On St. George’s Day April 23rd 2018

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The 2018 Campaign has started to ring out for ST.GEORGE

 

The campaign to get as many ringers as possible across the country to ring out to celebrate England’s Day –  St. George’s Day on Monday April 23rd has already begun. The news this year is being brought to you via the Twitter feed which is revealed on the Home Page. Come and join in and encourage the young to ‘have a go’ or have an ‘open tower day’ to encourage the public to stop and see you all in action and be involved.  Good Luck and have a Great Day on ST.GEORGE’s DAY.

A Happy Christmas 2017 to all BELL RINGERS in the land

2017 – a year of changes, upheavals, and perhaps a future not yet settled but still the Nation’s bell ringers turn up whatever the weather to ring out from out beautiful churches. A wonderful array of community spirit and our heartfelt gratitude to all the volunteers and hope that such a special tradition will continue.

To join in the spirit of Christmas and its traditions the church of St. Peter & Paul of Great Casterton in Rutland is shown in all its winter coat.  It is listed Grade I and has six bells that will ring out its festive message of happiness and goodwill to all mankind.  HAPPY CHRISTMAS

Great Casterton Church in Rutland as temperatures again dropped overnight through out the UK.
© Photograph – Tim Scrivener
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To All Bell Ringers – A HAPPY NEW YEAR – 2017

2016 a year full of interest, co-operation, fun and the passing of good friends. A year when St. George’s Day was given a tremendous boost by the generosity of so many of our bell ringers and the challenge of new ideas.  The ‘Rolling Ring’ – a new concept of organising whole Branches and or Counties was considered by those who took part, as being great fun and some even admitted, the best ringing they had ever achieved.  Their local media were on to it and gave them a good shout.  Then there was the addition of ‘Open Days’ at city centres where several took part with one in particular enticing over fifty newcomers to try their hand.  University societies are growing all helping to sow the seeds for the future. The Hand Bells of Britain joining in with special concerts on April 23rd and national organisations giving the Campaign their excellent support.  And now a New Year full of exciting possibilities and one where we send our Best Wishes and Good Luck to you all.

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Bridlington Priory – Yorkshire

 

Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday and Prince Philip’s 95th

Her Majesty The Queen on her 90th Birthday

The weekend has seen three days of wonderful and diverse celebrations across the country in honour of the Official Birthday of The Queen – Her 90th. She was born in London on 21st April in 1926 and christened Elizabeth Alexandra Mary.

Prince Philip was born on June 10th in 1921 in Greece with the titles of Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark.  He was exiled as a small child and when he became a British citizen he adopted the surname of Mountbatten.  On 20th November 1947 he married Princess Elizabeth.

How incredibly fortunate we are as a Nation to have such a remarkable Sovereign and the loyalty of her Consort.  God Save The Queen.

 

 

The Five Bells of STANTON DREW in Somerset rang for ST.GEORGE.

STANTON DREW - Somerset with St. Mary's

The village of STANTON DREW may be small in size but it has an important link to prehistoric times with its famous stone circles.  Within sight of these ancient remains stands St. Mary’s church that dates back to the 13th C and its 5 bells have been ringing out across this view as they did this year on April 23rd to celebrate England’s Patron Saint – ST.GEORGE.  Here are the happy ringers sent in by Tower Captain Shirley Edwards.

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These are the timings throughout the day of some of the NORTH BUCKS towers

Here is a list of some of the towers and their times. It all started in THORNBOROUGH with St. Mary’s 5 bells at 9.30 – 10 o’clock. Then SHALSTONE St. Edward the Confessor with 5 bells 10.15-1045. Then STOWE’s Assumption Church with 6 bells from 10 o’clock -1030. The Assumption at LILLINGSTONE LOVELL 1045-11-15 with 5 bells. LECKHAMPSTEAD rang 11.15-11.45 at The Assumption church with 5 bells. St. Edmund’s 6 bells at MAIDS MORETON from 11 o’clock-11.30. BRADWELL’S St.Lawrence with 6 bells ringing from 12.30-1 o’clock. All Saints at LOUGHTON with 6 bells 12.45-1.15. SHENLEY’S St.Mary’s 6 bells 1 o’clock-1.30. St. Mary’s 8 bells at GREAT BRICKHILL who rang 2 o’clock -2.30. MILTON KEYNES Village rang 3.30-3.45 at All Saints with 8 bells. NEWPORT PAGNELL 4.15-4.45 at SS Peter & Paul with 8 bells.  St. Firmin’s 6 bells from 4.30-5 o’clock at NORTH CRAWLEY. The church of St. Laud at SHERINGTON rang 5 bells from 5 o’clock-5.30. EMBERTON’s All Saints with 6 bells from 5.15-5.45. WESTON UNDERWOOD rang from St.Lawrence and its 6 bells from 6.30-7 o’clock. And near the end of the day came STOKE GOLDINGTON who rang from 7 – 7.30 the 6 bells at St. Peters.

What a day.  WHAT AN ACHIEVEMENT –  Well done to you all.