Why not start the New Year with a new challenge and a novel way of getting fit?
Bell ringing is excellent exercise requiring teamwork and commitment, skill and concentration.
An exciting new campaign ‘Ringing Remembers’ has been launched to recruit 1,400 new bell ringers in the UK to participate in the 2018 Armistice Day commemoration. 2018 will be the centenary of the end of World War I, in which more than 50 Sussex ringers lost their lives.
Church bells across the UK were restricted throughout the course of the war and only rang freely once Armistice was declared on 11 November 1918.
Planning has already begun to suitably commemorate the centenary of this occasion in Sussex and around the country so why not join us this year as a bell-ringer at St Nicholas’, Worth.
There have been bell ringers at Worth since 1684 and if you would like to help us continue this tradition, we practise on Thursdays, 1930 to 2100 at St. Nicholas, Worth, or contact the Parish Office who will put you in touch with the appropriate person.
We ring for the Sunday Eucharist from 0915 to 10 and visiting bell ringers are always welcome.
Bell ringers at the tower are members of The Sussex County Association of Change Ringers, enabling our ringers to practise at other towers in the county, as well as attend the Association’s social functions.
Our lightest bell is 2½ times the weight of an average man; the heaviest 6 times and the bells are rung full circle, through 360 degrees. For details of our project to ring in commemoration of the those who died in the world wars, click here, or for more on our history, click here.
If you would like to join us, we would love to see you!