BELLS in Fairford’s St Mary’s Church will be joining those at churches across the country in ‘Ringing for Peace’ on Remembrance Sunday, November 11, to mark 100 years since the end of First World War, Chris Roberts writes.

The campaign, supported by the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers, was conceived in part as the bell ringers tribute to more than 1,400 of the bell ringing community who died in the Great War.

St Mary’s Church Tower Captain, Peter Harris, will lead the team of ringers who will be ringing out a quarter peal on the afternoon of Sunday November 11 from 12.30pm.

The Rev’d Caroline Symcox from St Mary’s explained: “In 1918 when peace was declared there was a spontaneous bell-ringing across the country and the idea is to re-create that in Ringing For Peace.

“At St Mary’s we will be be ringing a quarter peal at 12.30pm. The wonderful thing about church bells is that you can hear them wherever you are, even if you in a nursing home.”

The Fairford branch of the Royal British Legion will also be commemorating the ending of WW1 and the first 100 years of the Royal Air Force, with a talk by Bill King on November 30 at 7pm in Fairford Community Centre.

Tickets from 7a Coffee Shop or on the door.