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Bells on the Peace Tower the voice of Canada - Toronto Star

Posted: 26 Dec 2015 04:03 AM PST


Toronto Star

Bells on the Peace Tower the voice of Canada
Toronto Star
Each weekday, high up inside the Peace Tower, seated at a massive wooden keyboard that sounds the bells, is Andrea McCrady, the Dominion Carillonneur. A petite woman with a grand title to ... But outside, the bells peal out familiar melodies, harmonies ...

Choristers and church bell ringers on listing of people that had backgrounds ... - The Times (subscription)

Posted: 25 Dec 2015 10:16 PM PST


Choristers and church bell ringers on listing of people that had backgrounds ...
The Times (subscription)
A series of Freedom of Information by the Manifesto Club determined that between 2014 and 2015 there were 199 Disclosure and Barring Service checks on church bell ringers, 726 checks on choristers and 23 checks on flower arrangers, us reported.

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St. John's bell ringers entertain seniors - The Sun Chronicle

Posted: 25 Dec 2015 09:17 PM PST


The Sun Chronicle

St. John's bell ringers entertain seniors
The Sun Chronicle
The Jubilation Ringers and Bell Choir from St. John the Evangelist School in Attleboro recently brought their talents to Madonna Manor in North Attleboro. The students, above, performed Christmas music and sang for the residents. (Submitted photo) ...

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Human Condition: Path to peace begins with forgiveness - The Advocate

Posted: 25 Dec 2015 06:25 PM PST


The Advocate

Human Condition: Path to peace begins with forgiveness
The Advocate
At that time, it was customary for the church to ring its bells to alert those in the community of a death and to honor the newly deceased as he or she hopefully headed to heaven. Generally, a small fee for ringing the bells was required, but her ...

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'A Kirchner Christmas' brings unique holiday celebration to La Verne - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Posted: 25 Dec 2015 06:12 PM PST


'A Kirchner Christmas' brings unique holiday celebration to La Verne
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Folks could gather around Kirchner at the piano to sing traditional Christmas carols following the concert with the choir, violinist Juanita Lapp, trumpeter Rick White, acoustic bassic Robbie Davis, oboist Tamer Edlebi, alto saxophonist Kingsley ...

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Once displaced by fire, congregation gathers for Christmas in new church - Grand Forks Herald

Posted: 25 Dec 2015 06:07 PM PST


Grand Forks Herald

Once displaced by fire, congregation gathers for Christmas in new church
Grand Forks Herald
The bell tower was one of the few things to survive, but the building was considered a total loss. People arrived for the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service and were left in tears to find their ... The new building was transformed during six weeks of work. They ...

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Choristers and church bell ringers on list of people who had backgrounds checked - Daily Mail

Posted: 25 Dec 2015 04:46 PM PST


Daily Mail

Choristers and church bell ringers on list of people who had backgrounds checked
Daily Mail
A series of Freedom of Information by the Manifesto Club determined that between 2014 and 2015 there were 199 Disclosure and Barring Service checks on church bell ringers, 726 checks on choristers and 23 checks on flower arrangers, The Telegraph ...

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Carols and midnight prayers mark Christmas celebrations - The Hindu

Posted: 25 Dec 2015 04:33 PM PST


Carols and midnight prayers mark Christmas celebrations
The Hindu
Pealing of church bells, messages of love, joy and peace marked the celebrations. Prayers were conducted during day time. Houses were decorated with glowing stars and little Christmas trees installed with tinsel stars, bells and lights. A large number ...

