PRESS ASSOCIATION/Danny Lawson
You may have heard the muffled bells ringing at Saint Nicholas’ today as a mark of respect for the passing of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Many of us are saddened by the loss of such a constant presence. It is understandable if you feel more unsettled than you thought you would as events like this can evoke our experiences of personal grief and consideration of our own mortality.
Please remember that all are welcome at our churches – even if you do not think of yourself as religious or Christian. Both churches are open all day.
What could be nicer than a summer’s afternoon tea followed by a stroll round the grounds of our ancient church, the 11th oldest in the country? Well, the bellringers at St Nicholas’ invite you to join us as they provide a delicious spread of homemade sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, a selection of cakes and tea, coffee and soft drinks. Special diets can be catered for on prior request and all profits go directly to parish funds for things such as the cost of repairing the roof of our beautiful Saxon church.
Tickets are £10 in advance and only 80 covers can be taken, so get them now, either from the churchwardens or from EventBrite here.
Worth Bellringers were among those taking part in national events on Sunday 12th March to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the H.M. Submarine E49 off the Shetland Islands.
Walter Herbert George Hopkins served on HMS E49 and died with the rest of the crew on 12th March 1917 when the submarine hit a mine laid by a German U-Boat.
Walter was 32 and was the son of the late George and Emma Hopkins. His brother, Roger, lived at 1 New Street, Three Bridges. He is remembered on Portsmouth Naval Memorial and on the Worth War Memorial.
Worth Bellringers rang a quarter peal in memory of Walter, as they continue in their duties commemorating all those on the Worth War Memorial.