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Friday 26th May 10.00am to 4.00pm

Saturday 27th May 10.00am to 4.00pm

Sunday 28th May 11.00am to 1.00pm

We will be hosting events on all 3 days and would like to thank everyone in anticipation of your new found interest in taking up lawn bowls

If you can't make it and are still interested -

email Terry Urben to arrange an introductory session

John Upton RIP


John passed away on Tuesday 22nd November 2022

He came to bowls late in life and I think it was his dog walking route that got him into the sport. Priory was on his regular walking circuit and eventually he was cajoled into having a go - and after that along with 'little doggy' he joined the Tarring 'family'

John was on of our true roll up merchants and he loved to play in the Friday Spoons sessions run by David Light and Barry Parris. He loved it so much that he was persuaded to take over running the Spoons for a while after David and Barry had to give up.


John was a great guy and we miss both him and 'little doggy'

Rest in Peace John

David Kennard RIP

David passed away in November 2022.

He was a member at Tarring Priory during the summer months and in the winter played at Worthing Indoor Bowls Club.

David certainly had a good innings and was still playing good bowls into his 90's. David was a good club member and mainly played in Morning Roll Ups and Spoons Sessions.


Until it became a little too much, he also played in Evening Triples Sessions - his name lives on in our records as a winner of the MNT in 2010 and also as winner of the ' Spoons' in 2014

Rest in Peace David


Witterings Open and the 'Wiggy' Open


Well done but hard luck too for Derek Meechan, John Fairs, Chris Ide and Alan Messer who for the second Club Open in a row came third. A fantastic effort by any ones standards


July 15th 2022

The 'Charity' fundraiser

Well done everyone who had anything to do with this fine event - you raised £1400 for our chosen charity - The Ashdown Project

Winners of the Southbourne Open
12 June 2022

Derek Meechan Roy Barclay John Fairs Emilio DiPietro


Adur and Worthing Council have successfully installed a green watering system at our green. The photos show the system being tested.

Our watering crew are very pleased that they can now have that extra hour in bed. Thank you Adur and Worthing.


Our Pavilion in use for a Council preview of plans for Tarring Park

Annual Dinner 2022


The evening was a hugely successful event. Over £1,000 was raised through the raffle and promissory notes towards a Defibrillator.


The food was exceptional as was the service, I have written to Mandy thanking her and the team.

Prof was great masterminding the raffle,  wry comical. The raffle itself raised £300.00.

Kevin Tester

Event Coordinator

A team from Tarring Priory were successful in winning their section of the Worthing Indoor Charity Fours on 25/9/21.

The successful four were

Derek Meechan, Roy Barclay, John Schools and Alan Messer

Pre War picture - note the string used to mark the edge of the rinks.


Rare 1939 photo of the Tarring Priory Green taken from the St Andrews Church Tower

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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.

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