On 11th November 2018 it will be 100 years since Armistice was declared at the end of the First World War.
To mark this centenary, bells will ring out in unison from as many churches as possible across the UK as they did 100 years ago.
In preparation for this event, it is hoped that 1400 new bell ringers will be recruited and trained in honour of the 1400 bell ringers who lost their lives during the Great War.
At St Andrew’s we know of at least one ringer by the name of John Brockhurst, who lost his life during WW1, in November 1917.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN AT ST ANDREW’S?
It is easily possible between now and November 2018 for you to acquire the basic skills required to ring for Armistice 2018 and thereafter for other services and events.
Initial training is on a one-to-one basis in easily manageable steps and is suitable for ages 12 – 70.
If, after a few sessions, you want to register with the National Campaign to become one of the 1400, we will show you how.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Contact: Clive Stephenson on 07896 342010 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
An open day will be arranged for March 2018.
Ringing Remembers is a joint campaign run by two government offices and the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers.