The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Christian Today
Last weekend, to mark Heritage Open Days, Ecclesiastical, the UK’s leading insurer of Grade Ilsted buildings, combined forces with the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers to celebrate the role churches play in their local communities.
Bellringers at St Peter’s church, Frampton Cotterell.Ecclesiastical
The effort follows findings last month from Ecclesiastical, reported by Christian Today, that showed the role of churches in tackling some of society’s biggest problems, such as poverty and dementia, is largely invisible.
Three quarters of UK adults cannot name any of the activities that take place inside their local church other than regular services and religious festivals, according to the research.
To counter this, some 30,000 bellringers descended on churches and cathedrals over the course of the weekend to ring out their support.
One of those was Christopher O’Mahony, of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers.
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