The Holy Cross Band of Bellringers
The Holy Cross band consists of some fifteen members and is always open for new members to join – please contact the Captain of Bells, Mr. C. Macve on Uckfield 765091 for more information.
It is a group of very loyal ringers who come to Holy Cross from all around the local Sussex area. They meet every Tuesday evening and start ringing from 8.00pm, and they are also in action every Sunday morning and evening.
The band is open to sponsorship and in addition to ringing for Weddings they will also ring to celebrate a special event or occasion, such as the birth of a child, a special birthday or anniversary. The people, or persons, making the donation for the ringing will also receive a commemorative certificate.
Every other Tuesday during the summer the band will also ring at Little Horsted Church.
Over the course of the year the band engages in wide variety of social events and these usually feature the ‘away ringing special’, when other churches are visited for the sole purpose of ringing the Bells. They have been on ‘ringing visits’ to churches in Kent, Surrey, London, West Sussex (including Chichester Cathedral) and the Isle of Wight. When the weather is fine they will have a Barbeque, or if they feel more energetic go on cross country walks. In the winter they prefer to meet as a group for dinner – usually at a local pub.
Bell ringing is a team activity that stimulates the brain and helps to keep you fit. Many consider ringing to be their contribution to church life, others do it for the pure pleasure it brings. Ringers come from all walks of life and range in age from ten to those in their eighties.
"If you can ride a bicycle, you can ring!"
Come and join a global group of friends; participate in a lifelong learning experience; help to maintain a traditional skill; have a great mental workout and experience the opportunity to visit some amazing places.
Come along and join the Holy Cross Ringers.