Bells of St Wulfram’s Church in Grantham to ring for VE Day anniversary
The bells at St Wulfram’s Church, Grantham, will be rung on Saturday, May 9, for 25 minutes to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day.
As part of the commemorations the bells at St Wulfram’s Church will be rung from 11am to 11.25am.
In March St Wulfram’s was asked by the Government, as part of the Greater Churches Network, if it would take part in the bell-ringing as part of the anniversary.
In a letter to the church, leader of the House of Commons William Hague, said: “The ringing of church bells has long been part of commemorating the moment in 1945 when peace broke out and brought an end to nearly six years of war and chaos across Europe. VE Day 70 is an opportunity to remember the sacrifice and sheer determination of the people who saw us through this dark period, give thanks to all those who so bravely played their part and celebrate peace and reconciliation.”
The Great Churches Network aims to provide help and mutual support to its member churches in dealing with the special problems of running a “cathedral-like” church with the organisation and financial structure of a parish church.