Have you ever heard the peal of the Church Bells either signifying a some momentous event or just keeping the time and chiming at the top of every hour? Do you enjoy the resounding echo as it rings out across the distance? Are you the only one enjoying it or is there something from beyond that shares your appreciation for musical interlude. We are talking about a Church Grim (or Kirk Grim) that is the guardian spirit of the Church and it's surrounding hallowed ground. The bells are believed to appease the spirit and ensure that it continues to protect the Church from the forces of evil. They have been reported for centuries to appear on Church grounds as either a large, black dog or small, wizened black creatures when the bells are ringing.
There used to be an ancient ritual that involved the sacrificing of an animal during the christening of a new Church to create the Church Grim and have it begin to protect the sacred place. If this rite were not performed, it was believed that the first person buried in the graveyard was saddled with the duty of keeping the Church free of the Devil's influence. In order to relieve the human soul from servitude, a large black dog was buried alive on the North side of the Courtyard- to take the place of the soul that had currently been protecting the Church.
This is a very powerful protection piece that is designed to protect your home, as if it were a Church, by employing the Church Grim that has been bound to it. The Church Grim will keep your home, it's contents, and it's occupants safeguarded from evil and other spirits intent on doing you harm. The only thing that the Church Grim requires from you is the occasional ringing of bells to ease it's solitude- this can be achieved by placing the item near a bell and gently ringing it or if you don't have one you can simply tap a spoon or a ring lightly against an empty glass several times and let the sound resonate through your home. The will ensure that your Church Grim is appeased and that your protection is assured.