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Mother of twins gets help from St. Vincent dePaul | Bellringer Fund - Kitsap Daily News

Posted: 15 Dec 2017 01:58 PM PST


Kitsap Daily News

Mother of twins gets help from St. Vincent dePaul | Bellringer Fund
Kitsap Daily News
“I didn't have any money to use to pay my rent. And my landlord was threatening me with eviction.” Because she is Catholic and attended church at St. Olaf's, she was familiar with St. Vincent de Paul, a nonprofit charity which works out of the church ...

Claremont CALENDAR: Adult class 101, Luminaria Nights, holidays concerts galore! - Claremont Courier

Posted: 15 Dec 2017 12:17 PM PST


Claremont Courier

Claremont CALENDAR: Adult class 101, Luminaria Nights, holidays concerts galore!
Claremont Courier
SING A SONG OF JOY Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, at 1700 N. Towne Ave., Claremont, will hold a free and open to the public first rehearsal for singers at 8 p.m. “We are a community of worshipers, musicians, thinkers, believers, workers, teachers ...

Church Events around Delaware County - The Delaware County Daily Times

Posted: 15 Dec 2017 10:51 AM PST


Lebanon Democrat

Church Events around Delaware County
The Delaware County Daily Times
Ridley Park United Methodist Church: 501 N. Swarthmore Ave., holds its annual Cookie walk from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday (until sold out). Providence Baptist Church: 1100 W. Second St., Chester, holds its Christmas Play at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Narrators ...
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Priests detained in MP shows minorities are suffering blow after blow in India - DailyO

Posted: 15 Dec 2017 08:01 AM PST


DailyO

Priests detained in MP shows minorities are suffering blow after blow in India
DailyO
On Thursday, a group of priests and carol singers were detained in Madhya Pradesh's Satna on the complaint of a Hindu right-wing group. A report quoted the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI) saying that “30 seminarians and two priests from St ...

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Bells will ring again in Farwell: Open house set for Saturday for restored church - Alexandria Echo Press

Posted: 15 Dec 2017 05:00 AM PST


Alexandria Echo Press

Bells will ring again in Farwell: Open house set for Saturday for restored church
Alexandria Echo Press
Irgens said he hopes the projects will spur other activity, such as restoring the city's stately but aging Victorian homes and attracting artists and art events. Some work remains on the church. In its bell tower, Irgens plans to install a 400-pound ...

Tontitown's 'old church' succumbs to age, expense - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Posted: 15 Dec 2017 03:12 AM PST


Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Tontitown's 'old church' succumbs to age, expense
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"The bell tower will remain standing and we will determine if it will be used in any memorial we construct on the site." If the memorial doesn't use the tower, the tower will also come down next summer, he said. Efforts to either raze or preserve the ...

'Simbang Gabi' begins tomorrow - Manila Bulletin

Posted: 14 Dec 2017 11:46 PM PST


Manila Bulletin

'Simbang Gabi' begins tomorrow
Manila Bulletin
Church bells will peal before the break of dawn for the duration of the 'Simbang Gabi' which are held at 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. and the final Mass, the Misa de Gallo (rooster's Mass) on Christmas Eve, December 24. To accommodate the needs of the faithful ...

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Season's greetings - The Hindu

Posted: 14 Dec 2017 10:49 PM PST


The Hindu

Season's greetings
The Hindu
Dawn is welcomed with the pealing of church bells and firecrackers. “To wake up lazy worshippers!” said Matías, my friend in Caracas. “The devout people, they need no bells or firecrackers to wake up. They attend the mass and the carol services. Gaitas ...

Ruined church is one of oldest buildings in Hastings - Hastings and St. Leonards Observer

Posted: 14 Dec 2017 10:39 PM PST


Hastings and St. Leonards Observer

Ruined church is one of oldest buildings in Hastings
Hastings and St. Leonards Observer
The oldest surviving manuscript evidence that Ore Parish Church was dedicated to St. Helen is in the will of 1421 of John Halle of Ore and the oldest parts of the building are the north wall with its little window and the Transitional Norman style ...

Christmas tree festival is record-breaker - LoughboroughEcho.net

Posted: 14 Dec 2017 10:35 PM PST


LoughboroughEcho.net

Christmas tree festival is record-breaker
LoughboroughEcho.net
They won the John Taylor Bell Foundry Trophy Bell. Second was Shepshed Food Bank, third St Botolph's Men's Fellowship Group. In the primary schools section, first prize went to Newcroft Academy, second Oxley Primary and third 3rd St Botolph's C of E ...

