21st May 2020 - Back on the green!

A few of our members made the first outing onto the Church House Gardens Green.  They followed all the rules for social distancing and correctly cleaned equipment after use.

If you would like to book a rink follow the procedures on the 'Rink Booking' page of this website. Only players who book a rink can play.

Green Update April 2020

Sadly we are not allowed to play on the green yet, but Worthing and Adur District Council are doing their bit to make sure we have a good surface once we are allowed on the green.

A hedge is planned for the south side of the green. This will act as a natural barrier to access the green from the south and a small visual deterrent to some of our less welcome visitors. The shrubs will be planted by the council in the first week October and are currently in store by them until we are ready.

Lew Mockett

It is not very often that we publicise the passing of bowlers other than from our own club.

Lew Mockett though was a true gentleman of the sport. He played outdoor bowls at Norfolk Bowls Club. He was a true friend of bowls and held the SCB Presidents position in 2006.

Sadly Lew passed away in April after a brief fight with pancreatic cancer - he really will be sadly missed

The search goes on .....

Derek Ridley (President), Keith Brinsmead (Chairman) and Kevin Tester (Accounts Examiner) visited The Crouch Bowls Club in Seaford in January 2020. 

Their visit was to share The Crouch's experience in successfully gaining funding for a new Clubhouse - and very smart it looks too!


Sadly only second place this year but we still received a cheque and the runners up Trophy at the annual WSBL Celebration Dinner.

The picture shows Manager Stuart Shwartz being presented with the trophy by WSBL President Chris Rolph.

John Proffitt, Joe Peters and Gus Roberts won £150 for Runners Up in The East Preston Triples

They will be putting their hard earned money towards our annual trip to Woolston

Well done them!!

Latest Tarring Priory players to be awarded a County Badge

Alan Messer proudly received his SCB County Badge at Gidea Park , Romford. Alan was playing in a SCB representative match against Norfolk CBA.

Alan and Roy Barclay were both awarded the badge for gaining the necessary points through a combination of representative matches and progress in SCB Competitions

Roy was awarded his badge  at the PC Cup Final.


Thanks to the generosity of Carpenter Box and their sponsorship, we can offer one free shirt to every member of our club.


Additional shirts may be purchased for an excellent price of just £18.


As an extra perk if you buy that extra shirt you will be offered an outer weatherproof jacket for just £18 more. The normal selling price for this garment will be £36


You do the maths


1 free shirt + 1 additional shirt = £18

1 free shirt + 1 additional shirt + 1 outer = £36

1 free shirt + 1 outer = £36

I know what I'd do!!!

31 May 2019

Our complaint against WBC was referred to the Local Government Ombudsman. Although initially the LGO was not going to follow up the complaint they have now reconsidered and we await their decision.

Keith Brinsmead 

Police Advice


Club advice to members in the event of being faced with abuse or trespass onto the green is to dial 999 and call for Police assistance - do not under any circumstances attempt to take the law into your own hands.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE - following a recent spate of anti-social behaviour by juveniles around our green, if you witness any such act please take the time to record the problem and email an account to  

Please also note that good quality photographs may also be used as evidence in identifying the culprits and it is not illegal to take photographs in public places unless it is for criminal or terrorist purposes.

Witterings BC Invitation Cup August 10th 2017

     Priory Four Win   

A small ray of sunshine penetrated this backs to the wall season, with an excellent days bowling by the four who represented Priory at this annual event held by Witterings Bowls Club.


Gus Roberts played lead, Roy Barclay was number two, John Schools bowled at three and Alan Messer skipped.


The team played 3 eight end matches against good quality opposition. In round one they beat Lancing who were last years winners. Witterings were the opposition in round 2 and finally in round 3 they beat the challenge offered by the 2015 winners, Chichester.


Altogether they gained 33 points from a possible 39, and won 18 of 24 ends they played.


What does the future hold for Tarring Priory Bowls Club?

Take a look at the proposals and have your say!

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Alan Messer and David Levey - International Success

Winners of Alvor Bowls Club (Portugal)

Australian Pairs 2017

Dave and Alan scooped the prize money wearing Priory Shirts and are the 2017 Alvor Champions. 


Keith Brinsmead and John Fairs also entered but were knocked out at the quarter final stage by the eventual winners.


Great Pre-Season training for the boys, but I'm not sure I would recommend their fitness and pre-match regime.



The Sussex County Bowls AGM is held in December each year and an award is made to the SCB 'Man of the Year'.


In 2015 our President Derek Ridley was the annual winner of the Sussex Michael Newth Trophy (a magnificent solid silver cup) for the person who is recognised as having given outstanding service at club level to bowls.


Derek was chosen from a short list of 5 other Sussex bowlers. The cup is just reward for the unstinting effort and leadership which he lends to Tarring Priory. We are very fortunate to have such a man at the helm. Indeed we have been blessed with excellent leaders over the years.  Wally Burrows our past President was a previous winner of the award in 2002.

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