Friday, 31 July 2015


Burton Mail

Rolleston villagers will be prompted by single tollingchurch bell to remember war dead
A SOLITARY bellringer will help people remember those who gave their lives in the First World War in a special commemoration. Churchrecords tell ... quarter-peal during each month that deaths occurred...

Tuesday, 28 July 2015


Delay over augmentation of church's bells
A piece of the bell frame needs to be taken away to make room for the bells to be removed but the effects of the weather on the spire over ...

Leicester Mercury
On This Day: 50 Years Ago | Leicester Mercury
If any group of bell ringers in the Midlands can claim to have the youngest female campanologists pulling the ropes, it must be the All Saints Church, ...

Monday, 27 July 2015


Malvern Gazette
Malvern's historic priory will be closed next week for ancient stonework to be inspected
The movement both made it difficult for the bell-ringers to carry out their task, and also threatened long-term damage to the fabric of thechurch tower.

Felsted church clock reinstalled after facelift
Left to right: Susan Barker of Stansted Airport Community Trust, Brian Moody of Essex Heritage Trust, George Bellingham-Smith bell ringer and tower ...

Saturday, 25 July 2015


THV 11
Arkansas group buys 7,000-pound bell from old Maine church - KTHV
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - An Arkansas vineyard that sells antique bells is buying the 128-year-old, 7,000-pound church bell from the top of a defunct ...

Friday, 24 July 2015


Sunday World
Alan Titchmarsh wants role in Coronation Street / Sunday World
Away from his TV and gardening commitments, the 'Love Your Garden' presenter is also a bell ringer, something he first did when he was just 10 ...

Some of Kenya's only bellringers visit Thanet - Kent Wide

www.kentwide.co.uk/2015/.../some-of-kenyas-only-bellringers-visit-than...

6 Jul 2015 - Some of Kenya's only bellringers visit Thanet. Posted on July ... Fourbellringers travelled thousands of miles to learn from some of Britain's best.


Thursday, 23 July 2015


Weston & Somerset Mercury (registration)
'Successful' Yatton bell ringing days - Education - Weston Mercury
The bell ringers at St Mary's Church, in Yatton, gave visitors the opportunity to try their hand at ringing the church's bells and provided demonstrations ...

Kent Online
News of the World bells removed from All Saints Church, Murston - Kent Online
Five bells gifted to a church by the News of the World 50 years ago are off to a new home. From 1935, a single bell called worshippers to prayer at All ...

Wednesday, 22 July 2015


Grantham Journal
Plea for more bellringers at St Wulfram's Church in Grantham - Grantham Journal
Anyone from as young as 12 can learn to ring the bells with the Society of St Wulfram's Change Ringers. The society meets once a week for 90 ...

Tuesday, 21 July 2015


Torquay Herald Express
Bell ringing at Torquay church celebrated at church fete
GUIDED tours and bell-ringing demonstrations were in order at a church fete that was celebrating 40 years of church bells ringing. The fete on ...

Otago Daily Times
Ringers observe 40 years of peals
Phil Newman (right), of Twizel, learns the ropes of bell ringing from Nick ... carillon - were manufactured in London at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry.

Friday, 17 July 2015


Cambridge News
Balsham, West Wickham, West Wratting: Flower Festival, Jazz, Family Fun, Bellringing, Village Show
The cafĂ© opens at 11am on both days and will be open for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon teas with delicious homemade cakes, until 4pm so you ...

Thursday, 16 July 2015


Enjoying a hobby takes its toll!
THIS happy band of people has a hobby in common — that of bell ringing or campanology as it is known. This photograph was taken in May 1988 and ...

Bristol Post
Yatton bellringers reveal St Mary's church tower moves when allbells are in full swing
From a distance, the bells at the Church Of St Mary in Yatton peal and ... "With all eight bells ringing, you can actually see it moving," insists Bernard ...

Tuesday, 14 July 2015


Saddleworth Independent
Bellringers hit right note for St Chads celebrations
The musical marathon was spearheaded by Jeff Brannan, the church's bell tower captain, and also marked 50 years since his first peal at the church ...

Burton Mail
Etwall church a-peal for new bell ringers
St Helen's Church in Main Street, Etwall, is inviting new people to have a go at the art form that dates back more than 400 years. The church says it is a ...

Saturday, 11 July 2015


Torquay Herald Express
Church fete to celebrate 40 years of bells ringing in St Marychurch
A FETE to celebrate 40 years of the Church bells ringing at St Mary the Virgin church in St Marychuch will take place on Saturday. The church bells ...

Hertfordshire Mercury
Appeal to fund Hoddesdon church's bells' £80k overhaul
Morning coffee and cake will be for sale in the foyer of the church from ... The efforts are being led by a team of six bell ringers and church members.

Friday, 10 July 2015


Bristol Post
Stapleton church appeals for Bristol's help to reach £250000 for roof and tower repairs
The Grade-II listed church, whose bell tower can be seen for miles around, needs £250,000 to replace the roof slates, which are beginning to come ...

Thursday, 9 July 2015


Final push to raise funds for Somerset Bell[s] at St Mary Magdalene Church, Taunton
PEOPLE and businesses across Taunton are being asked to donate towards a new church bell likely to still beringing in 1,000 years' time.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015


Marske's bell-ringing history retold
THE BELL RINGERS of Marske have published a new book describing the history of the church bell and thebell ringers over the last 100 years.

North Somerset Times
Resounding success for bell-ringing team
The six-strong team from St Andrew's Church competed in the finals of the Bath and Wells Diocese bell-ringing competition in West Somerset.

Sunday, 5 July 2015


Mirror.co.uk
Queen promises 'no fuss' when she becomes Britain's longest serving monarch
Then there was an outburst of national rejoicing with church bells ringing out to mark the moment and a chain of bonfires lit on the hills above Balmoral ...

Friday, 3 July 2015


The Northern Echo
Darlington Council U-turns after spending £6000 replacing historic bell ringing with pre-recorded ...
A COUNCIL has performed a dramatic U-turn after controversially replacing the chiming of a town's historic clock bells with pre-recorded ringing – at a ...

Thursday, 2 July 2015


Bellringing on the rise at Otley
The bellringing team at Otley All Saints Parish Church, with Ringing Master Meg Morton in the red and white spotted scarf, in their 2014 Tour de ...

Gazette & Herald
Church launches £50k appeal for bell tower project
If anyone would like to make a donation they can use one of the envelopes in churchmarked Bell Tower Appeal or send a donation to The Treasurer, ...

Ian McMillan: How to impress female bell ringers
You wouldn't think this to look at me but I can pull a sally and hold a tenor on a slider and not smash the headstock as well as most people. Well, better ...