Thursday, 30 April 2015


Grantham Journal
Bells of St Wulfram's Church in Grantham to ringfor VE Day anniversary
In March St Wulfram's was asked by the Government, as part of the Greater Churches Network, if it would take part in the bell-ringing as part of the ...

Peterborough Telegraph
Bells ring for firefighters on Peterborough Cathedral training mission
The scenario was a fire in the bell tower of the cathedral and the bell ringers were unaccounted for. Crews from Peterborough Volunteer Fire Brigade, ...

Tuesday, 28 April 2015


Bridgwater Mercury
Can you help Bridgwater's bells ring out?
Bellringing attracts people of all ages. We have one teenager and retired people in their seventies but we need to boost our regular numbers.”.

Leicester Mercury
John becomes a belfry dweller to highlight plight of elderly lonely
He and four bell ringing colleagues at the church carried out a spring clean of the belfry on in preparation for the charity effort, carrying out minor ...

Monday, 27 April 2015


Lynn News
Bells of Terrington St Clement ring for St George
With the flag of Saint George flying above them on the bell tower the village bell ringers toasted the patron saint before joining in the national initiative ...

CBC.ca
Four bells cast for new bell tower to ringWestminster chime through downtown Vancouver
This afternoon, a delegation of 13 people from Vancouver's Christ Church Cathedral will gather at the Paccard bell foundry in the Savoie region ...

Sunday, 26 April 2015


BBC News
Cheltenham church bells appeal launched
The current bells in Cheltenham Minster, which were last replaced in 1823, are "tonally not good and difficult toring". A spokesman said £400,000 was ...

Saturday, 25 April 2015


Ding dong day on Exeter's Cathedral Green
The bells started ringing for the celebration day at 10.30am with a 10 bellcompetition for the John Scott Trophy followed by an eight bell competition in ...

Friday, 24 April 2015


Cambridge News
Whittlesford news: Magnificent First Word War centenary ceremony
In the service it was announced that The Central Council of Bell-Ringers will add Reginald Andrews' name to their Great War Roll of Honour and more ...

Sydney Morning Herald
Volunteer bell-ringer rescued from St Mary's Cathedral tower
A volunteer bell-ringer at St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney had to be rescued from ... after he had a heart attack and collapsed during bell-ringing practice. ... a volunteer from the nearby St James' Church, was in a stable condition in St ...

Melton Times
Long Clawson man to live alone in cramped church bell tower to raise funds for charity and ...
church bellringer is preparing to spend a whole week living in a cramped belfry to highlight the loneliness suffered by many elderly people.

Thursday, 23 April 2015


9news.com.au
Police winch elderly bell ringer from cathedral ceiling after cardiac arrest
April 24, 2015: There has been a dramatic rescue at Sydney's St Mary's Cathedral after an elderly man suffered a cardiac arrest while practising ...
The One Show 23/04/2015
BBC
Angellica Bell takes on a very unusual St George's Day [bellringing] challenge...

Nottingham Post
St George's Day: Nottinghamshire bells toring together at 6pm tonight
At 6pm tonight, April 23, bells will be ringing out at churches across Nottinghamshire to celebrate St George's Day. The simultaneous bell ringing has ...

St George's Day celebrations at St George's Church, Woolhope
HAVE you ever wondered how and why church bells are rung? Now is your chance! There will be a bell ringing demonstration and exhibition today, ...

Scarborough Today
Ring out the bells for St George
Today, church bells will be “Ringing for England”. From parish churches to cathedrals, bellringers all over the country will be making their joyful noise ...

News Guardian
Church to join in celebration of St George's Day
Bell ringing was chosen as it is the quintessence of a form of Englishness. It celebrates a unique musical genre – Change Ringing, which was ...

Tuesday, 21 April 2015


Western Gazette
Bell ringers left confused by 'phantom' hotel booking in Sherborne
PHANTOM BOOKING: A group of bell ringers have been left out in the cold after they discovered the Sherborne Hotel was scheduled for closure ...

Gloucestershire Echo
Cheltemham Minster bellringers are appealling - they want a new set of bells
The church says the current bells are in severe need of replacement - the fittings are wearing away, and all of the mechanisms need to be updated to ...

Bell ringing demo at Stourton church
There will also be a bell ringing simulator for the public to feel what it is like to ring as well as opportunities to 'chime' the actual bells in the tower.

