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Five questions with: Nick Phillips - Otago Daily Times

Posted: 21 Feb 2016 08:42 AM PST


Otago Daily Times

Five questions with: Nick Phillips
Otago Daily Times
Mr Phillips says theirs is a secular society that has a good relationship with the church and is always looking for people wanting to learn the art and craft of bellringing. By day, he looks after IT for the Otago Medical School, University of Otago ...

Feature story: Five years after deadly quake, Christchurch's heart still missing - TVNZ

Posted: 21 Feb 2016 08:22 AM PST


PhillyVoice.com

Feature story: Five years after deadly quake, Christchurch's heart still missing
TVNZ
Five years since the Christchurch earthquake killed 185 people and destroyed hundreds of buildings, some residents have taken to calling it the "Donut City". The ravaged city centre is still ... Christchurch's iconic Anglican cathedral is a crumbling ...
5 years after quake, New Zealand city's heart still missingPhillyVoice.com

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Religious Heritage: sixty churches will share 10 million - The Siver Times

Posted: 21 Feb 2016 04:37 AM PST


The Siver Times

Religious Heritage: sixty churches will share 10 million
The Siver Times
Fifty-nine Quebec churches whose bell tower, facade walls, interior decorations or artwork they house are ailing will receive financial aid of 10 million from the Ministry of Culture to remake a beauty. Among the planned projects include St. Patrick's ...

My quest for the lost Ark of the Covenant - Morpeth Herald

Posted: 21 Feb 2016 03:30 AM PST


Morpeth Herald

My quest for the lost Ark of the Covenant
Morpeth Herald
Former Morpeth Town Council assistant Stevie Matthews has travelled the globe completing long-distance runs, mountain treks and other challenges, often in support of charity. Here she tells us about her latest adventure in search of the Ark of the ...

Restored bells returned to Wiltshire church - BBC News

Posted: 21 Feb 2016 02:25 AM PST


BBC News

Restored bells returned to Wiltshire church
BBC News
"They're being brought back for preservation, not for use." Once the old bells have been re-hung in the tower a new belfry floor and ringing chamber will be installed, as part of the £200,000 project. The casting of the new peal of six bells will take ...

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Martians, bells, cutlery… things are all relative when you think about it - The Guardian

Posted: 21 Feb 2016 02:02 AM PST


The Guardian

Martians, bells, cutlery… things are all relative when you think about it
The Guardian
So, things: it's a broad church. Or they're a broad church. And a broad church is, as well as a metaphor (itself a thing) for things, also a thing. Such as might have a magnificent tower or spire, perfect for bell-ringing. And the practice of bell ...

Letters: Cameron gave EU leaders little incentive to agree to fundamental reform - Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: 20 Feb 2016 11:02 PM PST


Telegraph.co.uk

Letters: Cameron gave EU leaders little incentive to agree to fundamental reform
Telegraph.co.uk
SIR – I live near to our village church. I am not a practising Christian, but I am always impressed by the bond the Church fosters within the community. The clock chimes ring out every quarter of an hour (provided the mechanism is working) and the bell ...

Blooms sent around Christchurch for River of Flowers - The Press

Posted: 20 Feb 2016 10:14 PM PST


The Press

Blooms sent around Christchurch for River of Flowers
The Press
Thousands of flowers are being sent out to sites around the city for Monday's River of Flowers commemoration. On Monday people will be able to place flowers in waterways at 19 sites around greater Christchurch – the most sites since the first such ...

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Rear View: Danny and the right to drive tipsy - Irish Independent

Posted: 20 Feb 2016 06:33 PM PST


Irish Independent

Rear View: Danny and the right to drive tipsy
Irish Independent
The idea is being floated that bell-ringing should soon be recognised as a sport. Campanologists have long argued that their activity is more arduous than recognised sports such as snooker and fishing, and it was even suggested this week that it could ...

Church to dedicate new bell tower - American Press

Posted: 20 Feb 2016 01:56 PM PST


Church to dedicate new bell tower
American Press
The church raised money for the bell tower, and Acme Brick Co. donated bricks for the construction, she said. One of the original members of Evergreen Missionary was Johnny Sams, who was also one of the bell ringers. Two other bell ringers are Willy ...

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Town to light up for Queen's birthday - Impartial Reporter

Posted: 20 Feb 2016 12:07 PM PST


Town to light up for Queen's birthday
Impartial Reporter
After the service the Cathedral Bell Ringers will ring a special peal of bells in celebration as the birthday beacon is lit and the beams of light shine brightly into the night sky. Monsignor Peter O'Reilly of St. Michael's and Dean Kenneth Hall of St ...

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Polymath Author And Teacher Umberto Eco Passes - CounterCurrents.org

Posted: 20 Feb 2016 08:15 AM PST


Polymath Author And Teacher Umberto Eco Passes
CounterCurrents.org
I had the good luck of interviewing Umberto Eco in the year 2000, a text which however rings extremely current due to his long-range vision. His novel, The ... The library is housed in a twelth century Romanesque cloister, topped by a bell tower of ...

