Friday, 31 October 2014

Bells in 50k churches to ring on Yolanda anniversary Nov. 8
Bells in as many as 50,000 churches nationwide will ring simultaneously on Nov. 8 to mark the first anniversary of super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), ...
[The importance of bells in the Philippines]

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Manchester Evening News
Rochdale church gets first part of £173k renovation grant
When the tower has been renovated, the bell ringing team are eager to train local groups in the skill and to welcome more visiting campanologists.

Rutland Times
Trust to spend £300000 to get Ayston church bells ringing once more
One of the key tasks will be to repair the churchbells. ... and funds permitting bell specialists will carry out work to make the bells safe for ringing.

Alphington's St Michael and All Angels' Church re-opens after months of construction work
Now complete, phase one of the 're-ordering' of the church, comprises an ... stairs and a lift, giving much safer access to the bell-ringing chamber.

Evesham Journal
Evesham's Abbey Bell Tower still at risk on heritage register
Now two years on it is still on the list, alongside other Vale buildings, including the Abbey Churchof the Holy Cross in Pershore, the Church of St Peter ...

Manchester Evening News
Bells ring for Alan Henning at Eccles Parish Church as donations are handed over to his family
Money raised in memory of Alan Henning has been handed over to his family as the church bells rang out in the murdered aid worker's home town.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Bury Free Press
Parishioners left 'desolate' after historic bells stolen from West Suffolk church
Mark Westley Photography Little Saxham church, Parishioners angry after two 15th centry bells are stolen from the church. Catherine Burt PCC ...

ITV News
Durham Cathedral opens its doors to potential bell ringers
Members of the public are being invited to try their hand at bell ringing between 11am and 4pm. Enthusiasts from the local bell ringing guild will be on ...

Friday, 24 October 2014

Manchester Evening News
Bells to ring out over Salford as church pays tribute to murdered hostage Alan Henning
Eccles Parish Church will be open for people to sign the book of condolence at 2pm this Sunday for the duration of the bell ringing which will last for ...

Diss Express
Diss bellringers get their hands on the ropes
Diss, Norfolk. Bell RIngers of St Mary's Church will be returning to St Paul's Cathedral in London on Sunday after 30 years since they first rang them ...

Blackpool Gazette
Church in £35k appeal joy
Edwina Gillett, part of the church bell restoration appeal committee, praised ... The complete re-installation of the bell will involve new ringingropes, ...

Sunderland Echo
Your chance to be shown the ropes and ring Durham Cathedral's 10bells
Christopher Crabtree, bell major with Durham Cathedral Guild of Bellringers, said: “People can come up and experience a bit of bell ringing and then ...

Bradford Telegraph and Argus
Bellringers to stay dry at historic Saltaire church - thanks to new funding
Now that faulty stonework has been repaired thebell ringers at Saltaire's United Reformed Church can return for a drier season, says church treasurer ...

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Women kept the bells ringing
The solution was to train a group of women so that there would be enough members to ring the bells on Sundays. Bell ringing was mostly a ...

Sussex Express
Appeal for church bells is launched
St Mary's Church in Westham needs to raise £15,000 to renew the bell frame ... War One, dress up in 1914 costumes and learn more aboutbellringing.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Durham bellringers prepares for open day
Visitors to Durham Cathedral on October 25 can try out bellringing for themselves as its team hosts an open day. Published on 22nd October 2014.

Wisbech Standard
Ding dong bells ring on in Wisbech!
St Peter and St Paul church in Wisbech, Left: Tower Captain David Appleby and Father Paul West with the bells for a plea for volunteers. Picture: Steve ...

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Tewkesbury ADMAG
Final straight for Bell Tower Appeal
One or two of the attendees were also bell ringers, so some impromptu bell ringing was thrown into the mix. It was followed by one of Diana Raphael's ...

74-year-old runner completes 25th annual PattinghamBells Run
The Pattingham Bells Run was first organised to raise money for replacing the old wooden bell frame in the belfry of St Chad's Church in Pattingham.

Bell ringers in North Shields to take part in festival for the over 50s
Bell ringing enthusiasts are set to take part in an festival for over 50s - and highlight their art to more people. The band of about 10 ringers at Christ ...

