Sunday, 31 August 2014

Photo gallery: Kessingland's church tower open day sparks interest in bell ringing
Between 10am and 6pm, more than 170 people visited St Edmund'sChurch to view the belfry, see its six bells and watch bell-ringing demonstrations.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Bell-ringer Annie saddles up to keep church bells ringing
The ride was organised by Pearl Jeanes, the education officer for the bell ringers in Taunton and the group made it to the end of the challenge on ...

Bell-ringer Annie saddles up to keep church bells ringing
BELL-RINGER has completed a journey across Somerset on horseback to raise money for St Mary Magdalene Church in Taunton. Annie Suddaby ...

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Lions help bell ringers near target
The ringers set out last year to raise more than £40,000 to overhaul the bells at All Saints Church, expecting it to take several years to raise the money.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

BBC News
Ventnor church bells silenced after one complaint
Mark Bell, treasurer of Holy Trinity Church in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight, said the church had agreed to stop the bell ringing while the council ...

Daventry Express
Bellringing to mark an anniversary
Sylvia and Michael Henley successfully bid for thebells at the Holy Cross Church in Daventry to be rung for a special occasion on Saturday, August 9.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Falmouth Packet
Mawgan Church summer fair: PICTURES
The church bells rang out at 2pm before Julian Rand, the village's newly honoured MBE who runs Glebe Hall Cottages in Mawgan with his wife Ali, ...  bell ringing taster sessions...

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Church bells to ring out for the first time in years
The bells at St Mary's Church, South Creake have been silent to protect ... Work on the bells will be carried out by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry... ...The sound of church bells across our villages is a particularly important...

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Lynn News

Bells to ring by the end of year
The bells of St Mary's Church in South Creake will be ringing out once more by the end of the year after it won a Lottery grant for restoration... The sound of church bells across our villages is a particularly important part of English life...

Monday, 11 August 2014

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
'For whom the bell tolls' - Aylsham's poignant ritual to honour each of its war dead
Further special bellringing events are planned until 1918, including a quarter peal on mid-summer's day 2017 to honour those whose death is ...

Harborough Mail
Bell record set at cycling festival
A full 639 cyclists, led by bell-ringing musicians from the Guildhall School of Music, easily surpassed the total of 503 cycling bell-ringersset in 2003 by ...

The Independent
RideLondon 100-mile bike race kicks off by breaking Guiness World Record for largest bicycle bell ...
Olympic and Commonwealth gold medal cyclist Laura Trott and former British downhill skier Chemmy Alcott joined 639 cyclists, led by bell-ringing ...

[Sadly, breaking the record for the number of cycle bells ringing at the same time made national news while real bellringing for the Tour de France did not. Ed)

Bedford Today
Lottery cash helps bells of St Mary's as work begins on restoration
The cash is from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the project, The Bell's of ... We're looking forward to our bells ringing out even more tunefully and ...

Thame Today
THAME: Church bells are back – but for how long?
Chris and Lesley Mott, who – somewhat ironically – live in Bell Lane, ... had complained about the noise, but this had not been verified by thechurch.

Harrow Times
Church bell rings to remember outbreak of First World War
St Mary's Church in Church Hill, Harrow-on-the-Hill, rang the bell 96 times to with each one representing members of the church who died in the war ...

Oxford Mail
The bells ring out
Bell ringers rang out a muffled half-peal ahead of the service at the Church Street church, which began at 10.45pm on Monday. Associate minister, the ...

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Bedfordshire News
Lottery funding to keep bells ringing at St Mary's in Bletsoe
Once restored and returned people will have the opportunity to experience the concept of bell ringing through CCTV links from the belfry in the tower ...

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Petition launched to keep bells ringing at St John's Church in Keynsham
A row has broken out over the noise of church bells in Keynsham and petition has been launched to keep them ringing. A complaint has been made to ...

Your Local Guardian
Budding bell-ringers invited to a good old-fashioned ding dong
Bell-ringing teacher Sheila Cheesman said: "Many residents tell me how much they enjoy hearing the church bells but are unclear how to get involved ...

Monday, 4 August 2014

BBC News
Bells toll to remember the fallen
It is believed that 1470 men perished in the armed forces from the Bailiwick so today (Monday) at 9am, the Town Church tenor bell will be chimed ...

West Sussex Gazette
Church bells toll as act of remembrance
THE parish of Beeding and Bramber with Botolphs will be tolling the church bell at midday to mark the anniversary of the beginning of the First World ...

Gloucestershire Echo
Cheltenham Minster needs £200000 for new bells
Volunteers at Cheltenham Minster are making good progress as they try to raise the money needed to replace the church's 12 bells. They have not ...

A lonely bell tolls to mark the start of the Great War
A cleaner, a pastor and his wife have marked the 100th anniversary of Britain and Germany going to war by ringing the bells of a small Anglican ...

Bristol Post
Keynsham residents rally round church after bell ringing complaint 
MANY people consider them a staple of any town centre, but now a row has broken out over the noise of church bells in Keynsham. A complaint has ...

This is The West Country
St Gluvias Church bells will ring out 100 times to mark WWI centenary
THE bells of St Gluvias Church will be ringing out on Monday, August 4, to mark the centenary of the British declaration of war at the start of World War ...

BBC News
Bells toll to remember the fallen
Bells will ring throughout Guernsey this morning to remember the islanders who died in the ... In total, the ringing will take around 8 hours 10 minutes.

A lonely bell tolls to mark the start of the Great War
A cleaner, a pastor and his wife have marked the 100th anniversary of Britain and Germany going to war by ringing the bells of a small Anglican ...

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Glasgow: Bells ring again after 50 years
The bells of St Aloysius Church in Glasgow rang for the first time in almost 50 years to mark the opening of the Commonwealth Games in the city.

[This is not about changeringing bells, but is worthy of note because it states "All of the churches in Glasgow were asked to ring their bells... mark the opening of the Friendly’ Games".]

BBC News
Friesthorpe church bells to ring for Beechey brothers killed in WW1
Three restored church bells will ring together for the first time in 100 years to ... The Heritage Lottery Fund paid for the bells at St Peter's Church in ...