Sunday, 23 March 2014

Evesham Observer
Make time to visit the Bell Tower
Ringing Master Chris Povey, who first rung bellsin Evesham more than 50 years ago, said: "With this iconic building at the heart of Evesham's historic ...

Friday, 21 March 2014

Craven Herald
Celebrations ring out as new bells dedicated at old church at Horton-in-Ribblesdale
St Oswald's Church at Horton-in-Ribblesdale will hold a weekend of celebration to mark the arrival of two new bells. Its four existing bells have been ...

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Exmouth Journal
TV gardening expert brings in bell funds
The East Budleigh Bell Ringers were amongst those attending the talk. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exb 7970-11-14AW. To order your copy of this ...

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Market Rasen Mail
Ringing out sound of success
Caistor Church Bell Ringers (pictured) are simply the best. The Caistor Tower has been presented with the Alan Hewitt Shield by Andrew Lord, the ...

East London and West Essex Guardian Series
Tributes paid to bell-ringing captain
Tributes have been paid to a man who dedicated his life to maintaining the tradition of church bell-ringing, voluntary education and promoting local ...

Historic restoration of Preston Bells!
Elizabeth, the organiser of the Preston Bells public appeal, says that there had been a desire in the village to get the bells restored and ringing again ...

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

National 12-bell striking competition comes to Waltham Abbey
Ringing will take place between 11.30am and 2.30pm on Saturday followed by a bell-themed organ recital at 3pm in the church as part of the regular ...

Campaign group hope visits to tower will spark more fundraising
By exploring the Bell Tower's ringing chamber, the campaign group, which needs to raise £500,000 to repair and conserve the building, hopes people ...

Mansfield Chad
Warsop: Faithful Fred's 75 years of bell ringing service
A man for whom bell ringing 'was his life' was still climbling the tower at the Warsop church he loved just weeks before his death. Friends and ringing ...

Monday, 17 March 2014

Plymouth Herald
Funds raised to keep bells of a Plymouth church ringing
The team of 12 to 13 bell ringers includes Cyril Nicholls a bell ringer since 1958, Ann Carter, bell ringer, secretary and treasurer for 32 years, Brian ...

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Electrical fault believed to be cause of blaze at ancient church

Romsey Advertiser-10 Mar 2014
An electrical fault is thought to have been the cause of the fire which badly damaged a historic church in Timsbury yesterday (Sunday).

[The belfry contained two bells by Thomas Mears dated 1823. ]

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Cambridge News
News from Linton
Linton's bell ringers are very pleased that Catherine Richardson has been elected as Cambridge district secretary, Cambridge district of the Ely ...

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Tod Squad welcome church peal home
The "Tod Squad" bell ringers welcome the refurbished bells home to the ...The church tower dates back to 1869 and is one of only two Unitarian ...

Monday, 10 March 2014

Diss Express
Bellringing taster sessions offered
A Ringing Taster Day is being held at Brockdish Church on Saturday, March 15, ... teacher guiding participants through the early stages of bellringing

Daily Echo
Severe blaze in medieval Hampshire church
The blaze ripped into the roof and bell tower but swift action saved around half of the roof of the Norman church in Manor Road. The alarm was raised ...
[Of interest I think in spite of the fact that this is not a bellringing church]

BBC News

Barrow's St James' Church bells to ring once more
Bells at a Cumbrian church will ring out for the first time in almost 16 years. The eight bells at St James'Church in Barrow were declared unsafe after ...

BBC News - Barrow's St James' Church bells to ring again
Eight corroded bells which have been silent for more than a decade are to ring out again, thanks to a lottery grant.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Tributes made to bell ringer
He rang bells regularly in churches in Repton, Melbourne and Ticknall ... He was also a member of the Derbyshire Association of Church Bellringers ...

Look Local
Appeal for Wortley's bells
QUINTESSENTIALLY part of the sound landscape of England, church bells in towns and villages are used to celebrate special occasions, weddings ...

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

World's first ring of bells?
Financial Express
Are Stonehenge's Boulders Actually Big Bells?
“The percentage of the rocks on the Carn Menyn ridge are ringing rocks, they ring just like a bell,” Paul Deveraux, an investigator with the project, told ...

Hingham Memorial Bell Tower project happening in phases
Last spring, structural repair work began on the Memorial Bell Tower beside the Old Ship Church, Phase 2 in a 3-phase project. According to Tom ...

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Photo Gallery: Bell ringers celebrate St Peter Mancroft Church's 300th anniversary
But it was not until 1914 when a group of women seized the chance to try their hand atbell ringing. Now the team behind this research is hoping to ...

Monday, 3 March 2014

Irish Times
St Bartholomew's bells ring out once more
Vicar Andrew McCroskery of St. Bartholomew's Church of Ireland in Ballsbridge, Dublin: “Out of the blue we got a very short email from the council ...

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Damaged St Stephen-by-Saltash Church tower in danger of collapse
A 15TH-CENTURY church tower is in danger of collapse after suffering extensive damage in the recent storms. The bell tower of the grade one listed ...