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Posted 23.2.10

Bells to return to Chile

On Monday 22nd February 2010 Oystermouth Parochial Church Council agreed unanimously that the historic Spanish bells presently housed in the porch at All Saints be returned to Santiago as a memorial to those who died in the fire at the Jesuit Church of Campania de Jesus in 1863.  The fire claimed the lives of over 2,500 people, mainly women and children. The decision follows a request from the Chilean government that the bells be returned.  It is likely that a 'Handing over Service' will be held at All Saints later in the year.  


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