The Penistone team is looking for new members to help mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.

The recruitment drive is part of a national campaign, Ringing Remembers, which aims to attract 1,400 new and former ringers back to belfries across the country in honour of the 1,400 bell ringers, including two from Penistone, who died on the battlefields of the First World War.

The new ringers will help ring bells all over the country on Sunday November 11 at 12.30pm to mark the centenary of the Armistice. The bells of St John’s in Penistone will be part of that nationwide commemoration.

The team would particularly like to hear from people who have been bell ringers in the past but have drifted away from campanology. Bell ringing is all about technique and, like riding a bike, once you’ve learned how to handle a bell you don’t tend to forget. Existing ringers are always happy to show returnees the ropes and get them back into the swing of it.

People who would like to try bell ringing for the first time are also warmly invited to get in touch, learn the skill and get involved.

People can just join in the Ringing Remembers commemoration or get involved more too.


If you would like to know more about joining in the Ringing Remembers commemoration in Penistone, please contact Alan on 07821 637898.