Ringing Remembers: 1,400 new ringers for Armistice Day 2018

In November 2017, an exciting new campaign was launched to recruit 1,400 new bell ringers 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. Over 2000 ringing recruits have now registered for Ringing Remembers, with 98 so far in Sussex!

Learn to Ring for Armistice Day 2018

Have you heard about the 'Ringing Remembers' campaign? Are you interested in learning to ring and taking part in ringing for Armistice Day 2018? If so, please take a look at our Learning to Ring page and register your interest here.

Recruitment Ideas and Resources

Is your band looking for new recruits for 'Ringing Remembers'? Here's some suggestions:

"This project gives us the opportunity to raise the profile of ringing and develop a relationship with community networks to provide new bell ringers. Ringing Remembers is a poignant and significant programme which appropriately acknowledges the sacrifices made by so many, aspiring to a living legacy for ringing."
Alan Regin MBE

Church bells across the UK remained restricted throughout the course of the war and only rang freely once Armistice was declared on 11 November 1918.

The Government Announcement of Armistice plans (including ringing) can be found here: https://cccbr.org.uk/2018/07/13/government-announcement-of-armistice-plans/

together with: Clarification of Armistice Ringing 2018: https://cccbr.org.uk/2018/08/07/clarification-of-armistice-ringing/

If you have rung to honour your bellringers from WW1, have stories you would like to share about your WW1 ringers or your learners for Ringing Remembers, please contact the Big Ideas Company at https://www.big-ideas.org/project/ringing-remembers/ They will promote your ringing and its a welcome publicity opportunity while this campaign is gathering momentum. The Sussex Rolls of Honour are here: https://www.scacr.org/about-us/history/roll-of-honour

The campaign ‘Ringing Remembers’ is funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government, and is a partnership with the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers.

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