Publications

"Yorkshire Tails", written by Karl Grave, a member of the congregation and bell ringer, tells the fascinating history of All Saints' bells and bell ringers from 1651 to the present day. In A5 format and containing 40,000 words and 42 illustrations, it relates the story of those who dedicated their lives to ringing the bells and the story of local and national events, through which the bells have woven their musical way.

Nick Baines, the Bishop of Bradford, in his Foreword says:

"He (Karl) brilliantly opens up the context in which the bells of All Saints, Bingley, have been rung through nearly four centuries. A small town in Yorkshire becomes the stage on which the all-too-human dramas of succeeding epochs are acted out – and recorded in churchwardens’ account books and other registers and documents. Follow the story of the bells and you follow the story of a community whose church stood at the centre of their living and dying".Karl says: "I've tried to keep it readable, entertaining, funny in parts but still document all the serious history too".

The cost is £6.50 per copy; all profits go to All Saints' ChurchAvailable from the author in Church after Sunday morning services (11.45 am) or contact at:kgrave@hotmail.com