NEWSFLASH! Sussex Young Ringers to star in Blue Peter

Sussex Young Ringers will feature on the BBC’s Blue Peter programme on Thursday 20th September (17.30, CBBC channel). Filming took place during the Ringing World National Youth Contest in July, which the Sussex team won. Presenter Lindsey Russell was also filmed having a “learn the ropes” session the week before, with the SCACR and KCACR youth striking competition teams. The programme may contain a few surprises…!

The programme airs a few times in the week and is available for replay for a month afterwards. If the date changes for any reason we will be informed in advance and will let you know. Do encourage everyone you know to watch it! This is great publicity for ringing, and we hope it will inspire new young (and old!) ringers.

Blue Peter

[UPDATED] Death of Jane Powell (Bosham ringer)

It is with regret that we have been informed of the death on 26th July 2018 of Jane Powell, a member of the Bosham band.

Jane's funeral is at Holy Trinity Bosham on Tuesday 7th August at 2.30pm followed by cremation at 3.30pm. Any ringers who would like to attend would be very welcome at the service. The dress code is very casual. Anyone who wishes to attend the crematorium is welcome. The plan is to go back to the Anchor Bleu after the crematorium.

There will be ringing before the service from 1.45pm and also afterwards. Jane’s husband John has asked if we can half muffle the bells as she particularly liked the sound.
Please let the Bosham Ringers know if you would like to ring so they have a rough idea of numbers.

WATCH ONLINE: ITV News features Ringing Remembers at St George's, Brede

We are very excited to have ITV News Meridian featuring St George's Brede at 6pm tonight (18 July 2018)! They are covering the campaign to support the "Ringing Remembers" initiative to commemorate the 1400 bell ringers who bravely lost their lives in WW1 by recruiting 1400 new ringers in time to ring on Armistice Day 2018.

On 11th November 2018, on the centenary of the end of WW1, bell ringers across the world will ring out for the fallen and most poignantly for the 1400 bell ringers that were lost. Heather Smith, one of our new ringing recruits is training hard to be able to ring "Called Changes" on Amistice Day.  She and the St George's band will be filmed by ITV.

[NEW] Watch the ITV broadcast online

Julie says: "Fabulous afternoon with presenter Sarah Saunders from. ITV Meridian and crew at St George's Brede to talk about #RingingRemembers. Sarah even had a go herself. A Drone was also sent up for ariel photos. It will be aired next week... "

ITV filming at St George's, BredeSarah Saunders (ITV Meridian) trying the ropes at St George's, BredeRinging Remembers

Visit our Ringing Remembers page for more information and to download the posters, leaflets etc. or download the CC Bellringing leaflet to print.

This news was also republished by the Central Council here: https://cccbr.org.uk/2018/07/18/ringing-remembers-on-itv-meridian-news/

Sussex Ringers Live on BBC Radio

‘If you want to learn the art of bellringing listen out!’ On Sunday 8th July, Sussex Ringers Rob Lane (Master), Marisa Hayes and Julie McDonnell featured live on BBC Radio Sussex and Surrey’s ‘Sunday Breakfast with Emily Jeffery’. They discussed the international Ringing Remembers recruitment campaign and the Young Ringers’ National Contest (which Sussex won!). They encouraged people to have a go at learning this ancient art – a team activity that’s open to all, where you’re welcome at towers all over the country and in other parts of the world. And yes, we’ll be ringing to celebrate a football world cup win!

Here is a link to the programme, (available until 6th August) https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06bm2nk - go to 1h22 for Julie and 2h21 for Rob and Marisa.

Emily Jeffrey appealed for anyone learning for Ringing Remembers in Sussex and Surrey to email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so she can chart their progress towards the big day when they will be ringing (hopefully) as part of the Armistice 100 band, ringing to honour the memory of those 1400 bellringers who lost their lives in the First World War.

The Central Council also featured this as their top news story at the weekend!

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