Tuesday, 30 June 2015


Leamington Observer
David Cameron rings the changes in Leek Wootton
THE BELLS at All Saints' Church in Leek Wootton should now be good for a ... The oldest and largest bell, the 355kg tenor bell, will still chime to tell ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Team of Twin Cities aficionados work to get church bells ringingagain - StarTribune.com
A team of Twin Cities aficionados works to get unused church bells ringing ... Their hope is to have every church bell tower in the Twin Cities be fully ...

Monday, 29 June 2015


Redditch Advertiser
All the fun of Ipsley summer fayre - pictures
THE summer fayre at St Peter's Church, Ipsley, has been hailed a ... Some of the more energetic took a tour of the small bell tower, learning about the ...

Sunday, 28 June 2015


Western Advocate
Festival of Bells to be hosted in Bathurst
Cr Rush said council was pleased to be able to support the bell ringers and their ... Chris Bacon from the Bathurst Bell Ringers Society said there were ...

Saturday, 27 June 2015


Hinckley Times
Earl Shilton bell ringer celebrates his 100th birthday
A former bell ringer from Earl Shilton has celebrated his 100th birthday with the customary congratulations from the Queen. William 'Bill' Newton was ...

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
National bell ringing contest takes place in Norwich
Bell ringers from across the country are taking part in the National 12 Bell Striking Contest at the Church of St Peter Mancroft, Norwich. Picture by ...

Bell ringer emerges from week living in the belfry to raise money to help lonely elderly
She took him two meals every day and, aside from the other odd visitor, was the only person he spoke to during his time in the bell tower. John had a ...

Friday, 26 June 2015


Worcester News
Bells of Stanway to be heard again
Cash was even raised to cast a new bell at the Whitechapel foundry in London - the makers of Big Ben - so the sound can be augmented to five ...

Hawaii church takes part in nationwide ceremony for Charleston shooting victims
The St. Andrew's Ringing Society held a bell ringing ceremony as a mark of respect for the nine victims who were killed by a gunman who sat in on ...

Oldham Chronicle
Time takes its toll on the appeal of bellringing
The church bells rang to celebrate St Chad's Church's 800th anniversary. The musical marathon was spearheaded by Jeff Brannan, the church's bell ...

Grantham Journal
Long Clawson emerges after spending a week living in a church bell tower
After spending a week living in a church bell tower, during which he raised £2,000 for charity, John Adcock is enjoying moving around again in the ...

Tuesday, 23 June 2015


Cambridge News
Cambridgeshire village church is ringing the changes
The six bells have been temporarily removed from the church tower to allow ... The treble bell was recast in 1976, and bears the name of then ...

Friday, 19 June 2015

Ringing to Remember

Here are two unrelated ringing stories, in USA and Australia, but connected by the powerful idea of Ringing to Remember...
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Trinity Anglican Church bells toll for missing, murdered aboriginal women
This weekend's bell ringing will coincide with the local church's celebration of National Aboriginal Day, an annual event when the church brings in a ...
durhamregion.com
Bells to ring in Uxbridge for aboriginal reconciliation
UXBRIDGE -- The bells will be ringing at St. Paul's Anglican Church this Sunday to mark the closing ceremonies of the Truth and Reconciliation ...

Thursday, 18 June 2015


South Yorkshire Times
Kenyans will ring changes
For more than twelve years there has been a church bell ringing training centre in the village at the St Peter and St Paul Anglican church on Mill Road ...

Hartlepool Mail
Help for struggling Hartlepool bellringers
The guild is flourishing – in 2010 there were only two bellringers in Hartlepool, but now the Hartlepool Guild of Bellringers has over 30 members, ...

Plymouth Herald
Church annual fun day attracts large crowds
“There were queues for almost all of the things we had, such as the silent bell ringingin the church. There were big queues for that nearly all day!

Times of Malta
Noise pollution and the Curia
I am a great lover of campanology and on festa day I used to climb the high steeple toring “il-qampiena l-kbira”, the big bell. I do appreciate that bells have an important function in our culture...

Wednesday, 17 June 2015


Irish Examiner
Noisy church bells worry councillor
Deputy city clerk Karen Needham said the church officials have advised that ringing the bell 1,122 times, beginning at 11:30 a.m., would take about 45 ...

