Saturday, 28 February 2015


Newmarket church looks to keep belling ring and inspire giving
Fundraising efforts in March will be aimed at helping the needy and keeping the bell ringing from the steeple at the Newmarket Community Church ...

Friday, 27 February 2015


Huddersfield Examiner
Historic Mirfield bells to be silenced for first time since 1871
“The family of the late John Crossland have donated £10,000 to recast one of the bells and are hoping to name it Uncle John. The bell ringers have ...

Liverpool Echo
Last chance to see Cathedral exhibition and four other things to look out for in Liverpool city centre ...
It's Friday and Liverpool Parish Church is hosting its weekly bell ringing practice sessions - just in case you are passing the grounds between 7.30pm ...

Thursday, 26 February 2015


Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Cromer Society putting on bell ringing and music events
Dr Maureen Gardiner, steeple keeper for Cromer Parish Church, will be presenting The Art of English Bell Ringingon Thursday March 19. It is part of a ...

Wednesday, 25 February 2015


Worcester News
Cathedral bells give city a tuneful heartbeat
THE characteristic chime of Worcester Cathedral's bells provide a tuneful ... by seeing him spend time working for The White Chapel Bell Foundry.

Monday, 23 February 2015


The Local.it
Italian church fined €1300 for noisy bells
An Italian priest has reacted with shock on being fined over €1,300 for the noisy ringing of his church bells, putting an end to a centuries-old tradition.

Epworth Bells
Ringing good news as bells and organ saved
Some sound control is to be employed to allow bell ringersto ring long peals without disturbing people in and around Epworth. And some funding will ...

NorthEndWaterfront.com
Life on the Corner: Ghost of Old North Church
From there we went through a door and ascended a much more rustic stairway to the bell ringing room. Above us were the eight, huge change ringing ...

Sussex Express
Victorian church bell at Ringmer church in need of repair
The tower holds a total of eight bells which were made in 1884 by the famous Whitechapel Bell Foundry and hung in the tower in 1885. The tower was ...

Saturday, 21 February 2015


Todmorden Today
Involving at least as much maths as music!
Later, bell-ringing became a secular sport with belfries used as recreational places for drinking and smoking, a minimal role from the church!

Friday, 20 February 2015


Out to Sunday lunch with bell ringer Rachel Avery
Think of bell ringing and you probably think of men of a certain age. But, as mum-of-two Rachel Avery points out over lunch with Liz Parks, it's a ...

Wednesday, 18 February 2015


Derby Telegraph
Bells return to St Martin of Tours in Alfreton
THESE photographs show the return of the church bells to Alfreton's ancient parish church from Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London. As each bell was ...

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Video: Appeal for £380000 bell ringing teaching and heritage centre in the heart of Norwich is ...
Bell ringers and church-goers gathered at St Peter Mancroft Church last night to launch the Mancroft 300 Appeal, a venture which would see a ...

Monday, 16 February 2015


Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Appeal for £380000 bell ringing teaching and heritage centre in the heart of Norwich is launched
Bell ringing at St Peter Mancroft where the 300th anniversary of the first peal will be celebrated during 2015. Guild master Simon Rudd. Picture by ...

BBC News
Norwich bell-ringing school appeal launched
An ambitious bid to swell the numbers of bell ringers has been launched by a group that wants to set up a school for budding campanologists in ...

Sunday, 15 February 2015


BBC News
Bath's Christ Church bells restoration completed
Eight bells and their frames at Christ Church in Bath have been restored in a £115,000 project. The largest, a tenor bell, was cracked, while the wood ...

Daily Mail
WWI rifle and ammunition found in Bushey church belltower
Graham Clifton was fitting new frames for the church bells when he ... by the police to be made safe and it is hoped that it will return to the church.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Bellringer awards???
The Publicity Club of New England Announces Call for Entries for 2015 Bell Ringer Awards
WHAT: The Bell Ringer Awards (#BellRinger) recognizes public relations work that demonstrates excellence in creative planning, professional ...

Evesham Journal
Work begins this week to restore the bells of Great Malvern Priory
Peter Young, the church's head verger, said: "The bell frame moves when thebells are rung, making it difficult to ring them, and potentially causing ...

Work begins this week to restore the bells of Great Malvern Priory
And the plan is that the bells will today be will be loaded on to a truck in the churchyard and taken off to the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London, ...

