What are church bells for?

24 Jul

The bells at Bradpole are rung whenever a reason is presented!  Sunday 14th June was just such a time.  Morning Service was cancelled because of the Team Service at St Mary’s but luckily, as this was the second Sunday of the month, Evensong was held at 6.30pm. In addition, and very importantly, this was the day chosen for commemoration of the sealing of Magna Carta so the band arrived, intent upon striking accurate blows for liberty!  After some called changes we rang Grandsire Doubles.

Archdeacon Paul Taylor recently asserted that church bells are for Calling, Celebrating and Commemorating – and it was just so: a call to worship, a celebration of our liberty and a commemoration of a highly significant and symbolic event.