Sussex Young Ringers - win SE Youth Striking Contest 2018!

Congratulations to the Sussex Young ringers! First place at the South East Youth Striking Competition at Warnham on Saturday 14th April.

SCACR clothing - more choices available!

The Sussex clothing range is proving popular with polo t-shirts, and perhaps not surprisingly given the weather so far this year, warm sweatshirts and rugby tops leading the way.

A new item has just been added ahead of the hopefully warmer Spring weather – a fleece gilet at a bargain price of just £21.96 available in a range of colours. Head to www.scacr.org/resources/clothing for more details or get in touch with Sandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. but get in quick, an order is being placed next week! (i.e. by 31st March).

UPDATED: Death of Mike Etherington (Pulborough ringer)

We are sorry to report that Mike Etherington from Pulborough died this morning (8th March 2018). He was elected as an Honorary Life Member in 2008, and was Pulborough's Tower captain for many years.

The funeral will be on Thursday, 5th April - Service at Pulborough Church at 1pm, followed by committal at Worthing Crematorium, returning to Pulborough Village Hall for refreshments afterwards.

Commemorative Ringing for the Great War Centenary - 2018

Thank you from Alan Regin and Alan Seymour, to all the Tower Bands and Ringers who during 2017 arranged and rung to Commemorate the Great War Centenary deaths of the 15 known SCACR / Sussex Ringers who died while on service in His Majesty Forces in 1917.

Also further to the ‘Remembering Sussex Bell-ringers - Songs of Praise Service’ held in April 2017 at St. Swithuns, East Grinstead; a special thank you to Marisa Hayes, and to all those involved in arranging and carrying out this service. Thank you also to those who attended.

1918 would see 11 known SCACR / Sussex Bell-ringers from 9 towers lose their lives. They were in date order:

Date Surname First names Tower
21/03/1918 GROOMBRIDGE Arthur MAYFIELD
22/03/1918 ATTWATER Ernest CUCKFIELD
27/03/1918 COOTE Frank WEST GRINSTEAD
27/04/1918 MOORE George Walter LEWES
01/05/1918 BURGESS George WESTHAM
30/05/1918 MINCHIN Frank Hopkins HENFIELD
01/06/1918 EDWARDS Edwin Harold SALEHURST
08/08/1918 BAUGH William George MAYFIELD
21/09/1918 TURRELL Lawrence WEST GRINSTEAD
16/10/1918 HOLLMAN William Harold PULBOROUGH
02/11/1918 JENNER Harold HEATHFIELD

Could I please ask the above Tower Bands to arrange for some Great War Centenary Commemorative ringing, to take place in 2018 on or near the Centenary of death of each ringer? Thank you. You will find the basic Military/Commemorative details on each of the above names on our Rolls of Honour page.

After each or any other Great War Centenary Commemorative ringing, could I please ask that the details of the ringing are forwarded to Alan Regin, C.C.C.B.R. Steward of the Roll of Honours, via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and cc: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. thank you.

Alan Seymour, Burgess Hill, January 2018

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