Ringers will have seen this initiative mentioned in the Ringing World and on ringing websites. At this stage, the Guild is bringing this to the attention of ringers, but suggesting that individual towers decide on whether or not to participate. More information will be posted soon.
Appeal for bell ringers to join unique WW1 Centenary Commemoration
An appeal has gone out to church bell ringers around Britain to join in a major event this year to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1.
The organisers of Battle’s Over, a national and international event marking the Armistice, wants to see more than 1,000 churches and cathedrals participate by ringing their bells simultaneously at 7.05pm on the night of November 11th 2018.
Pageantmaster Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR is encouraging bell ringers to take part in Ringing Out for Peace. “We want this to be the most widespread ringing of church bells since the first world war,” he said. “It would be a fitting and moving tribute to the 1400 or so bell ringers that we understand lost their lives during World War One.
“I have no doubt that dedicated campanologists in Britain and around the world will want to join in this once-in-a-lifetime tribute to everyone who served on the battlefields, the high seas and the home front.”