Benenden, Kent

Posted: 14 Dec 2017 04:00 PM PST

Presence of simulator noted

Great Oxendon, Northants

Posted: 14 Dec 2017 04:00 PM PST

Tenor note (and ring key) not B (nominal Ab+15c)

Lytham, S Peter, Lancs

Posted: 14 Dec 2017 04:00 PM PST

PN info added

Sutcombe, Devon

Posted: 14 Dec 2017 04:00 PM PST

Restoration complete; bells test rung

When it comes to Christmas media, put me on the Polar Express with Bruce - Mankato Free Press

Posted: 14 Dec 2017 02:48 PM PST


Mankato Free Press

When it comes to Christmas media, put me on the Polar Express with Bruce
Mankato Free Press
Do yourself a favor and dig up Garrison Keillor's “A Prairie Home Companion” holiday episode from many years ago where, during the News from Lake Wobegone segment, he tells the story (I think … it's been a while) of a lonely German pastor (or was it a ...

Now and Then – A Holiday Message - Santa Clarita Gazette (satire) (press release) (blog)

Posted: 14 Dec 2017 02:29 PM PST


Santa Clarita Gazette (satire) (press release) (blog)

Now and Then – A Holiday Message
Santa Clarita Gazette (satire) (press release) (blog)
In the early 1950s, a children's Christmas record entitled “Why the Chimes Rang” was sold in some department stores. It told the story of a fictional kingdom whose grand cathedral boasted chimes so glorious they would make the angels weep. Sadly, the ...

Haunts & Jaunts: The LaSalle Street Murder - Southside Times

Posted: 14 Dec 2017 07:01 AM PST


Southside Times

Haunts & Jaunts: The LaSalle Street Murder
Southside Times
Christmas songs made the rounds on local radio, the air was cooler as the overnight hours brought in snow for the morning work commute. Bell ringers stood outside stores as folks prepared for celebration throughout the month. A time of innocence? There ...

OPINION: 'Daisy' and our Alabama moment - ABS-CBN News (blog)

Posted: 14 Dec 2017 05:21 AM PST


ABS-CBN News (blog)

OPINION: 'Daisy' and our Alabama moment
ABS-CBN News (blog)
Citing Aesop once more, the moral lesson in our conversation is that without “Daisy,” verily now, the Washington Post would have had nothing to expose. Alabama would have elevated a sexual predator to the otherwise honorable hall of the US Senate ...

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Swiss church bells can once again chime through night, court rules - Premier

Posted: 14 Dec 2017 05:04 AM PST


Premier

Swiss church bells can once again chime through night, court rules
Premier
The court, in Lausanne, overturned the earlier 2015 ruling on Wednesday, stating that reducing the amount of night-time chimes would have a limited effect on the quality of life. It also said the nightly bell chimes were a part of Wädenswil's culture ...

Every Week There's Friday Lunch at the Edgartown Council on Aging - WCAI

Posted: 14 Dec 2017 04:52 AM PST


WCAI

Every Week There's Friday Lunch at the Edgartown Council on Aging
WCAI
Jean Bishop gets the coffee cart going. AB: So you're one of the volunteers? Jean Bishop: Yes, I've been probably for the last sixteen years down here trying to do something. I mean I don't do that much but because I got the walker. I really mentally ...

Maynard and Stow church briefs - News - The Beacon-Villager ... - Wicked Local Maynard

Posted: 14 Dec 2017 04:23 AM PST


Maynard and Stow church briefs - News - The Beacon-Villager ...
Wicked Local Maynard
MAYNARD AND STOWReflection and a playOn Dec. 17, two very different services will be offered at First Parish Church of Stow and Acton, one a quiet service of reflections on the season and the other a silly play performed by FPC's children and youth. At ...

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Few can hear the Christmas bells - West Somerset Free Press

Posted: 14 Dec 2017 04:12 AM PST


West Somerset Free Press

Few can hear the Christmas bells
West Somerset Free Press
An antennae for Vodafone and O2 mobile phone services now runs inside the grade two listed church tower and transmission equipment has been installed near the bell chamber. But bellringers claim that insulation work involving completely boarding up the ...