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Criminal records checks for choir members, bell ringers, flower arrangers at ... - Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: 25 Dec 2015 02:02 PM PST


Telegraph.co.uk

Criminal records checks for choir members, bell ringers, flower arrangers at ...
Telegraph.co.uk
An audit shows that tens of thousands of choir members, bell ringers, flower arrangers and grand parent volunteers at schools are being forced to get Disclosure and Barring Service checks, five years after Theresa May, the Home Secretary, promised that ...
Criminal records checks 'highest in four years'Herald Scotland

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Blind Salvation Military bell ringer attacked on lunch break - The Times (subscription)

Posted: 25 Dec 2015 10:10 AM PST


Blind Salvation Military bell ringer attacked on lunch break
The Times (subscription)
The attack sent bell ringer Jermaine Simmons to a hospital over the weekend with facial fractures, but he was back in bell-ringing action Tuesday. Simmons told the newspaper the clash started with an argument Saturday with another man over whether he ...

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Christmas morning in Ireland: Memories from decades gone by - IrishCentral

Posted: 25 Dec 2015 05:28 AM PST


IrishCentral

Christmas morning in Ireland: Memories from decades gone by
IrishCentral
It seems to be sitting on the little tower that houses the church bell, its back to the wind that blows down from Ardagh. ... They dance to his makeshift tune, Father Halpin, Father Halpin, Father Halpin's topcoat, Biddy Murphy, Biddy Murphy, Biddy ...

Bell ringers have successful fundraising drive in a desperate bid to save ... - The Northern Echo (registration)

Posted: 25 Dec 2015 05:22 AM PST


Bell ringers have successful fundraising drive in a desperate bid to save ...
The Northern Echo (registration)
A DEDICATED group of bell ringers of a North Yorkshire church have raised almost half of their fundraising total to replace a crumbling bell tower and save its historic new bells in just six months. The ringers at St Mary's Church, Richmond, launched ...

Suspect robs bank, wishes teller Merry Christmas - The Bell Ringer

Posted: 25 Dec 2015 03:24 AM PST


Suspect robs bank, wishes teller Merry Christmas
The Bell Ringer
Jingle the bells and play the music loud, for Santa Claus is coming to town! Oh, and by the way: Merry Christmas ... you for making my life magical. "I have one of the most successful Starbucks in Trump Tower", Trump stated during one of his campaign ...

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Sudarsan Pattnaik Creates 45-Feet Tall Santa Claus On Puri's Beach - Press Telegraph (blog)

Posted: 25 Dec 2015 02:57 AM PST


Press Telegraph (blog)

Sudarsan Pattnaik Creates 45-Feet Tall Santa Claus On Puri's Beach
Press Telegraph (blog)
Puri: On the occasion of Christmas, world-renowned sand artist, Sudarsan Pattnaik chose to gift the nation the world's tallest Santa Claus made of sand. Christmas celebrations began with pealing of bells in churches and chapels with midnight masses and ...
Odisha celebrates Christmas with joy and fervourOdishaChannel

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Bells Ring Out On Christmas Day - Times Record

Posted: 25 Dec 2015 02:08 AM PST


Times Record

Bells Ring Out On Christmas Day
Times Record
Yes, this is Christmas morning, and that means the bells will peal, wishing one and all merry Christmas. And we at the Times Record would like to do so, too. It's been a year of change — a year of change for the newspaper, the city and families near ...

Hidden Spaces: The Gothic Bournville Carillon which gives the village its melody - Birmingham Mail

Posted: 25 Dec 2015 02:03 AM PST


Birmingham Mail

Hidden Spaces: The Gothic Bournville Carillon which gives the village its melody
Birmingham Mail
Walking through Bournville you might hear a haunting, gothic melody, something close to a mish mash of bells and an organ, this is the mesmerising sound of the Bournville Carillon , a musical instrument situated within the Bournville Junior School. The ...

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Bells too much for Minnesota town, so now they're in Arizona - Personal Liberty Digest

Posted: 25 Dec 2015 12:34 AM PST


Personal Liberty Digest

Bells too much for Minnesota town, so now they're in Arizona
Personal Liberty Digest
After city officials called for a limit on the volume and frequency of the bell ringing, a discouraged Storck headed to Surprise, Arizona, for the winter — and the bells went with him. The system's new home is St. Clare of Assisi, a new church without ...

