BRIGHTLING BELLRINGERS NEED YOUR HELP PLEASE.
Sadly there were only 3 church bells rung at Brightling on Easter Sunday morning this year. The church has 8 lovely bells and we would really like to be ringing at least 6 of them to celebrate Easter, Christmas and weddings. In an effort to spread the word that we need more ringers and to give people the opportunity to see the bells being rung we are holding an open afternoon from 2 to 5pm on Saturday June 1st.
Ringing bells is a wonderful thing to do and doesn’t require you to have any particular skills, just a willingness to learn. It’s availble to people of all ages and with some initial weekly training followed by regular practise you can quite quickly master the basics of ringing in a team. At Brightling we don’t currently ring for Sunday services and you don’t have to be a churchgoer so the committment is simply to come along one evening a week for practise so that when there is a special occasion we can put together a team of at least 6 ringers.
If you’re an experienced ringer please consider coming along on a Thursday evening to try us out.
We’re a very friendly group who will make you feel most welcome. We’re trying hard to keep a tradition going that is unique to Britain and is experiencing a resurgence in popularity alongside other artisan skills. We hope lots of people will be attracted to our open day and be tempted to give it a go!
Contact Chris lever on 07875 701398 or Chris Holden on 07871 187057