Clocks Fall Back

Clocks Spring Forward

On Sunday, 26 March, the clocks spring forward one hour at 1 am. Sadly, that means you lose an hour of sleep!

Changing Your Clocks

It was in 1907 that the first serious proposal for daylight saving time was put forward. It took two world wars before most countries put it into practice. When it was first put into practice, people feared that the delicate mechanism of clocks would be damaged by people roughly pushing back the hour hand. Stories of “clock casualties” accompanied each autumn!

Fortunately, most clocks change themselves these days. Your phone, computer and tablet device (including TVs and cable devices) will automatically change their clock, and you do not need to do anything. Radio clocks (that keep their time by locking on a radio signal) will do the same.

Watch out for your car clock, though! Most modern cars do not keep the date, so you must change the DST (daylight saving time) option in your car’s options. It can be easy to overlook it, get halfway to church and then panic when you see the time!!!

And, of course, simple battery or mechanical clocks and watches will have the option to adjust the time. I suggest you do that before you go to bed. You may even want to go to bed an hour early so that you wake up ready and refreshed for the church service in the morning!

More Information

Do you want to know more about daylight saving time and its history? The Royal Museums Greenwich website has many interesting facts and is also a lovely family day out.

The All Nations’ Centre is returning to in-person service on Sunday, 2 April! We open at 9 am and start with prayer at 9.30 am. Do not be late!


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