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Moments of Mindfulness

Thich Naht Hanh speaks about using meditation bells to bring ourselves back into mindfulness. Ideally, when you hear these bells you stop, breathe and take a moment to recenter yourself. 229 more words

Happy Heart

Alarm bells

It’s been a couple of years since I was first handed the keys to the bell tower at St Paul’s, Alverthorpe, having apprenticed to that glorious Chime of Bells (the largest and heaviest musical instrument in West Yorkshire) However, once I took on my present duties as Church Warden, it has been increasingly difficult to play them prior to the morning service as I’m needed in the main body of the church. 188 more words

Fed. Dist. Court in RI Upholds Noise Ordinance Exemption for Church Bells

A homeowner brought an action against the town, two churches, and a Roman Catholic Bishop, seeking a declaration that the town’s noise ordinance exemption for church bells was unconstitutional. 93 more words

Current Caselaw

Devon Church Bells

Here’s some more from Cecil Torr’s Small Talk at Wreyland:

“My grandfather told me that this was what they said; and he writes to my father on 10 June 1849: “When I was a little boy, they told me the Lustleigh bells said Crock, Kettle and Pan” There are more bells now, and they says something else – all swear-words, I believe. 138 more words

Real Life

How to make a Win-Win situation out of conflict

Dear reader,

Do you like church bells? Our street doesn’t. In fact, in the last half a year or so, most neighbours (including us) began to hate it. 587 more words

Friday thought #36 A weekend in Provence

 France is a wonderful country. It has beaches, mountains, rugged coastlines, fantastic climbing, amazing cycling, brilliant skiing, hot weather, snow, quaint countrysides… the list could go on and on! 260 more words


Real ALE

Yesterday’s St Martin’s Guild ALE (Adult Learners’ Event) was enjoyed by a number of the BSoBR Students.

After School in the morning, several of the students, tutors and helpers hot-footed it over to Sheldon to join other Guild members for the first of four towers, that had been arranged by Simon, for what has become one of the most popular events on the Guild’s calendar. 143 more words

Bell Ringing