[Bell Historians] Ringing curios

Mike Chester mike at m...
Thu Apr 22 08:16:58 BST 2004

--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "Simon Bond" <yahoo at s...> 
> Minster - The word is derived from Latin monasterium and was used 
for the
> church belonging to a monastry or a chapter. Not that there is a 
> round here that I know of. Preston has indeed only just become a 
Minster in
> line with the awarding of city status to Preston.

Exactly the same occured in respect of St Michael & AA, 
Bishopwearmouth, when Sunderland was given city status in 1992.


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