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Recalling Christmas in Philly's version of Paradise - Philly.com

Posted: 25 Dec 2015 12:03 AM PST


Recalling Christmas in Philly's version of Paradise
Philly.com
Bells would peal with "Silent Night" from the parish church, where poinsettias decorated the altar and the pungent smell of incense filled the sanctuary. The forest scent of real, homemade Douglas fir wreaths, plenished with pinecones and clusters of ...

COMMENTARY: The message of the bells - Christian Examiner

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 11:01 PM PST


Christian Examiner

COMMENTARY: The message of the bells
Christian Examiner
No one knows what church bells in the city were the inspiration for Longfellow's Christmas poem, but suffice it to say, their pealing resonated with him. To him, it seemed strange that such peaceful sounds could be heard in a country so devastated by ...

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A look at 10 most-prominent churches in Bengaluru - Economic Times

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 10:35 PM PST


A look at 10 most-prominent churches in Bengaluru
Economic Times
The belfry chimes in the bell were cast in London's Mears Foundry in 1847. The marble murals on ... Samuel Taylor Pettigrew, Anglican missionary and founder of the Bishop Cotton School, conceived the idea of the Cathedra School alongside it. The land ...

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A Remaining Christmas - Church Militant

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 09:14 PM PST


Church Militant

A Remaining Christmas
Church Militant
It is at about five o'clock that these last come into the house, and at that hour in England, at that date, it has long been quite dark; so they come into a house all illuminated with the Christmas tree shining like a cluster of many stars seen through ...

Ploughboys, baby Jesus, sex: the true meaning of Christmas carols - Cyprus Mail

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 07:24 PM PST


Cyprus Mail

Ploughboys, baby Jesus, sex: the true meaning of Christmas carols
Cyprus Mail
I'm just listening to Jingle Bells. In Oxford Street. In Chinese. English Christmas songs and carols turn up in some surprising places. They come from some surprising places, too – certainly, not all of them began life with their seasonal associations ...

Faith & Values: Finding respite - Richmond Times-Dispatch

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 06:26 PM PST


Faith & Values: Finding respite
Richmond Times-Dispatch
While approaching the village green, tired from practice, finals, and a long first semester, the pealing bells atop the towering steeple of the Baptist Church sanctuary pierced the still of the cold, dark, Advent evening. To my delight, the bells ...

RING MY BELL - Gaffney Ledger (subscription)

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 06:10 PM PST


RING MY BELL
Gaffney Ledger (subscription)
RING MY BELL — Becky Wolfe, left, and Lib Ivey are shown at Walgreen's ringing the bells. The Gaffney residents were inspired by bell ringers on streets of New York recently. ---------------------------------------------------------------------. You ...

Ding dong measurement on high - Eureka

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 04:00 PM PST


Eureka

Ding dong measurement on high
Eureka
In 17th century Britain, the rise of 'change ringing', where mathematical patterns are rung on a set of bells, propelled bell manufacturing to industrial scales. In English style change ringing, a bell is normally manufactured as part of a set, or peal ...

Burton upon Stather, Lincs

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 04:00 PM PST

Placename is not Burton on Stather but Burton upon Stather

Famed organist Brakel to play belated holiday concert at Grace Cathedral - Topeka Capital Journal

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 03:24 PM PST


Topeka Capital Journal

Famed organist Brakel to play belated holiday concert at Grace Cathedral
Topeka Capital Journal
After graduated magna cum laude from Duquesne in 2006, he enrolled at the Juilliard School in New York where he served as assistant organist of the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on Park Avenue and was featured in solo recitals at St. Patrick's ...

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Goa celebrates Christmas with joy and fervour - The Navhind Times

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 12:16 PM PST


The Navhind Times

Goa celebrates Christmas with joy and fervour
The Navhind Times
PANAJI: Christmas, the celebration of the birth of Lord Jesus Christ, began in the state, accompanied by pealing of bells in churches as well as chapels together with midnight masses, and display of fireworks lighting up the winter sky. After the ...

