Horsham Festival of Bells 250 - Saturday 9th April 2016

On 11th April 1766, the first peal in Sussex by an all Sussex band was rung at St Mary's Horsham. We cordially invite ringers and non-ringers to join us for the celebrations of the 250th anniversary of this historic event!

Download the flyer with the details and map using this link: Route 1
10.00-11.00 Worth; 10.30-11.30 Balcombe; 11.00-12.00 Slaugham; 11.30-12.30 Lower Beeding

Route 2
10.00-11.00 Newdigate; 10.30-11.30 Ockley; 11.00-12.00 Capel; 11.30-12.30 Rusper

Route 3
10.00-11.00 Wisborough Green; 10.30-11.30 Billingshurst; 11.00-12.00 Shipley; 11.30-12.30 Cowfold

Open Ringing at St Mary's Horsham
Public demonstration ringing (11 am to 1 pm and 2-4 pm) and service ringing (4.30-5.30 pm).

Bell Meadow Mini-Ring
Demonstration ringing and have-a-go; in the bandstand (Carfax; 10 am to 4 pm).

Roving Change Ringing in Hand
Around the town centre (11 am - 4 pm).

Tune Handbell Ringing and Belleplate Tune Ringing Performances
In the marquee in the Carfax (11 am - 4 pm).

Rope-Making Demonstrations
In the town centre (Medwin Walk, next to Boots; 11 am to 4 pm).

Ringing Exhibition
Exhibition about bellringing and St Mary's bells, as well as books from SCACR library; St Mary's parish church (Friday 8th to Monday 11th April, 10 am to 5.30 pm).

Refreshments, Ringing Publications Shop, and Dumbbell
Refreshments for a donation, including ploughman's (cheese or ham) lunch, coffee, tea, joice and a wide selection of cakes! In the Barn (11 am to 4.30 pm).

Beer Tent
Including a special bellringers' beer (keep your eyes pealed - pun intended!): "Tripples Tipple". In the Carfax (10 am to 5 pm).

Church Service
5.30-6.15 pm, in St Mary's parish church.

Quiz and Supper
In the Barn, on the Causeway. Doors (and bar) open 6.15 pm, quiz starts 7 o'clock. Quiz Master: Isabel Woodward. Entrance only by tickets purchased in advance - SOLD OUT!. Beer, wine and soft drinks available from the bar. Free parking in the Barn car park (after 6 pm) and on-street (Causeway and Normandy after 5 pm).

Parking in Horsham
FREE parking available for volunteers and bellringers: St Mary's School Playground, off Denne Road (near the church).
Horsham Park & Ride: at Hop Oast (off the A24). £2 return fare for up to 5 people (park your car and pay the bus driver when you board the bus)
Horsham Town Centre Parking: there are many car parks and on-street parking available (pay to park) in the town centre and near the church; more information here: https://www.horsham.gov.uk/parking/town-centre-parking
FREE on-street parking on the Normandy and Causeway after 5 pm

It's not too late to volunteer! If you'd like to be involved, please contact Steph (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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