dumb Bell that is placed in a Corner of my Room, and pleases me the more because it does every thing I require of it in the most profound Silence...

Ilkeston Today
Ilkeston business backs bellrestoration ap-peal
A donation of £400 has been made from its 'Making a Difference Locally' charity fund towards the restoration of the bells at St Mary's Church, on the ...

Friday, 21 November 2014


Norwich Evening News
Real character whose fame rings through the decades
The bell ringers at Mancroft, one of the finest medieval churches in England, have much to celebrate and the ringers are among the best in the country, ...

Leicester Mercury
Historic Trinity Chapel bells ring out once again at De Montfort University
One of the bells in the former Trinity Chapel at De Montfort University is ... The bells were rung by Leicester Cathedral bell ringers Garry Mason and ... it is wonderful to see and hear the bells ringing again. It is important...

Western Morning News
Safety fears silence church bellsafter 100 years of service
Rev Peter Sear, of the church, said: “The ring of the ten bells is famous for having been used in the past by the BBC and have a reputation of having ...

Gloucestershire Echo
The bells of St Peter's Church in Stanway will ring out again after £45000 renovation
The bells of a Cotswolds church will soon ringout after a two-year silence following a campaign to have them restored. Despite having rung out over ...

Wednesday, 19 November 2014


Croscombe Church was struck by a lightning bolt out of the blue
Work by the famous Loughborough Bell Foundry of Taylors is due to start ... Three of the bells are considered to be important enough to have been ...

Monday, 17 November 2014


West Sussex Gazette
Bell-ringer rings at namesake town
STALWART bell-ringer Jim Lilley has ticked off another item on his to-do list, this time ringing the bells at his namesake town. Mr Lilley, of Shoreham, ...

Sunday, 16 November 2014


Eerie silence from St Peter's Church, Evercreech, on Remembrance Sunday
A similar problem with the bells at Kilmersdon last year saw one of the bells fall from its frame and through the belfry floor, sending the ringers running ...