Brighton and Hove churches ring bells to celebrate Olympics

Posted On 27 Jul 2012 at 7:38 pm

Churches in Brighton and Hove heralded the start of the Olympic and Paralympic Games with a peal of bells this morning.

The bells rang out at All Saints, in The Drive, Hove, St Andrew’s Church in Waterloo Street, Hove, and the Church of the Good Shepherd in Dyke Road, Brighton.

The Fabrica art gallery – formerly the Holy Trinity Church – in Duke Street, Brighton, also joined in.

They were part of a mass bell ringing across Britain as part of the London 2012 Festival which is running alongside the Games.

The bell ringing was entitled “Work No. 1197: All the bells in a country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes”.

It was devised by the Turner Prize-winning artist and musician Martin Creed to be performed by thousands of people across the country.


  1. Although it is nearly always overshadowed by its much larger neighbour, Brighton, Hove is an interesting town to visit in and of itself. Many people have difficulty differentiating between the two cities – after all, they are nearly always referred to in combination – but Hove is, without question, a separate entity from Brighton. If you’re coming to the area, chances are that you’re arriving largely for the things that Brighton has to offer, but you shouldn’t discount Hove altogether. From exciting events to intriguing cultural and historical attractions, Hove has plenty to see and do. To be in the center of the goings on make reservations at – and stay in – Brighton hotels, but be sure to swing by Hove to see what’s happening during your holiday.

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