Church bells will ring in Ashton for the Queen’s Jubilee – Quest Media Network

St Michael and All Angels Church in Ashton.

Church bells will ring across Ashton on Thursday (June 2) to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The bells of St Michael and All Angels Church in Ashton will ring to mark the momentous occasion.

The chime of bells will ring from approximately 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.

We reported in March how the 13 church bells rang across the city for the first time in years due to the pandemic, courtesy of Manchester Cathedral Ringers.

The skin has attracted a grateful following on social media, with locals excited to hear the bells again after the pandemic.

Few parish churches can boast 13 bells, and the church originally had a skin of eight when it opened in 1779. Two more were added in 1790. In 1818, when the third tower was built , the bell was discarded, two redesigned and a tenor added.

When the tower was rebuilt again in 1888, two more trebles were added to make a skin of 12, with the 13th bell added in 1926.

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Martha J. Finley