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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 £30.

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 an additional match fee contribution of £2.50. 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 2024

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 - 

App fee per hour                 











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 10th year in January 2023.

Our Club Champion 2023


Keith is once more proud to be on the honours board at Priory as Club Champion. As club Chairman Keith has made significant contributions to the running of the club and has been a key figure driving our transition to being a mixed club and ensuring the planning for our Pavilion development reflects this.

Keith's is a serial winner and has 14 singles titles to his name in the years he has been a member at Priory.

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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