Monday, 20 October 2014

East Anglian Daily Times
Little Saxham: Fears historic church bells to be melted down for scrap after theft
The rector of St Nicholas' Church has spoken out about the loss of the bells, one of which dates back to pre-Reformation times, and another to the 17th ...

Friday, 17 October 2014

East Anglian Daily Times
Little Saxham/Dalham: Thieves make off with two church bellsworth £5000 each
A photograph of one of the stolen bells from St Nicholas' Church in Little ... Overnight on Tuesday two bells valued at £5,000 each were stolen from ...

Litton Cheney residents donate £14000 towards bellrefurbishment
She said: “My very personal 'thank you' to each and everyone who provided, contributed, cooked, helped and came to made the bell ringers' ...

Record attempt flops when bells shift course
A TEAM of bell-ringers has failed in its attempt to set a new world record for the longest peal of 12 bells. It took two years' planning to bring a dozen ...

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Church bells are a pleasure to hear
RECENTLY, whilst walking through the town there was a gaiety in my step as the beautiful sound of church bells rang across the town. There is much ...

Historic Church Bell Missing in Upstate New York
Police are looking for the thieves who stole a more than 1-ton brass church bell that was going to be placed in front of an upstate New York museum.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Western Morning News
Holidaymakers 'utterly exhausted' after Lostwithiel church clock rang every night
"There is no need and I promise it will put more people off staying than those that think it's quaint to have bells ringing at 4am. "I am a normal sleeper, ...

Stroud Life
Bell ringers' poignant peals honour Bisley's fallen
Now over the next four years, on the anniversary of the loss of each young life, the village bell ringers will mark their passing. The first of the fallen to ...

The Enduring Appeal Of State's Silent Bells
Bells have long been expected to alert listeners that something is happening. Yet they are frequently valued not only for their sound, but as quiet icons ...

North Devon Journal
Urgent renovation work needed to 16th century North Devon church
Work has already started and will continue until next year. Thechurch's eight bells have been removed as well as all the degraded stones.

Vicar stops bell ringing peal after bells irritate Stroud market traders
He said: “I am quite shocked that stall holders are threatening to take action against thechurch to stop them ringing peals on the church bells.

Daily Mail
St Laurence Church bells in Gloucestershire silenced by traders' complaints over THREE-HOUR ...
A celebrated set of church bells have been silenced after market traders operating in the area complained that the three hours of deafening chiming ...

BBC News
Bell-ringing record attempt abandoned at Somerset church
An attempt to break a nearly 50-year-old bell ringing world record at a church in Somerset has been abandoned after a mistake was made.

Friday, 10 October 2014
Church bells charm and annoy their listeners
A cultural institution or a noisy nuisance? Switzerland's church bells tell the time, call people to prayer, and irritate some of their neighbours – leading ...

Ringing in the funds for church bell repairs
She said: “My very personal 'thank you' to each and everyone who provided, contributed, cooked, helped and came to make the Bell Ringers ...

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Ringing the Bells in South Petherton
SOUTH WEST: Bell-ringing fans prepared to travel to South Petherton on Saturday will witness a world record attempt to ring the Cambridge Surprise ...

Press & Sun-Bulletin
Gallipolis FD urges participation in 'Bells Across America' on Sunday
Gallipolis FD urges participation in 'Bells Across America' on Sunday ... to participate in “Bells Across America” by ringingchurch bells on Sunday.

Chideock to be in new C4 TV series
“They found out that I was captain of the bell ringers in Chideock and came to film a community bell ringing session one evening. “Penelope Keith also ...

Bell simulator will mean quieter practising
A group based at St Peter's Church in the town has been awarded £568 from the Big Lottery Fund's Awards for All scheme to pay for a bell simulator, ...

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Stroud Life
Too long and too loud - Stroud market traders complain about church bells
MARKET traders with the sound of church bells ringing in their ears have called for a bit of peace and quiet because they say the noise is driving ...

Buckley bell-ringers in appeal to stop historic belfry falling silent
A CHURCH where bells have rung out for more than a century is calling for the next generation of campanologists to make sure the ancient tradition ...

The Guardian
School places: a guide through the minefield of admissions
... different activities such as church attendance, flower arranging and bell ringing. The admissions practices of the high-profile London Oratory school, ...