Ring on

A woman plays the bells
 on October 1, 2021
Courtesy of St. John the Baptist, Norway

Yvonne Tait, the bell ringer at St. John the Baptist, Norway in Toronto, takes part in a worldwide celebration June 20 highlighting the invention of the Ellacombe chimes ringing frame. Devised by the Rev. Henry Thomas Ellacombe 200 years ago, the mechanism allows a person to ring bells from the vestry without the need to ascend the church tower. It is still in use in many churches around the world today.


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