Bell to toll for Notre Dame
Christ Church will be joining churches across the UK in tolling the bell tomorrow (Maundy Thursday) for 7 minutes from 7pm, as a sign of sorrow for and solidarity with the Cathedral Community at Notre Dame, following Monday’s devastating fire.
The Archbishop, John Davies, said:
“The tolling of bells has, for generations, been a sign of mourning for the loss of someone precious and, although Notre Dame is a building, there is also a sense in which it is a vital part of the very heartbeat of Paris.
“The damage and destruction suffered to this holy and iconic site is something, therefore, which it feels quite proper for us to mourn. In doing so, we will also be expressing our hope that, from the ashes, will rise a building restored and renewed for its life’s purpose, to proclaim to the world the Good News of Christ.”