Saturday, 30 May 2015


Western Daily Press
Becky Dunnet of Mendip Ropemakers Ltd learns the ropes to keep church bells ringing
Bell rope maker Peter Dunnett of Mendip Ropemakers. There is only one other company in the world that makes church bell ropes, and that is in ...

Friday, 29 May 2015


Derby Telegraph
Derby Cathedral bells will ring to remember tragic radio presenter Colin Bloomfield
"When we realised after he had died that his funeral would take place in his home town of Shrewsbury, we made a decision to hold a bell-ringing ...

Thursday, 28 May 2015


Get Bucks
Bell ringing for royalty but group needs new blood
A group of gold medal winning bell ringers will be ringing achurch bell for only the 24th time in its history on Friday (May 29). The bell, at St Mary's ...

Wednesday, 27 May 2015


Gloucester Citizen
Police asked Gloucester Cathedral to stopringing bells during Longsmith Street stand-off
Police officers attempting to talk a man down from the third storey of Longsmith Street car park in Gloucester last night asked the cathedral to stop ...

Worthing Herald
Parish 'could lose identity' after proposal is made
“From a bell ringing point of view I would be very sad if the church were to close. “What would be the purpose of ringing if we don't have services to ...

Tuesday, 26 May 2015


Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser
Great grandmother spends 45 minutes on the bells to mark two special occasions
Mrs Beams completed the challenge – which involvedringing her bell as part of a team of six manning each of the bells at Leatherhead Tower – in 47 ...

Monday, 25 May 2015


ITV News
The bells ring out across East Yorkshire
Hundreds of bell ringers from around the world have traveled to East ... The Beverley and District Ringing Society are playing host to the Central ...

You can help raise £18000 for the Somerset Bell in a Taunton church
A NEW bell is being cast for St Mary Magdalene Church, in Taunton, to honour and represent the people of Somerset. The 40inch diameter, 11½ cwt ...

BBC News
Around 200 bell ringers descend on churches in Beverley
Nearly 200 bell ringers have descended on East Yorkshire for the 118th ... The event will see everychurch bell in East Yorkshire rung by the end of ...

Sunday, 24 May 2015


BBC News
Bristol's St George's bell marks university charter
Bell ringer Matthew Tosh said: "There is a sense of euphoria after ringing it and it is very ... The bell weighs 9.5 tonnes and is the UK's seventh largest.

Toronto Star
Ringing the bells of Toronto's St. James Cathedral
At the Cathedral Church of St. James on a sunny Saturday afternoon, thebells are ringing out of turn — normally played for Sunday morning service ...

Friday, 22 May 2015


Lancashire Telegraph
£46000 project to restore Blackrod church bells to former glory
Mike Kay, aged 43, is the tower captain who manages the church's ringing team. Mr Kay, from Blackrod, who has been a bell ringer for 30 years, said: 

ITV News
International Bell-ringing meeting comes to East Yorkshire
'Ringers' will arrive in the city on Friday evening after stopping off along the A63 corridor to ring bells at several churches on the way. Between ...

Liverpool Echo
Bellringing, two new bars and two other things to look our in Liverpool city centre today
A new gin bar opens today in the site of the former Side Door Bistro on Hope Street. The business has had a refurb and opens at 8pm tonight as ...

Barnstable Patriot
A tumult of bells
Looking upwards from the narrow ladder inside the bell tower towards the 10 change ringing bells at the Community of Jesus in Orleans. The two that ...

The Northern Echo
Campanologist's community efforts chime with councillors
CAMPANOLOGIST has received a ringing endorsement from his fellow councillors after being appointed as Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015


Exmouth man still ringing the bells after 70 years
Aged 17, he helped to ring the bells for VE Day celebrations in 1945, little realising that seven decades later he would be doing the same for the ...

Tuesday, 19 May 2015


Penryn bell ringers needed to preserve ancient art
The bell ringers of St Gluvias Church in Penryn are on the lookout for fresh blood as they struggle to keep the ancient art alive in the town. The team is ...

Judge dismisses Narragansett man's lawsuits alleging harm from ringing church bells
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A federal judge has dismissed, with prejudice, lawsuits brought by a Narragansett man alleging that ringing church bells were ...

Monday, 18 May 2015


Telegraph.co.uk
Church bell ringers in Kent told to fill out US tax form to open bank account
Neil Campbell and his group of bell ringers at a church in Chartham, Kent, have had to go to extraordinary lengths to open a bank account for the ...

