Joyful bells ring out at All Saints' Bingley

Bishop Toby Howarth joined in celebrations to mark 250 years of young people ringing out good news from All Saints', Bingley.

The parish church, now blessed with a striking new pathway, was packed with worshippers for a special Eucharist which also saw the licensing of Revd Ruth Dowson as assistant priest to vicar Martyn Weaver.

"This was a most public celebration of faith as the bells rang out across Bingley and also a time to celebrate Ruth's role, not just at All Saints', but also her work as a senior lecturer on events management at Leeds Beckett University.

"It was a very impressive day, with tours of the roof and young people trying out bell ringing, plus everyone shared in a delicious lunch," Bishop Toby said.

The 250th anniversary of The Bingley Youths - pealing since 1768 - coincided with St George's Day with many young people from uniformed organistations amongst the congregation.

To hear the bells watch this short clip.

[video: https://youtu.be/vEZSrjwG-tI]

 

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