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Merseybells news feed as published


Historic Pembrokeshire church given £70000 to repair ancient tower - WalesOnline

Posted: 20 Dec 2015 03:54 AM PST


WalesOnline

Historic Pembrokeshire church given £70000 to repair ancient tower
WalesOnline
The bells will be re-hung and other works will be undertaken at the Grade II* listed building. It comes after the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) announced it ... will enable us to undertake these essential repairs. In addition to repairing the tower, we ...

Local pipe organ builder plays six tons of bronze - Barre Montpelier Times Argus

Posted: 20 Dec 2015 12:09 AM PST


Local pipe organ builder plays six tons of bronze
Barre Montpelier Times Argus
There isn't an ounce of “jingle” in them, but that didn't stop Michael Loris from playing Christmas carols on six tons of bronze bells Saturday afternoon in Montpelier. Loris will be back at it again today, locking himself in the chilly tower of ...

Sponsored bell-ring bonanza - Batley News

Posted: 20 Dec 2015 12:08 AM PST


Batley News

Sponsored bell-ring bonanza
Batley News
The Rev Paul Knight, vicar of St Peter's, said: “Over time, the worn bell ringing ropes, bearings and other maintenance issues have come close to stopping ringing altogether, including being unable to provide the bells at weddings and services.” The ...

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Sponsored bell-ring bonanza - Dewsbury Reporter

Posted: 20 Dec 2015 12:07 AM PST


Dewsbury Reporter

Sponsored bell-ring bonanza
Dewsbury Reporter
The sponsored bell-ringing, also known as a Quarter Peal, starts at 11am and will be streamed live to the church's fellowship area. Refreshments will also be available at the event and tours will start after the fundraiser has concluded. Organisers ...

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Sponsored bell-ring bonanza - Spenborough Guardian

Posted: 20 Dec 2015 12:01 AM PST


Spenborough Guardian

Sponsored bell-ring bonanza
Spenborough Guardian
... issues have come close to stopping ringing altogether, including being unable to provide the bells at weddings and services.” The sponsored bell-ringing, also known as a Quarter Peal, starts at 11am and will be streamed live to the church's ...

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Faith Lutheran celebrates Christmas liturgies - NJ.com

Posted: 19 Dec 2015 01:23 PM PST


Faith Lutheran celebrates Christmas liturgies
NJ.com
Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence invites area residents to join them in celebrating Christmas at four special liturgies, three on Christmas Eve and one on Christmas Day. The first on Christmas Eve is a service for children and their families of ...

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Kevin Harrison: The true spirit of Christmas - Hattiesburg American

Posted: 19 Dec 2015 11:28 AM PST


Hattiesburg American

Kevin Harrison: The true spirit of Christmas
Hattiesburg American
This difficult time brings with it feelings that ebb and flow like the peals of the ringing bell. But the spirit of our loved one lives on in our hearts. We hear them as we shop for the ultimate gift. We smell them as we bake their favorite pies. We ...

Pupils get close to old church bells - Hereford Times

Posted: 19 Dec 2015 09:16 AM PST


Hereford Times

Pupils get close to old church bells
Hereford Times
VILLAGERS in Marden were treated to a rare sight when the six ancient church bells from the 14th century tower of St Mary's were removed in preparation for a major restoration. The lorry carrying the bells paused at Marden Primary Academy so that local ...

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Pupils get close to old church bells - Ledbury Reporter

Posted: 19 Dec 2015 09:06 AM PST


Ledbury Reporter

Pupils get close to old church bells
Ledbury Reporter
VILLAGERS in Marden were treated to a rare sight when the six ancient church bells from the 14th century tower of St Mary's were removed in preparation for a major restoration. The lorry carrying the bells paused at Marden Primary Academy so that local ...

