Ringing in Redundant Churches - part 1
Fun with BellsNovember 10, 202200:25:5917.88 MB

Ringing in Redundant Churches - part 1

What do you get when you cross The Churches Conservation Trust with bell ringers? Show host Cathy Booth finds out, in the first of two special episodes. In this month’s show, Cathy meets Neil Skelton, David Bagley and Neil Dodge to discover what exciting projects can develop when ringers get involved in supporting historic places of worship.

From remote rural churches where ringers breathe new life into neglected spaces, through redundant churches that become popular unofficial ringing centres, to urban towers reclaiming their proud ringing heritage - the CCT and bells appear to be a winning combination.

As well as hearing about some inspirational projects, there are also some great tips for towers to visit and fascinating bits of history. And it wouldn’t really be a Fun with Bells podcast if there wasn’t a rollicking good tale about a high-profile dispute between some determined ringers and a disagreeable vicar.

Strensham Church

Imber church

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Comments from our legacy website:

Rose Parker: (2022)

Came across this . Very interesting as our G1 church is being considered by the PCC as possibly being closed and offered to the CCT. We have a fine, if noisy, ring of 8. I look forward to the next podcast. 

Carole crankshaw: (2022)

Marvellous a complete joy. Thank you

Sponsor: This podcast is sponsored by the Association of Ringing Teachers (ART).  To find out more about learning to ring, learning to teach or other resources to support your ringing go to bellringing.org

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