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.

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 are available to purchase from the club. It is possible to pay for sessions by the hour, prices will be displayed on the noticeboard on the outside of the pavilion. 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.


How much will it cost to play bowls:


Joining Tarring Priory Bowls Club will cost you a small fee for Admin purposes and then an Annual Subscription of £20.

New Bowls can be expensive but look on E Bay or other sites for second hand bowls. Members are always keen to talk through the sort of bowls on offer and their respective merits. 

A season ticket covers the costs for most sessions, although if selected for a team you will have to pay and additional match fee contribution of £2. Competitions have entry fees which go towards admin and trophy costs. 

Nothing in ths world is free but playing bowls is probably one of the more affordable sports

Bowling Charges 2021

Adult Season Ticket     

Retired Season Ticket 

New Season Ticket

Half Season Ticket    

Junior Season Ticket - 


Casual Session Ticket

Taster Session           

Group Use per Rink -                 

Club Use per Rink -                   










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 seventh year in January 2020. 

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Our Club Champion 2019

not played 2020

Keith Brinsmead joined our club in 1978. He is our longest serving member and now holds the prestigious rank of Club Chairman.


Keith has worked tirelessly for the club since taking on the Chairman's role. He was only able to do once he had reduced his work commitments, but will tell you he is is actually working harder than ever since 'retiring'

Keith's previous honours at Tarring Priory have included 22 mentions on the honours board including a previous singles Championship win in 2016.

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