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Kingshill School Christmas concert at Holy Trinity Church Watermoor a festive ... - Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

Posted: 19 Dec 2015 08:06 AM PST


Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

Kingshill School Christmas concert at Holy Trinity Church Watermoor a festive ...
Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard
KINGSHILL School's annual Christmas concert took place on Wednesday, December 16 at Holy Trinity Church Watermoor. Highlights on the night included the junior choir making their way around the church holding candles and singing the Coventry Carol, ...

Pupils get close-up of old church bells - Ledbury Reporter

Posted: 19 Dec 2015 07:32 AM PST


Ledbury Reporter

Pupils get close-up of old church bells
Ledbury Reporter
VILLAGERS in Marden were treated to a rare sight when the six ancient church bells from the 14th century tower of St Mary's were removed in preparation for a major restoration. The lorry carrying the bells paused at Marden Primary Academy so that local ...

Elgood's events raise £1241 to help Norfolk Hospice Tapping House - Wisbech Standard

Posted: 19 Dec 2015 06:32 AM PST


Wisbech Standard

Elgood's events raise £1241 to help Norfolk Hospice Tapping House
Wisbech Standard
... and September in the Brewery Gardens raised £340 for Tapping House, while a Father's Day raffle at a Wisbech Jazz Club event raised £293. Further donations were given by Skylark Studios from Tydd, visiting bell ringers, garden visitors and brewery ...

Christmas services set in region - The Keene Sentinel

Posted: 19 Dec 2015 05:06 AM PST


Christmas services set in region
The Keene Sentinel
The 11 o'clock candlelight service will feature the vocal and hand bell choirs. The church is at 679 Old Homestead Highway and is ... The Fitzwilliam Community Church will hold its Christmas Eve candlelight service Thursday at 7:30 p.m. There will be ...

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Aldbourne to miss stalwart - 4barsrest.com

Posted: 19 Dec 2015 04:27 AM PST


Aldbourne to miss stalwart
4barsrest.com
The Christmas morning tradition started in the 1950s, when the band would go round the village playing carols from 4 o'clock in the morning so that the bell ringers, most of who belonged to the band, could start ringing the church bells at six. This ...

'I ran away from home to become an artist' - Times of India

Posted: 18 Dec 2015 10:46 PM PST


'I ran away from home to become an artist'
Times of India
At a distance is a bronze bull sculpture and a brass Bell House. Information filters in that Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan might drop by at the exhibition. As the sublime peal of one of the 8,500 bells rings in the background, Maity shares his ...

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350 year old birthday celebrations for the Briggait - Glasgow Evening Times

Posted: 18 Dec 2015 09:30 PM PST


Glasgow Evening Times

350 year old birthday celebrations for the Briggait
Glasgow Evening Times
She said they only became aware of the detailed history of the steeple in recent months after an historian - Ingrid Shearer - started working at the Briggait in September. She said Wasps had been in the building since 2009 and received initial ... In ...

Christmas spirit is alive and well behind the scenes, too - Quincy Herald Whig

Posted: 18 Dec 2015 09:08 PM PST


Quincy Herald Whig

Christmas spirit is alive and well behind the scenes, too
Quincy Herald Whig
Betty Yates of Vermont Street Methodist Church in Quincy, left, and kindergartner Kenzayah Norwood create a decorative snowman candy jar Thursday at Washington School in Quincy during a SantaÕs Workshop event. ... "Through the Christmas campaign and ...

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PHOTOS: Sudbury Bell Ringers concert - MetroWest Daily News

Posted: 18 Dec 2015 07:30 PM PST


MetroWest Daily News

PHOTOS: Sudbury Bell Ringers concert
MetroWest Daily News
Members of the Sudbury Bell Ringers offered their free annual concert at Sudbury's Memorial Congregational Church Friday evening. Posted Dec. 18, 2015. « The Sudbury Bell Ringers perform their annual holiday concert at the Memorial Congregational ...

HOPEWELL BAPTIST CHURCH - Benton County Enterprise

Posted: 18 Dec 2015 05:05 PM PST


HOPEWELL BAPTIST CHURCH
Benton County Enterprise
It was a rainy Sunday but it was inviting inside the Lord's House. Billy Quessenberry led our song services, Richard Manley led the Sunday School opening and Barbara Ott was at the piano. Additions to our prayer needs include Gage Smart, Barbara Battle ...

