Second Anniversary of the Dedication of the Church Bells

From the Bell News   Vol 13, Issue 657, page 292,

October 28th 1894


  On Sunday October 28th, the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude, being the second anniversary of the dedication of the peal of bells, was observed as a special festival at the parish church. The ringers rang an early touch from 7 to 8 a.m. before the early celebration, and another touch from 10 to 11 a.m. On the previous Thursday evening they rang a 720 of Bob Minor for the first time since Easter Day, and this is the first time it has been persformed without the assistance of their esteemed preceptor, the Rev. C. Buston.

T. Appleby, 1; T. McLaren, 2; R. McLaren, 3; C. Pattinson, 2; J. Smailes, 5; C. Langley (conductor), 6.

  At the evening service special hymns and the anthem "Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem," were sung with great spirit and precision by the united choirs of Embleton and Craster. The vicar in his sermon spoke at some length on the various ways in which bells are a help and blessing both to parishes and individuals, and how closely they are linked with so many episodes of public and private life. He also drew attention to the rapid and steady progress made by the Embleton ringers in their Art, an Art which requires much scientific skill in its development.

  On the following night the whole band of ringers, twelve in number were entertained to supper at the vicarage, and spent a pleasant evening interspersed with songs, handbell ringing, etc. The procedings were kept up with great spirit till 11 p.m., when the company separated, after joining in with the well-known refrain of "auld Lang Syne."

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