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Merseybells news feed as published


Call for new bell ringers - Taranaki Daily News

Posted: 21 Jan 2014 01:00 PM PST


Taranaki Daily News

Call for new bell ringers
Taranaki Daily News
Handbell ringing is a traditional way of making music, originally used for tower bell practice to avoid disturbing neighbouring villagers. Bells were first given to St Mary's in the 1940s before the current group was reinstated in 1982. One of its ...

Four Veerappan gangsters who aged in prison - Indian Express

Posted: 21 Jan 2014 11:26 AM PST


Four Veerappan gangsters who aged in prison
Indian Express
Gnanaprakasam's family said he used to be a bell ringer at a church; a priest there had reportedly written to officials years ago vouching for his innocence after he had been picked up for questioning. Bilavendran's relatives claim he was just a poor ...

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Order and Disorder in the early Nineteenth Century (1800-1829)

Posted: 21 Jan 2014 11:10 AM PST

This second volume in the series of newspaper extracts about Church Bells and Bellringing continues to chart the progress of ringing in the first three decades of the nineteenth century.

For Whom the Bell Tolls - Huffington Post

Posted: 21 Jan 2014 10:23 AM PST


For Whom the Bell Tolls
Huffington Post
This month, from Atlanta, GA, the King Center announced its "Choose Nonviolence" campaign, a call on people to incorporate the symbolism of bell-ringing into their Martin Luther King Holiday observance, as a means of showing their commitment to Dr ...

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Plan for Triangle Centre shelved - Southland Times

Posted: 21 Jan 2014 10:12 AM PST


Southland Times

Plan for Triangle Centre shelved
Southland Times
Many investors who are not keen on the development gamble have also sold land, with some sites changing hands more than once since the earthquakes. Global construction forecaster Rider Levett Bucknall described Christchurch's construction costs as ...

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Coming up at Winchester Cathedral: girls choir open afternoon and cathedral ... - Basingstoke Gazette

Posted: 21 Jan 2014 09:23 AM PST


Basingstoke Gazette

Coming up at Winchester Cathedral: girls choir open afternoon and cathedral ...
Basingstoke Gazette
Another popular activity is the mini-belfry which gives budding campanologists the chance to try out their arms at bell ringing. Meet the stonemasonry team who continue a centuries-old tradition, and those who look after the vestments and adorn the ...

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For whom the bell tolls - Heraldindependent

Posted: 21 Jan 2014 08:43 AM PST


For whom the bell tolls
Heraldindependent
This month, from Atlanta, GA, the King Center announced its “Choose Nonviolence” campaign, a call on people to incorporate the symbolism of bell-ringing into their Martin Luther King Holiday observance, as a means of showing their commitment to Dr ...

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Prayers for Parker benefit includes dance party and auction Jan. 25 - Cape Gazette

Posted: 21 Jan 2014 07:39 AM PST


Prayers for Parker benefit includes dance party and auction Jan. 25
Cape Gazette
He introduced Parker to the chapter in 2012 by volunteering him as the bell ringer during the reading of names on the memorial for several events at Kent County Memorial Park. “Parker was such a hit that the chapter made him an honorary member and sent ...

Young and old lend a hand to support the town's Bell Tower - Evesham Journal

Posted: 21 Jan 2014 05:07 AM PST


Evesham Journal

Young and old lend a hand to support the town's Bell Tower
Evesham Journal
YOUNG and old have been digging deep to raise funds for the town's Abbey Bell Tower campaign. The Bell Tower appeal needs to raise £500,000 to repair and conserve the tower, built in 1531 by Abbot Clement Lichfield. Since it began in June last year it ...

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Bushey church seeks funds to restore historic bells - Watford Observer

Posted: 21 Jan 2014 04:51 AM PST


Watford Observer

Bushey church seeks funds to restore historic bells
Watford Observer
Sue Morton, the tower captain, said the bell ringers will not stop until the full amount of money is raised. She said: "Bells have been sounding out here for at least 500 years, but without a major restoration they will fall silent. "The bells are ...

£10000 boost to tower appeal - Worcester News

Posted: 21 Jan 2014 02:57 AM PST


£10000 boost to tower appeal
Worcester News
The appeal has already received a £63,000 fund from The Heritage Lottery Fund but the church needed to raise a further £40,000 for the tower which is deteriorating and is in need of significant repair and restoration. Through events including a flower ...

