World War 1 Centenary Commemoration Project

Bell Ringing to honour those who fell in the Great War.

Bishop Christopher writes in support
Tim Bishop of Winchester
Bishop Tim writes
We have compiled an archive of around 1,400 tower and hand bell ringing performances, all rung in memory and honour of ringers and non-ringers who fell in the dreadful conflict. Harvested from existing records from over 100 years from 1914 until 30th November 2018, the details of the ringing have been collated and are with the printer now. Further ringing performances for this project up until the end of 2019 can be be included in the digital form of the archive if recorded on BellBoard or submitted direct to

A printed volume of the archive will be presented to Portsmouth Cathedral on Sunday, 12th May 2019 during the evening service starting at 6 p.m. and to Winchester Cathedral on Sunday, 19th May during the evening service starting at 3.30 p.m.  We hope for many ringers and their guests to attend, coming together in fellowship and giving thanks for those who made the supreme sacrifice for us all.
Further details will be published. For information, please contact