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The incredible history of an Addington church where 5 Archbishops of Canterbury are buried - Croydon Advertiser

Posted: 17 Dec 2017 02:09 AM PST


Croydon Advertiser

The incredible history of an Addington church where 5 Archbishops of Canterbury are buried
Croydon Advertiser
The Bell Tower. The church tower has a belfry with six bells inside, the earliest dating from around 1380, as well as two 17th century bells. In 1875, the church was closed for a year while the north aisle and vestry were added and the tower raised to ...

Youngstown news, Tax overhaul disrespects, disregards middle class - Youngstown Vindicator

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 09:23 PM PST


Youngstown news, Tax overhaul disrespects, disregards middle class
Youngstown Vindicator
Youngstown, Ohio | breaking news, local news, sports, classifieds, jobs, real estate, cars, Warren, Austintown, Boardman, Canfield, Poland.

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Mauritius for adrenaline junkies | Travel | The Times & The Sunday ... - The Times

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 04:04 PM PST


Mauritius for adrenaline junkies | Travel | The Times & The Sunday ...
The Times
Sunlight and the spray from a 100ft waterfall are beating down on our soaked, scrunched-up faces. Tom's on one side of the rock face, I'm on the other and we're.

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'Simbang Gabi' in PHL - Business Mirror

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 08:18 AM PST


Business Mirror

'Simbang Gabi' in PHL
Business Mirror
Thus, through the years, Simbang Gabi has become an important Christmas celebration among Roman Catholics and faithfuls from the Philippine Independent Church. The continuous ringing of church bells served as a beacon call to people. And parents would ...

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Bells ring to honour industrial pioneer - Peterborough Telegraph

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 08:05 AM PST


Peterborough Telegraph

Bells ring to honour industrial pioneer
Peterborough Telegraph
This bell would be rung until all were home and saved many lives. To enhance the area where the 'Voice of the City' sits three totem poles have been erected near to the underpass now named 'Foundry Walk'. The nameplates include two golden bells. It ...

Town council starts donation fund for bell restoration - Reporter-Times

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 06:44 AM PST


Town council starts donation fund for bell restoration
Reporter-Times
The church bell atop the Mooresville Government Center, which was formerly a church, was the primary topic of discussion at the Mooresville Town Council meeting Tuesday night. “At our previous meeting, J.J. Smith came in and offered to write a proposal ...

Four-storey building pitched to replace Fairfield United - Times Colonist

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 02:53 AM PST


Times Colonist

Four-storey building pitched to replace Fairfield United
Times Colonist
And if this is the standard that is being set for church redevelopment, I'm very happy about that.” Councillors asked that efforts be made to improve a tower element designed to pay homage to the church bell tower. “The concern that I have with it as ...

How Norfolk showed the darker side of our love of booze - Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Posted: 16 Dec 2017 12:31 AM PST


Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

How Norfolk showed the darker side of our love of booze
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
After a service at the church, men, women, and children had dinner on the vicarage lawn instead. One East Anglian peculiarity was the 'gotch', a large drinking vessel often associated with bell ringers. You can still see examples at Beccles parish ...

Central Vermont Arts Preview - Rutland Herald

Posted: 15 Dec 2017 10:53 PM PST


Central Vermont Arts Preview
Rutland Herald
Michael Loris will play the unrestored 1908 McShane chime of 10 bells, the only completely original tower bell instrument in Vermont, and the matching 1872 bass bell (or bourdon), one of the largest bells in the Green Mountain State (weighing 2,552 ...

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Central Vermont Arts Preview | Rutland Herald - Rutland Herald

Posted: 15 Dec 2017 10:53 PM PST


Central Vermont Arts Preview | Rutland Herald
Rutland Herald
“Stories for a Winter's Eve,” Saturday in East Montpelier, features, from left, Patti Casey, Pete Sutherland, Kathryn Blume and Mark Nash. 'Stories for a Winter's Eve'. EAST MONTPELIER — “Stories for a Winter's Eve” creates the magic and warmth of ...

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Bellringer shortage has Melbourne's cathedrals sounding the alarm - The Age

Posted: 15 Dec 2017 10:46 PM PST


The Age

Bellringer shortage has Melbourne's cathedrals sounding the alarm
The Age
Calling on you: our cathedrals urgently need bellringers.

