St Mary’s Kilmood to unveil new church bellsThursday 08 November 2018
Kilmood’s brand new church bells will be unveiled and dedicated at a special civic service on Friday 9 November. The 500 kg ‘Peace Bells’ have been installed at St Mary’s Church.
The Mayor and Councillors of Ards and North Down Borough Council will attend the service and the bells will be unveiled by the Lord Lieutenant of County Down, Mr David Lindsay. Lord Eames of Armagh OM, will dedicate them and then give an address on the subject of peace.
Whilst attendance at the civic service is strictly at the invitation of the council, the parishioners of St Mary’s will hear the bells ring out in jubilation as part of the commemorations of the WW1 Armistice Centenary.
Finally, on the the evening of Sunday 11, the bells will be introduced to the local community at a short informal family–friendly service. A bugler will sound at 6.55 pm and at 7.00 pm the Battle’s Over beacon will be ignited alongside 1000+ others across the British Isles. The bells will ring again at 7.55 pm.
18 bell ringers have been trained to make sure that the peace bells ring out for years to come.