Cuddesdon, Oxon

Posted: 18 Dec 2015 04:00 PM PST

QP rung today (following work done by WBF): u/r removed

Woburn, Beds

Posted: 18 Dec 2015 04:00 PM PST

Ringing suspended until ~Apr 2016

Italian Lessons. Fortnightly fiction By IAN SEED. - The Fortnightly Review

Posted: 18 Dec 2015 02:12 PM PST


Italian Lessons. Fortnightly fiction By IAN SEED.
The Fortnightly Review
I hear the church bells chiming midnight. A slow breeze has started, bringing a dank smell from the river. Goose pimples come up on my arms. When we reach the top, we stop and light a cigarette. We smoke in silence, looking down at the river which ...

'Ringing with joy' in New Haven - Point Pleasant Register

Posted: 18 Dec 2015 01:13 PM PST


Point Pleasant Register

'Ringing with joy' in New Haven
Point Pleasant Register
Bell ringers on “Carol of the Bells” were Amber Wolfe, Abby Pauley, Hailey Hickel, Riley Hankinson, Jessica Dangerfield, Emma Fisher, Bailee Bumgarner, Adrionna Bennett, Wesley Woolard, Alana Edwards and Mikie Lieving. They were accompanied on the ...

Daily Meditation: Noel - Huffington Post

Posted: 18 Dec 2015 10:11 AM PST


Huffington Post

Daily Meditation: Noel
Huffington Post
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today's meditation features a performance of "The First ...

Bell weather: Winter music festival rings up Dumbo - Brooklyn Paper

Posted: 18 Dec 2015 08:40 AM PST


Brooklyn Paper

Bell weather: Winter music festival rings up Dumbo
Brooklyn Paper
Then, as the crowd moves from the Dumbo Archway to Jane's Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park, five conductors at the front of the parade will wave colored flags to signal the bell-ringers to give a chime — when the conductor waves a red flag, for ...

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Church Listing - Market Rasen Mail

Posted: 18 Dec 2015 06:51 AM PST


Market Rasen Mail

Church Listing
Market Rasen Mail
8am BCP Communion at Market Rasen; 10am Communion with Children's Church and Young People's Group, plus Service of Healing, at Market Rasen; 4pm Carols for All at Market Rasen; 6.30pm Service at The Poplars. December 21: 8.30am Morning ...

Listen Up: Of partridges and pear trees - Santa Fe New Mexican

Posted: 18 Dec 2015 04:11 AM PST


Santa Fe New Mexican

Listen Up: Of partridges and pear trees
Santa Fe New Mexican
Even as we lament the fracturing of common culture in these our modern times, Christmas carols ring out as a great national unifier. Neither the society matron nor the desperate street dweller is likely to get through this or any other Christmas season ...

The 10 best vicars - The Guardian

Posted: 18 Dec 2015 04:00 AM PST


The Guardian

The 10 best vicars
The Guardian
He had a sideline as editor of campanology magazine Ring-a-Ding Monthly and joined the platoon for only one episode, when Mainwaring took leave with an ingrowing toenail, which ended typically disastrously. Actor Frank Williams, 84, and Ian “Pike” ...

Gillingham school to mark 500 year anniversary with bell ringing - Western Gazette

Posted: 18 Dec 2015 03:16 AM PST


Western Gazette

Gillingham school to mark 500 year anniversary with bell ringing
Western Gazette
Pupils, staff, parents, former students and invited guests of Gillingham School will join bell-ringers at St. Mary the Virgin to ring the church's bells between 10.45am and 11.30am. At this time the school's pupils will be out enjoying their morning ...

