Ring Out for Climate Change

Sergey Sitwell ringing the Ellacombe chimes at Heytesbury

Mr Gildea, who suggested the idea that church bells should be rung on Saturday, October 30th, the eve of the start of COP26 remarked “ It's an historic function of church bells to send a warning, because they used to be the best form of communication we had”.

They were the loudest noise that might reach a few miles to warn of floods, fire or a shipwreck. From the bells of St Pauls Cathedral to the parish churches throughout the Wylye Valley, the message rang out for urgent action against climate change.