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Sen. Cruz brings campaign tour through Arkansas, Tennessee - The Bell Ringer

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 11:09 AM PST


The Bell Ringer

Sen. Cruz brings campaign tour through Arkansas, Tennessee
The Bell Ringer
Ted Cruz, R-Texas, celebrated his 45th birthday with a rally at the Apostolic Church of North Little Rock with an estimated 800 or more supporters jamming the church gymnasium. When asked it they would consider voting for each of the candidates, ...

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timeless Bells - The Hans India

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 09:47 AM PST


The Hans India

timeless Bells
The Hans India
The church is an imposing Gothic structure with a multitude of turrets and a tower belfry. The altar piece is a stained glass window dated 1884 and dedicated to the memory of Edward Dawson who was Lieutenant of Royal Artillery, depicting Jesus carrying ...

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Church bell rings out once more - The Northern Echo (registration)

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 09:22 AM PST


Church bell rings out once more
The Northern Echo (registration)
As well as local fund-raising the church received grants and donations from a number of sources, including the Brunton Trust, Garfield Weston, the Diocese of York, Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust and the All Churches Trust. Resident Heather Nichols ...

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The toll of evangelization: Historic bells at Sts. Peter and Paul Church call ... - St.Louis Review

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 08:26 AM PST


The toll of evangelization: Historic bells at Sts. Peter and Paul Church call ...
St.Louis Review
The bells are the same type as those in Elizabeth Tower, commonly called Big Ben, the clock tower at the Palace of Westminster in London. The bells in Soulard are named: Sts. Peter and Paul, 6,000 pounds; Joseph, 3,400 pounds; Mary, 2,400 pounds; John, ...

Indonesia's Rumble in the Jungle Against ISIS - Newsweek

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 07:06 AM PST


Newsweek

Indonesia's Rumble in the Jungle Against ISIS
Newsweek
Yonif 700/Raider soldiers descend from a helicopter using a rope during a counter-terrorism drill at the University of Hasanuddin in Makassar, South Sulawesi, on September 6. REUTERS/Antara Foto/Abriawan Abhe ... 9 to surrender. But while the army ...

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Joyous melodies of the season chimed by Iloilo church bells - Manila Bulletin

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 06:05 AM PST


Manila Bulletin

Joyous melodies of the season chimed by Iloilo church bells
Manila Bulletin
MUSICAL BELLS — Unknown to many parishioners, the London-made bells (inset) installed at the tower of St. Clement's Church in Iloilo City do not only beckon the Catholic faithful to come and participate in the Holy Mass to hear Holy Mass; the chimes ...

Kettle campaign countown is on - The North Star National

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 05:47 AM PST


Kettle campaign countown is on
The North Star National
"It is exciting to know since the church burned down, all the kids have gifts", said Emmily Whitezel, one of the volunteers who worked around the clock. More than 1,200 ... The bell ringers say the children have the most impact on them. Wes Dalberg ...

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'Iedere klok staat voor een pianotoets' - Omroep Zeeland

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 05:31 AM PST


Omroep Zeeland

'Iedere klok staat voor een pianotoets'
Omroep Zeeland
GOES - De kerstdagen zijn drukke tijden voor de Bellringers uit Goes. De Bellringers is een groep van tien jongens die zo'n dertig handbells bespelen. Door met de handbells in een bepaalde volgorde te spelen wordt een geluid gemaakt dat met geen ander ...

Top 20 celebrity quotes of 2015 - Nottingham Post

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 04:03 AM PST


Nottingham Post

Top 20 celebrity quotes of 2015
Nottingham Post
When they installed bungee ropes in the church tower, the bell ringers hit the roof. Comedian Ken Dodd, 88. My friends used to call him Grumpelstiltskin. He is grumpy. Actress Liz Hurley, 50, on her former boyfriend Hugh Grant. You can't do tracksuits ...

Whittlesford News: Parish Church and Culmination of all the village Christmas ... - Cambridge News

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 03:43 AM PST

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