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COMMUNITY NEWS: Kemble/Somerford Keynes/Poole Keynes - Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

Posted: 20 Feb 2016 07:12 AM PST


COMMUNITY NEWS: Kemble/Somerford Keynes/Poole Keynes
Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard
SUNDAY services for the parish are in All Saints Kemble at 9.30am Holy Communion followed by the Parochial Church Council discussion meeting on the church reordering proposals. This is the chance to explore ideas and consider how 'the church' might ...

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Moose Lake goes vintage for Valentine's Day - Pine Journal

Posted: 20 Feb 2016 06:17 AM PST


Moose Lake goes vintage for Valentine's Day
Pine Journal
Emcee Mrs. Lou Hall puts an organdy apron on Alana Wallin, a teenage volunteer model, during the Style Show and Tea held Valentine's Day at the Soo Line Event Center in Moose Lake. Jamie Lund/jlund@pinejournal.com ...

Bristol school celebrates outstanding OFSTED report - with bells on - Bristol Post

Posted: 20 Feb 2016 05:45 AM PST


Bristol Post

Bristol school celebrates outstanding OFSTED report - with bells on
Bristol Post
Bristol Cathedral Choir School literally proclaimed its outstanding Ofsted report from the rooftops – with a special celebratory ringing of the Cathedral's bells. On the day ... "Schools often celebrate positive inspection reports by putting up banners ...

Churches show love during February - Newnan Times-Herald

Posted: 20 Feb 2016 12:36 AM PST


Newnan Times-Herald

Churches show love during February
Newnan Times-Herald
The bell may be a small hand bell or set of bells, or a gong rung with a clapper, or the tower bell of the church. The term is based. on the practice of ringing the bell three times during the Sanctus. “The practice of accompanying the Sanctus with ...

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Freeport FebFest winds up for a big finish - Lewiston Sun Journal

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 09:07 PM PST


Freeport FebFest winds up for a big finish
Lewiston Sun Journal
The event features short films on conservation topics, including “1,000 Feet & Below,” about Maine's smaller ski areas. Coastal Winds and the Pine Tree Academy Band will perform a pops concert that evening at 7 p.m. in the Pine Tree Academy gymnasium.

Adaptation of Umberto Eco's 'The Name of the Rose' not a sweet success - Los Angeles Times

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 05:49 PM PST


Los Angeles Times

Adaptation of Umberto Eco's 'The Name of the Rose' not a sweet success
Los Angeles Times
Italian writer Umberto Eco has died at age 84. His first and one of his best-known novels, "The Name of the Rose," was adapted into a film starring Sean Connery and Christian Slater in 1986. This review of the film originally appeared in The Times on Sept.
Polymath Author And Teacher Umberto Eco PassesCounterCurrents.org

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Sana forced to cut short speech on train project - The News International

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 04:14 PM PST


The News International

Sana forced to cut short speech on train project
The News International
The Speaker ordered ringing of bells but it remained fruitless in bringing the required number of treasury members in the House. Opposition's Ms Shehnila Ruth ... Accusing the government of deliberately destroying the historic architecture and cultural ...
'Quorum woe' prevents train project debate conclusionDAWN.com
No other funds to be diverted to train project, PA toldThe Nation

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Fiskerton, Lincs

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 04:00 PM PST

Treble note amended & tuning description added; 2 is cracked

Grimoldby, Lincs

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 04:00 PM PST

Still hung for ringing, are now u/r and chimed with ECA

Leiston, Suffolk

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 04:00 PM PST

PN (Tue) info removed: no regular practice being held

Partney, Lincs

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 04:00 PM PST

3 is cracked in crown

Ruskington, Lincs

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 04:00 PM PST

Pulley replacement work completed

A journey through Italy's lesser-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites - L'Italo Americano (subscription) (blog)

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 11:30 AM PST


L'Italo Americano (subscription) (blog)

A journey through Italy's lesser-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites
L'Italo Americano (subscription) (blog)
Did you know that Italy counts a whooping 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites? That makes it the country with the most sites on the World Heritage List. And while some are very well known around the globe – think glitzy Amalfi Coast, the stunning ...

Daily Meditation: Springtime - Huffington Post

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 10:00 AM PST


Huffington Post

Daily Meditation: Springtime
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 post features a poem written by late author ...

After Six Years Pantha Du Prince is Back with a New Album - THUMP

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 09:24 AM PST


THUMP

After Six Years Pantha Du Prince is Back with a New Album
THUMP
The Triad, which comes out in May, is a reference to the band that now backs Weber, which includes members of the Norwegian campanology ensemble The Bell Laboratory and Scott Mao of Queens (formerly Queens on Dial). In a press release, Weber said: ...

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Bell of the balls - The Times (subscription)

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 09:20 AM PST


Bell of the balls
The Times (subscription)
Sir, Your report (Feb 18) on whether bellringing is a sport overshadows the perennial issue for bellringers: should it be classified as church music? As a former “pealer”, I think that a skilfully executed “Grandsire” or “Stedman” from the belltower ...

