Only five of England's 44 bishops want the bells to ring out on St George's Day

DAILY MAIL, 28Mar09: Most Church of England bishops show little or no interest in the idea of celebrating St George’s Day by asking all churches to ring their bells.  Only five out of the church’s 44 bishops enthusiastically back the plan – and several are hostile, claiming it could be ‘dangerous’ and cause a backlash from other religious groups.  The lack of interest among senior clerics in England’s patron saint stands in sharp contrast to London Mayor Boris Johnson’s plan to hold a week-long  celebration of St George in London, with traditional English music and poetry readings.

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