Christmas funding boost for W Norfolk churches - Network Norwich

Posted: 18 Dec 2015 03:16 AM PST


Christmas funding boost for W Norfolk churches
Network Norwich
“I'm delighted that this Christmas the future of All Saint's Church, Litcham and St Mary the Virgin, Sedgeford is being safeguarded by National Churches Trust grants. This funding will help ensure that these two much loved Norfolk churches continue to ...

Dad vs. Dad: Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell Feud in Daddy's Home - Parade

Posted: 18 Dec 2015 02:12 AM PST


Parade

Dad vs. Dad: Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell Feud in Daddy's Home
Parade
She was already Christian, but she converted to Catholicism so we could marry in the church. That's where I proposed, in the church. When you take those [marriage] vows, you take them very seriously. For me, [keeping them] starts with my doing the ...

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Church bell ringing again after 18 months - Malton and Pickering Mercury

Posted: 18 Dec 2015 12:10 AM PST


Malton and Pickering Mercury

Church bell ringing again after 18 months
Malton and Pickering Mercury
Great Habton villagers have been called to St Chad's Church by the bell since Victorian times and so it means a lot to have it back in its rightful place. “I've really missed the bell,” said local resident Heather Nichols, who also rings the bell, “so ...

Ding dong measurement on excessive - Observer

Posted: 17 Dec 2015 09:17 PM PST


Ding dong measurement on excessive
Observer
Working with John Taylor & Co.; an organization of bell founders that may hint their origins again to the 14th century, the group scanned the structural dynamics of two giant bells utilizing ASDEC's robotised 3D laser vibrometry system at roughly four ...

Holiday concert features blend of musical genres - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Posted: 17 Dec 2015 04:48 PM PST


Holiday concert features blend of musical genres
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
The La Verne Church of the Brethren will present “A Kirchner Christmas,” a holiday program that will featuring arrangements of carols and spirituals by composer Shawn Kirchner and Niké St. Clair will conduct the choir. JAMES ... Christmas carols ...

Holiday concert and sing-along set for Arroyo Grande - The Tribune

Posted: 17 Dec 2015 04:03 PM PST


The Tribune

Holiday concert and sing-along set for Arroyo Grande
The Tribune
... the Celebration Chorus; dancers from the Coastal Dance and Music Academy, the Studio of Performing Arts, Ballet Theater San Luis Obispo and the Apostle Greek Orthodox Church; the Grande Bell Ringers from the Arroyo Grande United Methodist Church ...

'Tis the season to ring the bells - Daily Journal Online

Posted: 17 Dec 2015 02:07 PM PST


Daily Journal Online

'Tis the season to ring the bells
Daily Journal Online
Bell ringers at Farmington Walmart add a little "jazz" while ringing the bells for the United Way of St. Francois County. Volunteers are still needed for the bell ringing campaign. Contact the United Way office at 760-8929 or email director ...

Advent Hymn Sing returns for 22nd year - La Crosse Tribune

Posted: 17 Dec 2015 01:07 PM PST


La Crosse Tribune

Advent Hymn Sing returns for 22nd year
La Crosse Tribune
“Christmas music is the happiest music of the year,” said Dean Whiteway, who will perform organ solos by Johann Pachelbel and Johann Sebastian Bach. “It's like having control ... That's the thrill behind it, he said, but there's a lot of joy to go ...

February 1896 – The gun bike - The Engineer

Posted: 17 Dec 2015 10:50 AM PST


The Engineer

February 1896 – The gun bike
The Engineer
Sometimes pedestrians just get in the way of cyclists, and no amount of bell ringing, horn honking, or friendly shouting will induce them to move. In 1896 The Engineer presented a somewaht extreme solution to this problem that thankfully never saw the ...

Christmas party gets leadership consultants dreaming of a better life - PersonnelToday.com

Posted: 17 Dec 2015 06:50 AM PST


Christmas party gets leadership consultants dreaming of a better life
PersonnelToday.com
What to do for the office Christmas party is always an annual dilemma, with many companies divided between having a boozy lunch down at the pub or a more formal evening bash. This year, one senior leadership consultancy, Hampshire based Aziz ...

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