St Martin's, Brasted

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Remembrance Sunday this year is special because it falls on the centenary of the day the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War. Therefore ringers (and others) have plans to mark it in unusual ways. There are various initiatives and at least two involve ringing bells:

"Ringing Remembers" ( was officially endorsed by HM Government. This sponsored an advertising campaign to recruit 1400 beginners to learn in time to ring at 12.30 on 11 November this year. It was 1400, because we know details of at least that many ringers who perished in World War 1. In fact the 1400 target for recruits has been exceeded. Brasted band has four new recruits associated with this campaign, who will be ringing at that time.

Battle's Over ( is encouraging the UK and its friends around the world to join in a range of events. Ringing Out for Peace at 7.05 pm, the actual time of the signing of the Armistice, aims to have church bells rung in many countries, in whatever way they do - so it won't be just change ringing as you hear at Brasted. (In case you wondered, Bruno Peak is the nation's official "Pageantmaster")

So our complete programme for ringing that weekend will be:

Friday 9 November:

6.30-9.30: A half-muffled peal attempt to remember the fallen of World War I.

Sunday 11 November:

9.45-10.30: Half muffled ringing, as usual for the Remembrance Sunday service.

12.30-1.15: A change of mood with open ringing (bells unmuffled) nationwide to celebrate the end of World War 1.

7.05-7.30: To mark the time the Armistice was signed 100 years ago.


Saturday 10 November

Brasted Village Hall 7.00 for 7.30pm

This popular annual event is held on the second Saturday in November, thus being near the date of the patronal festival of St Martin after whom our beautiful parish church is named.

The supper is organised by church members and friends and everyone is welcome, particularly newcomers to the village, although total numbers are strictly limited for fire and safety reasons.

Once again there will be a delicious two course supper (with lots of choice), wines and soft drinks, cheese and biscuits and coffee/tea with chocolates. There will also be the customary quiz and a raffle.

Tickets are now available from Pam Day (564064) or in Church. Adults £9, £4 for under 16s. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Please remember to bring your own cutlery!

Organ recital by Stephen Davies


A year after the recital by James McVinnie which marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the inauguration of the Walker organ, we welcome Stephen Davies to give a varied programme of organ music

Admission: at the door on the night, £10 to include wine


Do join us for a cuppa in the St Martin's Room on the third Thursday morning in the month, from 10.00am to 12.00 noon.

Please come through the side (South) door of the church. Everyone is welcome. The church is open during Coffee Break for anyone who wishes to look around or to find a quiet space to have a moment of peace and quiet.


Upcoming dates are:

  • 20 December