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St John's Church bell to stay silent in Hartford this Christmas - Northwich Guardian

Posted: 15 Dec 2017 10:34 PM PST


Northwich Guardian

St John's Church bell to stay silent in Hartford this Christmas
Northwich Guardian
This also means that the church clock will not strike the hour during this period. Rev Mike Smith, Vicar of Hartford, said: “The happy purpose of church bells is to call people to worship the Lord. “Since ours will be silent for a little longer, let me ...

More about the loss of St. Bernard's Church - The Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Posted: 15 Dec 2017 09:03 PM PST


The Adirondack Daily Enterprise

More about the loss of St. Bernard's Church
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise
“Two pigeons cut in from the northeast against a sharp blue sky this morning, came to an accustomed landing on the grey stone sill at the entrance to their belfry home, strutted between whisps of smoke, then flew away. “Inside St. Bernard's bell tower ...

Sounds of 44 voices, handbells set for St. Mary's - TheReporter.Com

Posted: 15 Dec 2017 06:29 PM PST


TheReporter.Com

Sounds of 44 voices, handbells set for St. Mary's
TheReporter.Com
No Christmas concert would be complete without the singing of popular carols and several are planned, plus handbell arrangements made local favorites by the former Sylvan Tintinnabulists (“Nutcracker,” “Ding Dong Merrily on High,” “The Ukrainian Bell ...

Check in, chill out: Vietnam's chic new hotel - The Times

Posted: 15 Dec 2017 04:04 PM PST


Check in, chill out: Vietnam's chic new hotel
The Times
There's the red-brick Notre Dame cathedral (closed for renovations), which was built using materials shipped from France, and over the road the central post office, designed by none other than Gustave Eiffel. The belle époque opera house is based on ...

Opportunities to help those in need, in Oakland County - The Oakland Press

Posted: 15 Dec 2017 01:14 PM PST


The Oakland Press

Opportunities to help those in need, in Oakland County
The Oakland Press
Lighthouse of Oakland County, with its two locations in Pontiac and Clarkston, matched more than 700 families in need with donors who provided coats, gloves, hats, boots and other items as well as gifts for children including school supplies, educatio.

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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 ...

Charges framed in Velim church case - Oherald

Posted: 15 Dec 2017 12:05 PM PST


Charges framed in Velim church case
Oherald
... framed charges against 22 people in the infamous Velim Church Attack case and posted the same for trial on January 25. MARGAO: Judicial Magistrate First Class Saee Prabhudessai on Friday framed charges against 22 people in the infamous Velim Church ...

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2017 - WTOP

Posted: 15 Dec 2017 12:05 PM PST


WTOP

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2017
WTOP
Tony de Brum, 72. He saw the effects of rising seas from his home in the Marshall Islands and became a leading advocate for the landmark Paris Agreement and an internationally recognized voice in the fight against climate change. Aug. 22. Charlie ...

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What's On Dec. 15 – 17? Make Your Own Decorations, Bell Ringers, Shows, Music - The Local Ne.ws

Posted: 15 Dec 2017 09:16 AM PST


The Local Ne.ws

What's On Dec. 15 – 17? Make Your Own Decorations, Bell Ringers, Shows, Music
The Local Ne.ws
Note: If you have plans made for the weekend, or want to check out the week ahead, the events calendar is embedded below. To add your event, email news@thelocalne.ws. NORTH SHORE — With just 10 days left till Christmas, it's not too late to get out ...

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 ...

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)
The villagers held their breaths, surely this majestic gift would, at last, make the bells ring. But only the wind could be heard whistling through the tower. The disappointed crowd turned and shuffled towards the door. Suddenly the tower began to ...

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
But bellringers claim that insulation work involving completely boarding up the belfry windows has seriously muffled the sound of the bells and also those in the church clock. “Our church bells are very much a part of Christmas in Dulverton,” said 90 ...

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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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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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
For in New York, overlooking where the twin towers of the World Trade Center once stood, you will hear the county-made chimes of St Thomas's Church, in Fifth Avenue. Indeed, thanks to Taylor's Bellfounders – the world's largest working bell foundry ...

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
“I wanted to have that bell ring on Christmas day.” It looks like that dream will become reality following the installation of new electronic chimes, surface restoration of the bell, and reinforcement of the tower itself. “We're on schedule and under ...

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 ...

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