Sunday, 17 May 2015


Stratford upon Avon Herald
The bells are set to chime again at St Mary's
COUPLE have set up an appeal to get the bells at St Mary's Church in Pillerton Hersey ringing out again. Derrick and Krystyna Allen have formed a ...

Morpeth Herald
Church service marks VE Day
“And the bell ringing was a nice accompaniment for those who were in the centre of Ponteland for shopping or something else on Saturday morning.”.

Saturday, 16 May 2015


Newmarket Journal
Rare village church bell to be restored
Bottisham villagers, who have raised more than £9,000 to help get their church bells repaired, got the chance to see them up close before they were ...

Friday, 15 May 2015


Dewsbury Reporter
Bells ring out for VE Day celebrations
Church bells chimed across the district to mark the end of Europe's role in ... “The ringing of church bells has long been part of marking the moment ...

Linton News: May 10 - football, friends and walking
BELL RINGING. On May 9 the St Mary's Bell Ringers hosted the Cambridge District monthly meeting in the church pavilion. There was a ringers tea ...

Northamptonshire Telegraph
Rothwell church gets two new bells
Tower captain at the Holy Trinity Parish Church Murray Coleman said: “I am very much looking to having a go atringing the new bells when they come ...

Thursday, 14 May 2015


getwestlondon
Eastcote bell ringer chimed for VE Day and 70 years on
bell ringer from west London chimed the bells to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day over the weekend - seven decades after ringing the bells on ...

Lynn News
North Creake chimes on move
The work is to be done at the John Taylor Bell Foundry in Loughborough and it marks the climax of a remarkable fundraising effort not only to restore ...

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

County Durham Celebrates VE Day Anniversary
Star Radio News
On Saturday Durham Cathedral bell ringers will be calling people to a VE Day service in the Cathedral with a special celebratory bell ringing. Christopher Crabtree, Bell Major of Durham Cathedral explains the significance of Bell ringing and how it is entwined with the history of VE day...

Tuesday, 12 May 2015


Bells rung in Daventry to mark end of World War Two
The ringing was in response to a request through the Archbishop of ... further details of local bell ringingplease see www.daventrybranch.btck.co.uk.

Historic church bells in Sheffield set to sound again
The 120 year old bells of St Leonard's Church in Wortley are to ring out again - now that funding of £51,420 has been secured to repair them.

Clitheroe Today
Whalley bells ring out to mark VE Day
Bell ringers at St Mary and All Saints Church at Whalley mark the 70th ... They joined hundreds of others throughout the country ringing over the ...

Historic church bells in Sheffield set to sound again
The 120 year old bells of St Leonard's Church in Wortley are to ring out again - now that funding of £51,420 has been secured to repair them.

Sunday, 10 May 2015


ChristianToday
Queen attends VE Day service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey
Afterwards, the Abbey bells were 'fired', or struck simultaneously, 70 times, followed by 570 changes of the ringing method Stedman Caters.

Daily Echo
PHOTOS: Hundreds turn out for VE Day celebrations
It came after celebrations across the county on Friday including beacon lighting, bell-ringing and a moment of silence. John Smith, Hampshire's county ...

Telegraph.co.uk
Church bells ring to mark 70th anniversary of VE Day
CHURCH bells yesterday rang out across the UK as three days of events ... Bellsrang out at cathedrals and churches across the country at 11am, ...

Malay Mail Online
On VE Day celebrations, British church bells ring out
Reuters pic LONDON, May 10 — Cathedrals and churches across Britain rang theirbells yesterday as part of the three-day commemorations marking ...

BBC News
VE Day service of thanksgiving as nation remembers
A national service of thanksgiving will take place in Cardiff as part of final Victory in Europe Day commemorations. The church service will be held at ...

The Northern Echo
Bells ring out to mark VE day
CHURCH bells are ringing out around Britain today as events to mark the 70th ... At 11am cathedrals and churches rang their bells in a sign of victory, ...

ITV News
Pensioner rings VE day bells as he did 70-years-ago
Bradford Cathedral was one of many across the region to ring their bells at 11 am today - as they did in 1945 to signify the end to the years they had ...

British church bells ring out in VE Day celebrations
London (AFP) - Cathedrals and churches across Britain rang their bells on Saturday as part of the three-day commemorations marking the 70th ...

mirror.co.uk
VE Day: The country comes together to remember the end of World War Two 70 years ago
At exactly 11am bells in churches and cathedrals around the country began to ringout, echoing the sound of victory 70 years ago on VE Day.