Why Church of England can ring the bells but Catholic Church not?

I don"t get this. Saint Aeden"s in Jersey City- installed a large and complex bell tower facility in the past few years. Bells are rung at masses, and pneumatic chimes- controlled by the organist, are even used in Funeral Masses! Bells are an integral part of worship. I never heard of any bell- silencing rules in Catholicism.

Answer

This question seems to be confusing 'ringing' bells with 'pealing' bells.

Britain is unique in the world that church bells within the Church of England (and many others) are traditionally mounted on wheels rather than on a bellstock. This means that the wheels are rotated by ropes and as a result the bell can be rung far more accurately. Because of this accuracy, bells are 'pealed' - they are rung in different permutations of the number of bells rung. For example, a church with four bells would have 24 different combinations (1234, 1243, 1342, 1324 etc). With eight bells there are 196992 combinations. Ringing all these combinations in sequence is known as a 'full peal'.

The rest of the world merely chimes bells using a stock that swing them, or a hammer that hits them. Therefore they have a totally different sound, and the lack of accuracy means that accurate pealing is impossible.

The British method of hanging bells has gradually found its way across the world into other Anglican churches (and some others too) but it is still almost unique to Britain and the Church of England.