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Church bell from Saleby, Västergötland, Sweden containing an inscription from 1228 in the Runic alphabet

A church bell is a bell which is rung in a (especially Christian) church either to signify the hour or the time for worshippers to go to church, perhaps to attend a wedding, funeral, or other service. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... Västergötland ( ♫) is one of the historical provinces of Sweden (landskap), situated in the southwest of Sweden. ... Events The Sixth Crusade is launched by Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, after delays due to sickness and an excommunication from Pope Gregory IX. Conrad IV of Germany becomes titular King of Jerusalem, with Frederick II as regent. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... A bell is a simple sound-making device. ... A Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ. ... The hour (symbol: h) is a unit of time. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Underwater funeral in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea A funeral is a ceremony marking a persons death. ... In economics and marketing, a service is the non-material equivalent of a good. ...


In the Roman Catholic Church and some High Anglican churches, the church bells are rung during the Consecration, the point in the Mass when the bread and wine are transubstantiated into the Body and Blood of Christ. In some Catholic churches, there is a separate bell called the Angelus Bell, which is rung during the Angelus prayer. Catholic Church redirects here. ... The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... Transubstantiation (from Latin transsubstantiatio) is the change of the substance of bread and wine into that of the body and blood of Christ, the change that according to the belief of the Roman Catholic Church occurs in the Eucharist. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with The Angelus. ...


Some church bells are electronically timed to chime automatically. Clocks generally automatically strike, but in the United Kingdom, bells for services, etc., are still almost always rung by people. Some churches use recorded or digitally synthesised bells.

The practice and hobby of bell-ringing is known as campanology. Change ringing is a particular facet of campanology where bells are rung in mathematical sequence. Wedding cards commonly show bells: this is founded on the tradition of ringing changes as the wedding couple leave the church. Image File history File links ChurchBell. ... Image File history File links ChurchBell. ... Campanology is the study of bells — the methods of casting and tuning them, and the art or science of ringing them. ... Change ringing is the art of ringing a set of tuned bells in a series of mathematical patterns called changes, without attempting to ring a conventional tune. ...


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Bell (instrument) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1161 words)
In the Western world, its most classical form is a church bell or town bell, which is hung within a tower and sounded by having the entire bell swung by ropes, whereupon an internal hinged tongue strikes the body of the bell (called a free-swinging bell).
In the Eastern world, the traditional forms of bells are temple and palace bells, small ones being rung by a sharp rap with a stick, and very large ones rung by a blow from the outside by a large swinging beam.
Sigismund is a bell in the Wawel Cathedral in Kraków, Poland, cast in 1520.
Church bell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (228 words)
A church bell is a bell which is rung in a (especially Christian) church either to signify the hour or the time for worshippers to go to church, perhaps to attend a wedding, funeral, or other service.
In the Roman Catholic Church and some High Anglican churches, the church bells are rung during the Consecration, the point in the Mass when the bread and wine are transubstantiated into the Body and Blood of Christ.
In some Catholic churches, there is a separate bell called the Angelus Bell, which is rung during the Angelus prayer.
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