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posted 15 Feb 2014, 16:15 by Mersey Bells   [ updated 15 Feb 2014, 16:15 ]

Merseybells news feed as published


How a Catholic missionary helped make California cool - VOXXI

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 07:31 AM PST


How a Catholic missionary helped make California cool
VOXXI
There were pull factors, too, in the beauty of mission music and art, the towers with ringing bells. The Indians responded to beauty, just as they recoiled from cruelty. Once in the mission, they had responsibilities as part of a working community. For ...

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'Shop to Support' fundraiser - Wicked Local Plymouth

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 07:19 AM PST


'Shop to Support' fundraiser
Wicked Local Plymouth
15, in the parish hall at Christ Church, located at 149 Court St. A full menu with a main dish, vegetable, bread, salad, dessert and beverage will be served, along with friendly fellowship. The entrée for this month's meal is potluck buffet. Visitors ...

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World Peace Bell to be rung at WWI centenary commemorations - Sydney Morning Herald

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 07:02 AM PST


Sydney Morning Herald

World Peace Bell to be rung at WWI centenary commemorations
Sydney Morning Herald
''Marking the war's commencement by the ringing of the World Peace Bell enables Australians to sombrely and respectfully note the commencement of the centenary period,'' he said. ''Church bells and school bells could also be rung, perhaps at 11am or ...

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Bells ring again thanks to trust cash - Maidenhead Advertiser

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 06:12 AM PST


Maidenhead Advertiser

Bells ring again thanks to trust cash
Maidenhead Advertiser
The bells from its 150-year-old clock tower can be heard around the neighbourhood as a team of bell ringers call residents to worship. However, that tradition was put at risk when inspectors found the bell needed repairs. "It's a long-standing issue ...

Saffron Walden bell ringers hit the right note for playgroup - Saffron Walden Reporter

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 01:05 AM PST


Saffron Walden Reporter

Saffron Walden bell ringers hit the right note for playgroup
Saffron Walden Reporter
SWOP is looking for more volunteers. The playgroup meets every Wednesday during term time at the United Reformed Church, Abbey Lane, from 10am until noon. Contact Sally on 07748 918289 or e-mail sallyjames@btinternet.com for further information.

Shifting Gears - First Thaw in 3 Weeks Arrives Next Week - Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)

Posted: 14 Feb 2014 09:41 PM PST


Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)

Shifting Gears - First Thaw in 3 Weeks Arrives Next Week
Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)
Ring The Church Bells. The last time the Twin Cities saw freezing? 34F on January 29. We're due for a thaw, and it's coming next week, with 3 days above freezing, followed by a slight cooling trend the end of next week. A higher sun angle is (finally ...

After 50 years, church bell returned home - Times Daily

Posted: 14 Feb 2014 08:08 PM PST


After 50 years, church bell returned home
Times Daily
“I remember as much about the rope to ring the bell as the bell,” he said. “I had to jump a little to reach the rope and then hang on until I finished, jumping back up each time it rang.” Freeman said the bell ringing apparently was successful as ...

After 50 years, western NC church gets bell back - Nashua Telegraph

Posted: 14 Feb 2014 08:05 PM PST


After 50 years, western NC church gets bell back
Nashua Telegraph
Freeman said when he reached the top of the tower, he was in the attic of the church. “I remember as much about the rope to ring the bell as the bell,” Freeman said. ... He remembers the day in 1945 when he was riding his bicycle toward the church and ...

Communities keep homes cash - Evesham Observer

Posted: 14 Feb 2014 04:24 PM PST


Evesham Observer

Communities keep homes cash
Evesham Observer
District council chiefs feared the changes would see them not able to fund future projects and in September the Observer reported funding worth £250,000 earmarked by Evesham Town Council for the Almonry Museum project and the Evesham Bell Tower ...

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Drip, drip, drip, by day and night - The Guardian

Posted: 14 Feb 2014 11:05 AM PST


The Guardian

Drip, drip, drip, by day and night
The Guardian
But real drowned churches lived in people's minds. Dunwich on the Suffolk coast was a busy port before the 14th-century storms that swept whole parishes into the sea. Broken steeples were moored where ships were meant to be, before disappearing ...

Broken clock set to honour WW1 poet - East London and West Essex Guardian Series

Posted: 13 Feb 2014 08:17 AM PST


East London and West Essex Guardian Series

Broken clock set to honour WW1 poet
East London and West Essex Guardian Series
... Abbey have checked the time on the tower since the 1600s and the chimes every 15 minutes can no longer be heard since it stopped. Clock makers Gillett and Johnston, formally Gillett and Co, made the clock and are advising the church on how to ...

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