North Devon Journal
Restoration of tower and bells at Meeth church wins Heritage Lottery Fund support
The PCC particularly want to encourage people to take up bell ringing and also to find volunteers to help in a history project to find out more about our ...

Shepton Mallet Journal
Evercreech bells to ring again, but first there's a weighty issue to address
AFTER falling silent last year the bells in St Peter's Church in Evercreech will beringing once again, but it will take an impressive feat of engineering to ...

Tuesday, 16 June 2015


gethampshire.co.uk
Magna Carta: Odiham leads national celebrations to mark 800th anniversary
Visitors were then encouraged to stay, enjoy lunch and watch Morris dancers and listen to the Hart Male Voice Choir before more bell ringing and a ...

Shoreham Herald
Shoreham church marks Magna Carta anniversary
A SHOREHAM church is commemorating the 800th anniversary of the ... Prior to the service, St Mary's Bell Ringers will ring a quarter peal of bells from ...

Sunday, 14 June 2015


Exeter Express and Echo
Anniversary of storm tragedy on Exeter church tower
Thanks to Exeter Memories we are reminded that on June 10 1826, the church tower was struck by lightning and four bell ringers were injured and ...

Telegraph.co.uk
'When were you founded?' bank asks church, in case of red tape ordeal
Church bell ringers in Kent told to fill out US tax form to open bank account. Mrs Phillipps said that she was initially told to fill out various forms, which ...

Saturday, 13 June 2015


Torquay Herald Express
Queen honours Torquay swim coach and Teignmouth prison worker in birthday list
During his 60 years, he has performed at over 1,000 bell towers, 380 in Devon. He has trained over 100 new ringers throughout the last 60 years, and ...

Melton Times
Bellringer starts challenge living in Long Clawson Church belltower for a week
Mr Adcock, who is the church's ringing master, scaled a precarious 30ft steel ... Thebells will not toll while John, a former manager at Melton's Barclays ...

Daily Echo
Bells to ring out at historic Romsey Abbey to mark 800 years since Magna Carta signing
Romsey Abbey joins a countrywide peal organised by the National Bell RingersAssociation to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the ...

The Economist
Magna Carta at 800
... a pageant, a masquerade, a bespoke cantata, bell-ringing, a flower festival and a river relay on the Thames featuring the queen's barge, Gloriana.

Manchester Evening News
Manchester town hall clock tours: Stunning pictures give you a glimpse of view from city's famous ...
Unusually for a town hall, the clock has 23 bells, which includes a ringing peel of 12. But the bells are switched off after 9pm each night to avoid ...

Thursday, 11 June 2015


MK News
MAGNA CARTER: Woughton-on-the-Green bell ringers to mark 800th anniversary on Sunday
Magna Carta mania is starting to sweep across Britain, as the 8ooth anniversary of its sealing approaches. And the bell-ringers of ...

Wednesday, 10 June 2015


Sunderland Echo
Church bells ring out to mark 100 years since Sunderland war hero's death
“This is part of our project Ringing to Remember, which will be commemorating the lives of 41 bellringers from the North East who were killed during ...

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Marathon bell ringing to celebrate Magna Carta
TO celebrate the Magna Carta anniversary bell ringers at St Thomas's Church will attempt to ring a quarter-peal on Sunday and a peal on Monday.

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Hundreds of bellringers heading to Norwich for national contest
Bellringing at St Peter Mancroft where the 300th anniversary of the first peal will be celebrated during 2015. Guild master Simon Rudd. Picture by ...

Tuesday, 9 June 2015


Wisbech Standard
Fundraising drive to re-hang Elm church tower bells half-way to success
We reckon this will cost about £6,000 per bell. “We have raised enough money, in grants and donations, to repair three of the bells. But we really want ...
Church Bell Ringing At Nantwich To Celebrate The Sealing Of The Magna Carta
LiberTeas
As part of the national celebrations for the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, bell ringers from Cheshire will be attempting to ring a peal of London Surprise Major at St. Mary’s, Nantwich, on Sunday 14 June starting at 1pm