Bells Ring Out Again
Bishop At Sheffield Ceremony
The Sheffield & Rotherham Independent,
Dr. Burrows was speaking of the various occasions on which it was still the custom to ring the church bells. Such an occasion was during a time of great national joy and thanksgiving.
" I still think," he said, "that the ringing of church bells for victory is right. If you have entered into such a terrible thing as war with a good conscience and with a desire to do the right, and if God gives you the victory, I think it is right to ring the bells."
Dr. Burrows said that it was quite clear
that the sound of the bells was their original value. He thought that
sometimes in England we had lost a good deal in dropping some of our
age-old customs which reminded us of the past and served as a link with
|Glad Marriage Bells
There were still great occasions when the
sounded. He said
marriage bells were one of the best and truest uses of the bells of the
church, because they showed to the whole parishioners that marriage was
a solemn and sacred thing when performed in the church.
The Bishop also re-dedicated the eight bells which had
been recast and
rehung making a peal of ten bells in all.
As the people left the church special changes were rung by a band
specially picked ringers, all of whom had rung under Mr. Sam Thomas or
had been associated with him.