Yorkshire Evening Post
Leeds nostalgia: war time ban on tolling bellslifted
The BBC was set to broadcast the ringing of the bells at York Minster on Sunday April 25 - they had not been heard since celebration peals for the ...

Blackpool Gazette
Sign of the chimes as peal of bells returns to church
The newly-dedicated bells are rung for the first time. ... £10,000 from the Lancashire Association of Change Ringers Bell Restoration Fund and £3,000 ...

Monday, 20 April 2015


Eastbourne Herald
Putting the ding and dong back in the bells
Fortunately there have been some substantial donations and pledges towards this work and also the Sussex Churches Bell Restoration Fund have ...

Sunday, 19 April 2015


Brentwood Gazette
Shenfield bell ringer given honour of Westminster Abbey funeral
Described by friends as a "true gentleman," the senior consultant physician at King George's Hospital was one of few bell ringers in the country who ...

Friday, 17 April 2015


Prinknash Abbey bells to be sold
RING of eight bells from Prinknash Abbey, Gloucestershire, is to be auctioned next month. The bells, which are estimated to fetch up to £60,000, ...

Worcester News
Abbots Morton bell tower repair work to begin in June
The overall cost of the work, which is expected to take three months, is estimated at about £43,000, so the church's BellTower Committee is appealing ...

ITV News
Grants will help churches prepare for a rainy day
The old bells will be re-hung and used for stationary “chiming”. ... There are also plans to install a loop system in the church for people with hearing ...

LoughboroughEcho.net
Lottery cash talks by bell foundry owners
The foundry is one of only two left in the country and is responsible for casting the biggest bell in Britain at St Paul's Cathedral in London. In March, the ...

Wednesday, 15 April 2015


Burton Mail
Church bells are back after eight years of silence in Church Gresley
But, after an extensive amount of fund-raising and work to fix the cracks in the walls, bell ringers, right, were able to move back in over Easter. Steeple ...

Monday, 13 April 2015


Ringing out the changes at church
Cromer Church belfry has two new and six restored bells but not enough people toring them. North Norfolk News reporter Tracey Gray tries out the ...

Saturday, 11 April 2015


Scotsman
Dunblane ready for Andy Murray's 'royal wedding'
The sun was shining, church bells were ringing out across the rooftops and the champagne was chilling in Dunblane yesterday as the townsfolk were ...

Wednesday, 8 April 2015


The Local Denmark
World's largest tube bell to ring in newborns
World's largest tube bell to ring in newborns ... a three-ton-heavy tubular bell in its harbour, which will be connected to the city's hospital and ring every ...

Tewkesbury ADMAG
Archives: The three veteran bellringers of St. David's Church, Moreton
They had all been bell ringing for more than 60 years and enjoyed it still. Mr Hiatt, who had been ringing since he was 18, was also a chorister at Great ...

Widow determined to quieten Beccles' historic tower bells
Before his death last year, Mr Pickup, an experienced bell ringer and tower captain, had requested that a sound control system be fitted to the tower ...

Tuesday, 7 April 2015


Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Cromer Parish church appeals for new bell-ringers following the restoration of six bells
Cromer Parish Church welcomed back its six newly refurbished bells and ... Mr Wakely, 80, from Sheringham, has been bell-ringing for 30 years and ...

Derby Telegraph
Ringing the changes as Derby Cathedral recruits bell tower volunteers
Derby Cathedral has its carillon playing the bells at 9am, noon, and 6pm but still has bell-ringerspractising on Tuesdays and ringing on Sunday ...

Monday, 6 April 2015


BBC News
church bells silent after 144 years
After five months of work the church hopes to have a new ring of bells with ... Thebells are to be lowered, one at a time, through a hole in the ringing ...

Huddersfield Examiner
144-year-old Mirfield church bells ring out for the final time
Six bells will be completely re-made at a foundry in Loughborough and the remaining four will be re-tuned. It is expected they will be ready to chime ...

The Northern Echo
Plea to save ancient bells
A group of passionate bell-ringers from St Mary's Church, Richmond, plan to launch the appeal in May and already have a wealth of ideas for raising ...

Tamworth Herald
Search to find Drayton Bassett Great War heroes' descendants
Villagers have been ringing the changes at St Peter's Church by fund-raising to complete work on the church bells which was begun back in the 1960s ...