Tolls honour the fallen at Gaywood church

St Faith's Church, Gaywood
St Faith's Church, Gaywood

A church in Gaywood is remembering its fallen with a bell tolled for each year since they died.

Bell ringers at St Faith’s Church in Gayton Road have been ringing the tenor bell 100 times on the 100th anniversary of one of their parishioner’s deaths since August 2014.

As this year marks the 100th year since 1917, when the country was in the midst of the First World War, the list of those who will be honoured has grown significantly.

And the bell ringers group is hoping to reach out to any relatives of these parishioners who might wish to attend.

Member Arthur Skinner said: “There may be relatives of those who fought in the war who are interested in the fact that we are commemorating their deaths.”

The bell will be tolled 100 times half-muffled on each occasion, the first of which this year will be on February 10 for private Edward Gamble.

After which, the following people shall be remebered: sapper William Charles Bunfield on February 27; private Robert Henry Neale on April 5; private Sidney Herbert English on April 19; sergeant Leslie Claude Burn on April 19; private Robert William Hall on April 19; private Ernest Edgar Causton on April 20; and private Percy Hendry on April 28.

Further parishioners will be honoured until November 2018.

The group meet at the church on Thursdays at 7pm.