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Time running out for plaque nominations to honour Leicestershire's famous ... - Leicester Mercury

Posted: 21 Jan 2014 12:35 AM PST


Leicester Mercury

Time running out for plaque nominations to honour Leicestershire's famous ...
Leicester Mercury
Members of the public are being asked to nominate people and places for the awards, with suggestions including package holiday pioneer Thomas Cook, designer and architect Ernest Gimson and Loughborough's Bell Foundry. Leicestershire County ...

Pianist Sara Daneshpour's Philadelphia recital debut sets bells ringing - Philly.com

Posted: 21 Jan 2014 12:03 AM PST


Philly.com

Pianist Sara Daneshpour's Philadelphia recital debut sets bells ringing
Philly.com
Bells were everywhere - tolling an introspective dusk to life at the end of Granados' El amor y la muerte, Opus 11; bells as lone mourner to a hanged man in the second movement of Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit; ringing an end to the middle section of ...

Ten-year-old bellringer Tiggy just loves learning the ropes - The Oxford Times

Posted: 21 Jan 2014 12:00 AM PST


The Oxford Times

Ten-year-old bellringer Tiggy just loves learning the ropes
The Oxford Times
In 1972 a sixth bell was added under a band led by Tower Captain Roy Jones. He had actually started bellringing in 1944, aged eight. The St Nicholas bellringers are now well known across the county and the south of England, competing in contests and ...

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Ten-year-old bellringer Tiggy just loves learning the ropes - The Oxford Times

Posted: 21 Jan 2014 12:00 AM PST


The Oxford Times

Ten-year-old bellringer Tiggy just loves learning the ropes
The Oxford Times
St Nicholas Church has had bells and a band to chime or ring them since the 19th century, when five bells were installed and a regular band began. In 1972 a sixth bell was added under a band led by Tower Captain Roy Jones. He had actually started ...

Bells, bells, bells - Suffolk News-Herald

Posted: 20 Jan 2014 09:17 PM PST


Suffolk News-Herald

Bells, bells, bells
Suffolk News-Herald
Maybe there is a bell in the bell tower and a handbell choir that performs selections for various holy days throughout the year. But does your church's music ministry send its peal into the surrounding community each day, proclaiming the gospel in the ...

Learning in Unity - Huntington Herald Dispatch

Posted: 20 Jan 2014 08:42 PM PST


Learning in Unity
Huntington Herald Dispatch
HUNTINGTON -- The 1963 March on Washington was a trailblazing event in the Civil Rights Movement; localized marches in memory of Martin Luther King Jr., like one in Huntington Monday evening, have become a tradition in carrying on his legacy. More than ...

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Feb. 15: St. Stephen's Episcopal to Welcome New Rector - SCVNEWS.com

Posted: 20 Jan 2014 05:43 PM PST


SCVNEWS.com

Feb. 15: St. Stephen's Episcopal to Welcome New Rector
SCVNEWS.com
Connie Reinhardt, Rector of St. George's Episcopal Church in Glenn Dale, Md., will preach. St. Stephen's several choirs will provide music, including the “Bell Ringers.” A reception will follow the Installation service in St. Stephen's Spurling Hall ...

Celebrating King's legacy - Great Falls Tribune

Posted: 20 Jan 2014 05:29 PM PST


Celebrating King's legacy
Great Falls Tribune
University of Great Falls students, from left, Kendalyn Brainard, Nneka Nnadi and Katie Bennett listen to bells ring on the campus's bell tower during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Monday. / TRIBUNE PHOTO/LARRY BECKNER ...

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Chartham, Kent

Posted: 20 Jan 2014 04:00 PM PST

PN info modified (was Wed)

Monkton, Kent

Posted: 20 Jan 2014 04:00 PM PST

Note added about current restoration and augmentation to 4

Sampford Arundel, Som

Posted: 20 Jan 2014 04:00 PM PST

Mon PN removed (no regular ringers)

Parades, Marches And Service Projects To Honor MLK - news9.com KWTV

Posted: 20 Jan 2014 07:57 AM PST


Parades, Marches And Service Projects To Honor MLK
news9.com KWTV
In Atlanta, a service will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King was pastor. In Memphis, Tenn., where King was ... In Oklahoma City, the 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations include a parade, silent march and bell ringing ...

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Charity lump sum boosts tower appeal - Cotswold Journal

Posted: 20 Jan 2014 05:38 AM PST


Cotswold Journal

Charity lump sum boosts tower appeal
Cotswold Journal
Retired teacher Viv Oddy has made a “thermometer” in the shape of the bell tower to chart the progress of the appeal and has just painted in the latest total. She said: ... “It's a vital part of our conservation village and cannot be allowed to fall ...

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