On St. George’s Day April 23rd 2017

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The bells of ST.PAUL’S will ring for ST. GEORGE on April 23rd

For 1,400 years a St. Paul’s Cathedral has been sitting on the top of Ludgate Hill the highest point in the City of London.    In 1878,  12 bells were cast which are said to form the second largest ring of bells in the world and now hang in the north west tower.  In the south west tower is ‘Great Paul’ the largest bell ever cast in Britain weighing in at 16 and half tons but sadly can no longer be rung.  (The second largest is ‘Great George’ in Liverpool Cathedral). It is from such a commanding position that the sound of these 12 bells will be heard all over the capital and bring great cheer as they ring out to celebrate  ST. GEORGE’S  Day.

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Learn to ring for St. George’s Day

All Saints church in Marsworth, (just north of Tring) in Buckinghamshire will be ringing for St. George. It used to belong to the Bishops of Ely and was mentioned in the Domesday Book.  Today the Grand Union Canal runs through the village  and canal boats passing through will soon hear the 6 bells of All Saints ringing more frequently as it becomes a centre of learning as part of The Association of Ringing Teachers.  Anyone interested in learning this ancient skill should contact the Tower Captain, Richard Booth on:  rbooth.maffers@talktalk.net.  Happy ringing.

All Saibts, MARSWORTH, Bucks

 

 

Bicknoller’s ST.GEORGE will be ringing on April 23rd

The village of Bicknoller nestles in a valley on the western edge of The Quantocks in northern Somerset.  Nearly the whole village is listed and amongst its delights is its church, ST.GEORGE also listed but as a Grade 1.  Perhaps because it has remarkable wooden carvings and a 1000 year old yew in its churchyard.  Its five bells were added to by a new Jubilee bell by funds raised within the community and all six will be ringing out to celebrate their Patron Saint.

.ST.GEORGE Bicknoller