On 11 November 2018, 100 years since the end of the first World Wall, bells will ring out in unison from churches and cathedrals in villages, towns and cities across the United Kingdom and beyond. Big Ben will also strike at 11am to mark the centenary.
To mark the final year of the First World War centenary commemorations, 1,400 new bell ringers will be recruited in the UK in honour of the 1,400 who lost their lives during the First World War.
Church bells across the UK remained restricted throughout the course of the war and only rang freely once Armistice was declared on 11 November 1918.
The campaign to recruit bell ringers, Ringing Remembers, will keep this traditional British art alive in memory of the 1,400 who lost their lives – linking together past, present and future.
Sending a powerful message churches across Germany will also join in this celebration.
The Maltese government has also been invited to participate in this wonderful initiative. Following talks between Fondazzjoni Celebrazzjonijiet Nazzjonali with the Curia authorities, it has been agreed that at 12:00 noon on 11 November all the parish churches in Malta and Gozo will ring their bells.