Thursday, 12 February 2015


BBC News
Great Malvern Priory bells removed for restoration project
Great Malvern Priory's existing eight bells will be taken to Whitechapel bellfoundry in East London to be retuned. The foundry has already made two ...

Wednesday, 11 February 2015


Liverpool Echo
Britain's best bellringers in Liverpool for knock-out contest
In the weeks leading up to the competition, each band will have the opportunity to practice ringing the bells before they perform their piece for the ...

NOW Bath
New Bells In Church Ready To Ring After Fundraising
After an extensive fundraising effort and seven months of hard work, the new bells of Christ Church on Julian Road in Bath are ready to be rung for the ...

Monday, 9 February 2015


Mirror.co.uk
'Stupid' selfie duo pose for photograph 120ft up iconicchurch bell tower
The pair posed for pictures while balancing 120ft up on the parapet of the Shandon Bells at the Church of St Anne in Cork City on Saturday.

Sunday, 8 February 2015


Eastwood Advertiser
Ringing the changes after three decades of service at Nuthall church
John Hatton, centre, joined by bell-ringers including Richard Doar, far left, Gillian Trowbridge, centre back and wife Pauline, front left. L-R: Richard ...

Saturday, 7 February 2015


The Star
Rotherham peal band repeats feat 50 years on
He said: “Bell ringing is a real skill that combines both physical and mental dexterity and I know that it takes hours of dedication for any ringer to reach ...

Friday, 6 February 2015


Hells bells: Austrian lawyer writes to pope in ringing spat
VIENNA - A lawyer in Austria said Thursday he has written directly to Pope Francis seeking his intervention in a legal battle over the ringing of bells by ...
Bellringers tour of Africa
A couple more articles about the tour...
http://www.grocotts.co.za/content/news-bell-fest-grahamstown-residents-15-01-2015

http://fourwaysreview.co.za/189122/church-bells-ring/

Cornish Guardian
Bells ring out over St Goran
THE bells are finally ringing out again over the parish of St Goran, and a special service will see them dedicated by the Bishop of St Germans at the ...

Isle of Man Today
Software rings changes in bell tower
While many residents will enjoy the spectacular Sunday morning peals of the church's 12 bells, the efforts of trainee bell ringers can be a rather ...

Surrey Mirror
Former church near Oxted set to be converted into a home
A PLANNING application has been lodged to convert a former church to a ... The former church has a tiled roof, a small wooden bell chamber and a ...

LocalGov
Pickles slams 'elf and safety' attitude over church bellsilencing
Eric Pickles has blasted 'over-zealous' councils who silence church bellsafter noise complaints, claiming many local authorities 'need some common ..

North Devon Journal
Blind date led to marriage which has stood the test of time
ONE of the UK's oldest bell ringers celebrated having been married to his wife ... The pair soon settled into Devon life and Percival took up church bell ...

Daily Mail
Village bells that have chimed for 100 years silenced...by new neighbours who hated the noise ...
'In recent years, too many town halls have been over-zealous in trying to silence church bells and village clocks which have chimed for decades, if 

ABC Online
Tasmanian churches ring bells in united protest against mandatory detention of asylum seekers
St Aidan's Anglican Church in Launceston began ringing its bells at 3:30pm on Mondays after hearing of churches on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula ...

Border Counties Advertizer
Peels rung out across the world in tribute to bellringer
He said: “Everybody who spoke to him at length would have known his big passion was bellringing. He was well known both nationally and ...

Lancashire Telegraph
Blackburn Cathedral celebrates consecration of first female bishop with East Lancs links
Bell ringer and former 'Tower Master' Ian Smith, said: “We thought it was an appropriate way to mark a piece of Church of England history. All 10 bell ...

Lynn News
King's Lynn Minster's bells ring to mark Zeppelin raids
Bellringers at St Faith's church in Gaywood remembered the victims of the raid by ringing a quarter-peal (1260 different changes) at St Faith's church ...

Training simulator makes things clear as a bell for Orange Pealers
The Virtual Belfry is the brainchild of Tasmanian IT expert and bell ringer ... enables the individual to ring one bell while the program rings the others.

Islington Tribune newspaper website
Stonework falls from Highbury church bell tower
AN area around 166-year-old Christ Church, Highbury, has had to be cordoned off this week due to the threat of danger to the public caused a ...