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Ringing Remembers

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Deanery

Ringing Remembers

 

On 11 November 2018, 100 years since the Armistice, bells will ring out from churches and cathedrals in villages, towns and cities across the country. Big Ben will also strike at 11am to mark the centenary.

 

Church bells across the UK remained restricted throughout the course of the war and only rang freely once Armistice was declared on 11 November 1918.

 

Many bell ringers joined the war effort, and many lost their lives. Just after the war, the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers wrote to all bell towers to compile the Roll of Honour. At the time 1,100 men were reported as lost. During the First World War Centenary the Central Council of Bell Ringers has been reviewing this list and has discovered further bell ringers who died in service to come to a figure of 1,400.

 

To mark the final year of the First World War centenary commemorations, 1,400 new bell ringers will be recruited in honour of the 1,400 who lost their lives during the First World War.

 

This campaign to recruit bell ringers, “Ringing Remembers”, aims to keep this traditional British art alive in memory of the 1,400 who lost their lives – linking together past, present and future.

 

Bell ringing is a traditional skill that anyone can do, as it just requires some co-ordination. Ringers come from all walks of life and range from aged 11, through teenage years, universities, to those in their 80’s. It is good exercise as well as a social team event.

 

The Peterborough Branch of the Guild of Bell Ringers is aiming to contribute to this number, so they are actively recruiting as many new ringers as possible.

 

Bell ringing in the Peterborough area is taught at the Castor Ringing School most Saturday mornings from 10am to 12 noon, and at a number of other churches.

 

If you think you might be interested in learning to ring bells, further information can be found on the Ringing School’s website: www.castor.ringingschool.uk  or contact Hilary Hardie, 01780 783855 hilary.hardie@btinternet.com

 

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

 

For information

 

Church bells are large; ranging in weight from a few hundred pounds to several tons. A ring of bells will usually consist of four to twelve bronze bells.
 
Bells for change ringing are hung in stout frames that allow the bells to swing through 360 degrees. Each bell is attached to a wooden wheel with a handmade rope running around it.


The bells are arranged in the frame so their ropes hang in a circle in the ringing chamber below. Into each rope is woven a tuft of brightly coloured wool (sally), which marks where the ringer must catch the rope while ringing.

EU Referendum Debate

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Deanery

On 3rd May parishioners from King's Cliffe and the nearby villages gathered in the Parish Church to question activists on their views on the coming In-Out Referendum on our place in the EU.

Pictured here (left to right) are Helen Harrison and Andy Mercer for 'Leave' and Kierran Murray and George Smid for 'Remain'

New Rector

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Benefice

We are pleased to announce that the Reverend Nolan Robson has accepted Bishop Donald’s invitation to become Rector of Thrapston, Denford and Islip. Nolan will be instituted by the Bishop of Brixworth on Sunday 3 July 2016 at 3 pm.

Nolan is currently assistant curate of the Parish of St Thomas, Kilnhurst in the Diocese of Sheffield and previously worked as an architect. He is married to Sophia and they have four young children: Molly, George, Arthur and Heather.

HARVEST

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Parish

Harvest Festival 27th September 11,00am

Harvest Supper and Auction of Gifts 28th September 7,00pm

Ride and Stride September 2012

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Parish

Saturday 8th September was Ride and Stride day. The Lord gave us the most wonderful weather as a group of cyclists (Lesley,  Richard, Bonar, Mark, Dennis Palmer, Victoria, Daniel, Robin, Frank, Lorna and Luke) departed from St James’ Church at 10.00 am.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark had supplied high visibility jackets, Lesley supplied the first-aid kit, Frank and Richard provided the leadership and navigation; and Robin was our anchor man bringing up the rear. We were met by lovely people at all the churches we visited and we were all most grateful for the hospitality offered. Charles Jefferson joined the group at Wadenhoe. Although Lesley had to leave us at Islip, she was at St James’ when we returned at the end of our epic tour. It was a day full of fellowship. Can’t wait for Ride and Stride next year.

Lorna Johnson

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