[Bell Historians] Fw: service for the raising of a bell

jn.dunn at 9N7LnIAnOs8H4wt1Nvq1M5F-I9gYm3bg4SUPo37dhUnECOiZFf3keEVVvYwA5cDAsLClqjZZY_3rTa8.yahoo.invalid jn.dunn at 9N7LnIAnOs8H4wt1Nvq1M5F-I9gYm3bg4SUPo37dhUnECOiZFf3keEVVvYwA5cDAsLClqjZZY_3rTa8.yahoo.invalid
Tue Oct 14 20:53:34 BST 2008

Have passed copies of this posting to Dr Arnold Smith(Ex Sheffield
Cathedral) now living in Auckland NZ.
He has a number of rededication service sheets he has collected over the
years and will contact Robin as well.
No doubt he will get full details of the bell in due course.
John N Dunn    

On Mon, 13 Oct 2008 14:28:46 +0000, "Dickon Love" <dickon at Y3E6_UOL0rmndS99HDqip5Y24Wu0umcoZOZvZhgUr5PBtrZVPYSBEfxZgEY-JEs6unhhA2tULtZMDQ.yahoo.invalid>
> I assume that we are talking about a service to rededicate the bell. 
> is no formal order of service in either the Anglican or Catholic
> but a number have been devised.  Like all these things, the ritual can be
> at either end of the churchmanship scale, from merely a few prayers to
> dedicate the use of the bell, to a full blown baptism using holy water
> mixed with salt, holy oil and prayers of exorcism to help the bell clear
> the evil influences from the air - "the phantoms, the storms and the
> lightning which threaten the peace of devout Christians who come to the
> church to sing the praises of God...".
> Guess which flavour of dedication service has been occupying my interest
> lately. :)
> DrL
>>  -------Original Message-------
>>  From: Peter G Davies <p.g.davies at Aqf5I4-yFaRFRHs6I_oyItdhcvUw7t0mTUHUBf436ThyzzbtKromZsjrPPU5PgPY4EHvFAsMFP8-nDV0ZhEdjuHg6K_O.yahoo.invalid>
>>  Subject: [Bell Historians] Fw: service for the raising of a bell
>>  Sent: Oct 13 '08 14:09
>>  Anybody know the answer to this query or can make a  suggestion?
>>  Peter Davies
>>  ----- Original Message -----
>>  FROM: [LINK: mailto:rrpeirce at TT_ltxZPbvPelg0yLNwTE6ZrycMzUX47kZsnfD2LePi9FjRJ66jpIUQGLVNStPEnRjsAGFCML1PHFWqIdmsB8A.yahoo.invalid] Robin
>>  TO: [LINK: mailto:pro at 8ztKxYrJ2tEgN86BYZydqhtB8hpIoWqabcKaYpxv_hqa00-7ijpeF4wIJu4RTN8XaBsjKYlJ5jA.yahoo.invalid] pro at 8ztKxYrJ2tEgN86BYZydqhtB8hpIoWqabcKaYpxv_hqa00-7ijpeF4wIJu4RTN8XaBsjKYlJ5jA.yahoo.invalid
>>  SENT: Friday, October 10, 2008 10:26 PM
>>  SUBJECT: service for the raising of a bell
>>  Good morning
>>  I came across your excellent website when I was  searching for guidance
> on
>>  a service for the raising of a church  bell.
>>  I wonder if you will be able to help  me?
>>  Our church of St Stephen's in Marton, New Zealand  is one of two
> churches
>>  built in the early 1900s still with their
>>  free standing bell towers.  Our bell tower has  spent most of this year
> in
>>  two pieces in order to have untreated  wood
>>  inserted and repairs made, while the bell has been  in storage.  The
> time
>>  is now approaching when the top half  will
>>  be lifted by crane and the whole structure  reinforced;  then the bell
>>  will be re-hung.
>>  I am sure there must be a service or some kind of  celebration for the
>>  raising of a bell.  I should be most grateful  for
>>  any information you can give me.
>>  kind regards
>>  (Mrs) Robin Peirce
>>  Hawkestone Gardens
>>  Wellington Road, RD 1 Marton, New  Zealand.
>>  [LINK:


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