Bell ringers at Riccall Dickensian festival - The Press, York

Posted: 14 Dec 2017 04:04 AM PST


The Press, York

Bell ringers at Riccall Dickensian festival
The Press, York
Members of St Wilfrids church York who entertained visitors to Riccall Dickensian evening with a variety of Christmas music. Picture by Eric Foster. 0 comments. St Wilfrid's Church, York provided Christmas music on hand bells at the annual Dickensian ...

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Bell ringers at Riccall Dickensian festival | York Press - The Press, York

Posted: 14 Dec 2017 04:04 AM PST


The Press, York

Bell ringers at Riccall Dickensian festival | York Press
The Press, York
St Wilfrid's Church, York provided Christmas music on hand bells at the annual Dickensian evening at Riccall.

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How echoes of Leicestershire still ring out across the world - Leicester Mercury

Posted: 14 Dec 2017 03:27 AM PST


Leicester Mercury

How echoes of Leicestershire still ring out across the world
Leicester Mercury
However, to top this impressive list of ringers, the largest bell in Britain, Great Paul, was also made by workers at the foundry. This massive Bourdon bell, cast in 1881 and weighing a whopping 17,002kg, or 16-tons, hangs in the magnificent St Paul's ...

Time to chime: Old Congregational Church bell tower back in business - Valley Breeze

Posted: 13 Dec 2017 08:53 PM PST


Valley Breeze

Time to chime: Old Congregational Church bell tower back in business
Valley Breeze
The electronic bells will also ring out at the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve for three minutes. The project also funded restoration of the wooden bell tower by Aucoin Construction in Scituate. “He's truly a craftsman,” the council president said ...

Swiss church bells can chime again at night, says court - BBC News - BBC News

Posted: 13 Dec 2017 02:50 PM PST


BBC News

Swiss church bells can chime again at night, says court - BBC News
BBC News
A court rejects a couple's complaints and says the bells in Wädenswil can peal through the night.

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Swiss church bells can chime again at night, says court - BBC News

Posted: 13 Dec 2017 02:50 PM PST


BBC News

Swiss church bells can chime again at night, says court
BBC News
A Swiss church can once again ring its bells throughout the night after a federal court overturned a legal decision to limit them to hourly peals. The restriction was ordered in 2015 after a local couple complained about clangs between 22:00 and 07:00 ...

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Bell ringing for good cause - Union Springs Herald

Posted: 13 Dec 2017 11:47 AM PST


Union Springs Herald

Bell ringing for good cause
Union Springs Herald
Locals unite to ring bells in Bullock County for a good cause. The holidays are a great time to share with others in the spirit of giving. Elected officials, community members, and employees from the City of Unions Springs, and the Bullock County ...

Ten British Christmas Traditions Every Anglophile Will Learn to Love – Which is Your Favorite? - Anglotopia.net

Posted: 13 Dec 2017 10:31 AM PST


Anglotopia.net

Ten British Christmas Traditions Every Anglophile Will Learn to Love – Which is Your Favorite?
Anglotopia.net
... a centerpiece of the community – even if very few people still attend services. But one thing happens every Christmas: the bells ring out in celebration. This Christmas bell 'peal' is often a roaring celebration as all the bells are rung at the ...

Home Of The Month: American Gothic - Indianapolis Monthly

Posted: 13 Dec 2017 09:22 AM PST


Indianapolis Monthly

Home Of The Month: American Gothic
Indianapolis Monthly
Blake Richardson was familiarizing himself with near-southside real estate when he heard church bells—a divine signal, perhaps. Just past Sacred Heart church, a cottage porch triggered an inner voice: Pick me, it beckoned. In short order, he bought ...

Court rules night-time church bells can continue in Swiss town - swissinfo.ch

Posted: 13 Dec 2017 06:03 AM PST


swissinfo.ch

Court rules night-time church bells can continue in Swiss town
swissinfo.ch
The Swiss Federal Court in Lausanne has ruled in favour of a church near Zurich that wants to continue ringing its bells throughout the night. The verdict overturns previous local rulings in favour of the complainants, a couple from the town. In a case ...

