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21 February 2007 @ 04:57 am
Sade related news  
A Sade related news featured in Islington Gazette:

Bells ring out after 25 years

07 February 2007

St Paul
St Paul's Church

CHURCH bells are to ring out again after 25 years of silence.

The peal of eight bells was once a familiar sound at St Paul's Church on the corner of Essex Road and St Paul's Road, Islington.

And this week the tradition that was upheld for more than 150 years is to return. The chimes of the restored clocktower will begin marking the hour from 12noon on Saturday.

Pop diva Sade, a Highbury resident and patron of the private Steiner school located in St Paul's, is set to attend the launch. The venue will open its doors to the public for the event and Roland Gift, Islington resident and former lead singer with the Fine Young Cannibals, is to be the master of ceremonies.

The original bells were removed from the tower in 1987 and shipped to Australia, where they are now used in a church in Perth. The new main bell was recovered from a disused church in south London.

St Paul's clocktower was revamped thanks to a cash boost from the Heritage of London and Manifold Trust.