Suzdal's outdoor museum: Preserving the traditions of wooden architecture - Russia Beyond the Headlines

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 08:40 AM PST


Suzdal's outdoor museum: Preserving the traditions of wooden architecture
Russia Beyond the Headlines
In 1967, Suzdal was officially designated by the Soviet government as a historical heritage site. An important component of this ... The most imposing structure ​at the Suzdal museum of wooden architecture is the Church of the Transfiguration, built in ...

Cleveland Fish Fry Guide 2016: Check out these local fish frys for the second week of Lent - cleveland.com

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 08:24 AM PST


cleveland.com

Cleveland Fish Fry Guide 2016: Check out these local fish frys for the second week of Lent
cleveland.com
216-741-1880. Bell Tower/St. John Bosco Church, 6480 Pearl Road, Parma Heights. Fish Fry. Entree Choices of Deep Fried or Broiled Alaskan Pollock, Pierogi or Eggplant Lasagna-dinners include: coleslaw, roll & butter, dessert, choice of coffee, tea and ...

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The Surprisingly Early History of Christianity in India - Smithsonian

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 05:11 AM PST


Smithsonian

The Surprisingly Early History of Christianity in India
Smithsonian
The church spire is as much a part of the landscape as the temple tower and the mosque's minaret. Although Christians constitute only 18.4 percent of Kerala's 34 ... The real showpieces of Kerala Christianity are its heritage churches, which express a ...

Redditch Snowdrop Festival bring hundreds to smell the flowers - Redditch Standard

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 04:16 AM PST


Redditch Standard

Redditch Snowdrop Festival bring hundreds to smell the flowers
Redditch Standard
Mayor of Redditch Councillor Pattie Hill was also in attendance, presenting prizes and certificates for the Children's Poetry Competition – Harriet Irving and Megan Beaman from Moons Moat First School. Due to the interest in 'chiming', the church's ...

£400000 renovation plans for Holy Trinity Church in Minchinhampton going on public display - Stroud News and Journal

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 04:10 AM PST


Stroud News and Journal

£400000 renovation plans for Holy Trinity Church in Minchinhampton going on public display
Stroud News and Journal
The interior renovation will see £400,000 splashed out on transforming the 174 year old church in Bell Lane back to its former glory. The proposals will be ... Minchinhampton Rector the Rev Helen Bailey, churchwardens, and members of the group ...

Heritage BC honours preservation efforts - Delta-Optimist

Posted: 19 Feb 2016 02:15 AM PST


Heritage BC honours preservation efforts
Delta-Optimist
In 2012, the bell tower and building foundations were collapsing, but with careful repair the former church building is now home to the Delta Optimist. The Heritage BC Awards recognize best practices and high standards in heritage conservation. The ...

Should bell-ringing get sport status? - The Sun

Posted: 18 Feb 2016 03:54 PM PST


The Sun

Should bell-ringing get sport status?
The Sun
A BID to turn bell-ringing into a sport has failed to chime with officials. It was hoped sporting status would bring in new bell-ringers and raise the pastime's profile. Enthusiasts, known as campanologists, claim the activity burns up as many calories ...
Bell ringing is a sport now? Five other church activities that deserve a medal...ChristianToday
Bell ringing to become a sport?Premier

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Bell ringing is a sport now? Five other church activities that deserve a medal... - ChristianToday

Posted: 18 Feb 2016 10:21 AM PST


ChristianToday

Bell ringing is a sport now? Five other church activities that deserve a medal...
ChristianToday
Forget the Superbowl, the Olympics and the World Cup. There's a new sport in town. And it's happening in your town... Church Bell-ringing! According to a lively debate going on in their in-house magazine – Ringing World – some campanologists think ...
Bell ringing to become a sport?Premier
Should bell-ringing get sport status?The Sun

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TRAVEL: Bonjour to all things literary - Swindon Advertiser

Posted: 18 Feb 2016 05:22 AM PST


Swindon Advertiser

TRAVEL: Bonjour to all things literary
Swindon Advertiser
TEN steps, two more - right, nearly there. I caught my mother's hand as she lurched perilously on the tiny landing of Le Gros Horloge's viewing platform. Scrambling for ways to keep my frail mother upright, giving her a boost up narrow dungeon-like ...

Resident frustrated with bell ringers - Northern Natal Courier (blog)

Posted: 18 Feb 2016 05:17 AM PST


Northern Natal Courier (blog)

Resident frustrated with bell ringers
Northern Natal Courier (blog)
School children constantly ringing a gate bell and running away has left one Dannhauser resident frustrated. Fathima Khan, a resident of Albert Street, Dannhauser, has had to endure school children, from the nearby primary school, ringing the bell at ...

Bell Ringing To Become A Sport? - Daily Capital (Capital TV)

Posted: 18 Feb 2016 12:50 AM PST


Daily Capital (Capital TV)

Bell Ringing To Become A Sport?
Daily Capital (Capital TV)
Some campanologists, better known as bell ringers, argue it is a form of exercise and being given sports status would give the activity more funding and encourage new recruits. A bell ringing session can last around three hours and bell ringers say it ...

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Bell ringing to become a sport? - Premier

Posted: 18 Feb 2016 12:34 AM PST

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