ringing chamber

ringing chamber

A room in the lower part of a church tower where the ropes that ring the church bells are located.
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Near the ringing chamber is the Devil's Doorway, once opened for baptisms, allowing evil spirits to escape.
They show the little spy hole Sanctus window, above the chancel arch, which allows bell ringers in the ringing chamber to look down into the chancel at the high altar so they can ring the bell at this critical point in the service.
During restoration, which is being funded in part by a Heritage Lottery grant, scaffolding will be erected around the tower, giving experts the opportunity to install a lifting beam in the ringing chamber of the tower to facilitate the lowering and raising of the bells.
Donald felt like running out of the church ringing chamber, away from the tangle of bellropes.
The tower ringing chamber of Christ Church, on Preston Road, North Shields, will be open to visitors as part of an open day.
Anne Heywood, the cathedral's Chapter Steward, said: "The climb is arduous, as Durham has the second highest bell ringing chamber in England.
Visitors will be able to see the ringing chamber,and its monumental bell chamber.
However, a survey of St Ystyffan revealed that another 27,000 [pounds sterling] was needed to make the belfry and the ringing chamber safe.
And on special evenings only, they will also get to see inside the bell ringing chamber.
The Ringing Chamber in the tower will also be open to the public on the Saturday for the first time in many years.
An engineer had to stand on a lift to fit cables into the bell ringing chamber.