Church bell ringers everywhere have been encouraged to ring across the UK and further afield to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta.
Sunday 14 June has been designated as the Big Ringing Day, in conjunction with LiberTeas, where Communities across the UK and overseas are being encouraged to organise or attend a local event, to create a simultaneous moment of reflection and celebration of their freedoms and rights.
On Sunday 14 June at 3pm, Manchester Cathedral Bell Ringers will attempt to ring a quarter peal of Plain Bob Triples, during which each bell will strike 1260 times in rows containing each bell once. Each row will be different and no row except (12345678) will be repeated, each ringer learning his or her individual path amongst the others.
The Cathedral bells will be ringing for approximately one hour.