Appeal for bell ringers to help mark the end of the Great War

February 26 2018

CHURCH bell ringers in South Gloucestershire can take part in a major event later this year to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

CHURCH bell ringers in South Gloucestershire can take part in a major event later this year to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

The organisers of Battle’s Over, a national and international event marking the armistice, want to see more than 1,000 churches and cathedrals participating by ringing their bells simultaneously at 7.05pm on the night of November 11, 2018.

Pageantmaster Bruno Peek said it would be a fitting tribute to the 1,400 or so bell ringers who are understood to have lost their lives during the war.

Ringing Out for Peace is part of Battle’s Over, a day-long commemoration of the end of the war. It will start at 6am, with the ringing of the bells bringing the event to a close.

Mr Peek said the “stirring sound of church and cathedral bells” would provide a fitting conclusion.

Churches can register their involvement by visiting www.brunopeek.co.uk and completing an entry form