[Bell Historians] Tower Classification required

alan Buswell aaj.buswell@gmail.com [bellhistorians] bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Thu Apr 14 11:38:09 BST 2016

As JC says, it all depends on what you mean by secular. I was asking
everyone what *they* meant by the word. If a church is held in trust and
has say, three services during the year - is this secular? It does not come
under any Diocesan jurisdiction.

On 14 April 2016 at 10:23, John Camp camp at bellringers.org [bellhistorians] <
bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com> wrote:

> > These Oxford towers are all in private ownership and therefore
> > Secular.
> You could say the same of Westminster Abbey or any other royal
> peculiar, but I wouldn't call them secular. Or does the Queen not
> count as a private owner?
> At the risk of repeating myself, it all depends on what you mean by
> secular.
> What about Christ Church, Oxford, which is both a college chapel and a
> cathedral? The tower isn't physically part of the ecclesiastical
> building and, I strongly suspect, is owned by the college. Does that
> make it secular?
> John Camp
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