Churches across the Diocese of Derby are recruiting new bell ringers as part of a nationwide campaign to honour the ringers who lost their lives in the First World War.
In total, 1,400 bell ringers died - including a number from Derbyshire.
Ringing Remembers is a nation-wide campaign to recruit 1,400 new bell ringers in their honour to ring in November 2018 for the centenary of the Armistice.
Churches across the Diocese of Derby are recruiting now.
Bell ringing is an inclusive community with people of all faiths and none, and there is no need to be musical or strong. It is a family-friendly, social activity that is good for you and your church community:
- For all ages (10+), teens and adults
- Children and parents/carers can learn togetherGreat all-year round exercise for the mind and body
- Builds teamwork and leadership skills as part of a friendly team
- Opportunities to visit new places and try new things.
Recent recruits have said:
“It forces me to go out, exercise my mind and my body and there’s something about being part of a group of people that have a focus and it’s very satisfying to be a part of that. It’s not that hard to learn – the more you practise the easier it gets, but personally I find it very enjoyable and I look forward to coming to practise.” - an adult bell ringer.
“Bell ringing has helped me with my shyness – I’ve had to conduct and shout at people I don’t know so it’s taught me to speak up a bit. It’s helped me build my teamwork skills too when I’m doing complicated patterns. I want to try and carry it on because it’s a fun thing to do. People are nice and everyone is involved with what’s going on." - a teenage bell ringer.
Would you like to come along and play a part in it?
To get involved visit a100.cccbr.org.uk
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