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Meet the man who's been ringing church bells for SIXTY years - Harwich and Manningtree Standard

Posted: 13 Dec 2017 03:05 AM PST


Harwich and Manningtree Standard

Meet the man who's been ringing church bells for SIXTY years
Harwich and Manningtree Standard
On Thursday, December 21 he will be heading back to St Nicholas' church to perform a quarter peal performance which will take 45 to 50 minutes to complete to mark 60 years to the day of his bell-ringing talent. "I'll be ringing the same bell I did all ...

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John Felgate has been ringing church bells for 60 years - Gazette

Posted: 13 Dec 2017 03:02 AM PST


Gazette

John Felgate has been ringing church bells for 60 years
Gazette
On Thursday, December 21 he will be heading back to St Nicholas' church to perform a quarter peal performance which will take 45 to 50 minutes to complete to mark 60 years to the day of his bell-ringing talent. "I'll be ringing the same bell I did all ...

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New priest Reverend Pene Kennedy welcomed by the ringing of ... - Dorset Echo

Posted: 13 Dec 2017 12:16 AM PST


Dorset Echo

New priest Reverend Pene Kennedy welcomed by the ringing of ...
Dorset Echo
A NEW priest was welcomed by the ringing of bells at Sydling St Nicholas Church.

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Church Minshull hosts Christmas Floral extravaganza at St Bartholomew's - Nantwich News

Posted: 12 Dec 2017 12:49 PM PST


Nantwich News

Church Minshull hosts Christmas Floral extravaganza at St Bartholomew's
Nantwich News
For three days, St Bartholomew's Church was home to a floral spectacular with each arrangement representing one of the gifts from the 'Twelve Days of Christmas' song. Highlights include the 'Eight Maids A Milking' arrangement by Jacqui Owen from ...

Church News and Events for Dec. 8 - Martinsville Bulletin

Posted: 12 Dec 2017 12:27 PM PST


Martinsville Bulletin

Church News and Events for Dec. 8
Martinsville Bulletin
... • Shiloh Way of the Cross Church of Christ of the Apostolic Doctrine will have a Christmas social and program reminiscing on Christmases of the past at 6 p.m. Sunday. People will be able to talk about Christmases of the past, including families ...

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Malpas meetings re-arranged after weather causes postponement - Whitchurch Herald

Posted: 12 Dec 2017 11:13 AM PST


Whitchurch Herald

Malpas meetings re-arranged after weather causes postponement
Whitchurch Herald
There is bell ringing practice at St Oswald's at the same time. The choir practice at St Oswald's is at 6.45pm tomorrow. On Sunday there is Holy Communion at 8am and 11am, and Nine Lessons and Carols at 6.30pm. Malpas Parish Councillor Adrian Waddelove ...

What's cooking? - Brnow

Posted: 12 Dec 2017 06:55 AM PST


Washington Post

What's cooking?
Brnow
Decades later, the Apostle Paul reminded the Christians in the church at Corinth that the fragrance of their lives are part of their testimony to believers and unbelievers in their community: “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in ...
Americans Say Religious Aspects of Christmas Are Declining in Public LifePew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project

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Routt County United Way recruiting holiday bell ringers ... - Steamboat Pilot and Today

Posted: 11 Dec 2017 09:08 PM PST


Routt County United Way recruiting holiday bell ringers ...
Steamboat Pilot and Today
Routt County United Way is in need of bell ringers. Shifts are available on weekends through Christmas. This is a festive opportunity for office groups, clubs or family to take a day and give back to the community by ringing a bell for donations in ...

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The invisible musician: carillonists at Michigan - The Michigan Daily

Posted: 11 Dec 2017 07:17 PM PST


The invisible musician: carillonists at Michigan
The Michigan Daily
Ng is one of a growing population of carillonists in North America, and the carillon housed right here in Burton tower is actually the fourth heaviest in the world. A primarily European instrument, the carillon was developed in and around Belgium in ...

Historic Scituate church bells restored - ABC6 - Providence, RI and New Bedford, MA News, Weather - WLNE-TV (ABC6)

Posted: 11 Dec 2017 12:08 PM PST


WLNE-TV (ABC6)

Historic Scituate church bells restored - ABC6 - Providence, RI and New Bedford, MA News, Weather
WLNE-TV (ABC6)
SCITUATE, R.I. (WLNE) — It is beginning to look and sound a lot like Christmas in Scituate. After sitting idle for decades, the bell in the tower at the Old Congregational Church has been restored just in time for the holidays. Crews used a large ...

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