About Our Club

Tarring Priory Bowls Club was founded on the 19th October 1937 at a meeting in the Old Palace, Tarring. During the years since that inaugural meeting Tarring Priory has continued to grow in stature and is now without doubt one of the strongest clubs in the local area. The reason behind this success is the excellent membership spirit that exists with a diversity of players participating in Social, Club, Inter-club, County and National competitions, together with a stable and forward looking management team. It is because of this mix in our membership, backed up by experienced coaches that we are able to extend a warm welcome to bowlers of all abilities. 


This photograph taken in 1958 shows:

Back Row: FB Vickers Honorary Secretary,

PJ Carr Captain, FH Roome President.


Front Row: Founder Members of Tarring Priory Bowls Club - DW Duncan, ER Willoughby,

W Tucker, R Wilson.


Green Fees 2019

Adult Season Ticket                      £135

New Season Ticket/Half season   £80


Casual Session (4 hours)  -          £8.00:

Junior Season Ticket -              No charge:

Group Use per Rink -                  £30.00:

2 Hour Ticket -                              £6.00

EBA Affiliated games -                  £5.00


Disabled Group Users 50% of Full Price

We have access to a 6 rink council maintained green. Members are able to use our club pavilion as a base for keeping their bowling bags and equipment. The pavilion is leased from Worthing Borough Council (WBC) and provides us with a meeting room, a single changing room, a bar, and a kitchen. We are licenced to sell alcoholic drinks to our members and guests. There are public toilet facilities attached to the pavilion.


From April 2015 WBC handed the collection of fees for use of the bowling green over to Tarring Priory BC. Season tickets will be available to purchase from the club at £125 for the period April-October 2017. It is possible to pay for sessions by the hour, prices will be displayed on the noticeboard on the outside of the pavilion. For 2017 prices have been advised as per the table on this page.


We have mats and jacks which can be hired by the session, with a limited number of bowls and shoes. Visitors are very welcome and at least one rink is available to the general public on all but the most exceptional occasions.


Matches are arranged at all levels to suit all standards of bowler from competitive league games to friendly roll ups.



If you are a prospective touring club organiser please get in touch with the Match and Fixture Secretary to arrange a possible fixture date. 

Meet some of the key people ......

Our President

The President of the club is elected annually. The role is much more than a figurehead and at Priory the President has a major influence on club policy. Derek Ridley, after a break of four years, resumed this important role at Tarring Priory in 2014. He was re-elected for a sixth year in January 2019. 

Our Club Champion 2018

Martin  Joyce joined our club in 1998. He quickly became part of the committee structure of the club and served as Honorary Secretary for 8 years, 2006-14. He was voted in as Club Captain in 2014.


He has coaching qualifications and readily assists with the induction of new club members into becoming fully fledged bowlers. 

Martin's previous honours at Tarring Priory have included Triples and Fours success. In 2009 Martin gained his first singles honour by winning the Handicap Singles. Now that he is club Singles Champion he will now have a maximum 10 handicap to show to his name.

These are just two of the people who make our club work.

Meet some of the other Priory men with email links on the

Committee and Officers Page

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