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Barrow Bells - Event Calendar

When do the bells ring?

For more information about our regular weekly ringing, please visit the REGULAR RINGING SCHEDULE page.

In addition to regular ringing there are weddings and other services; civic/national events to mark; visiting ringers; tower open days; bellringers meetings; quarter peals and peals; and other occasions when the bells are rung. Most are relatively infrequent and short (less than 1 hour continuous ringing), although occasionally there can be more than 1 wedding or event in a day, a branch/association meeting lasting 2 hours, or a peal lasting 3 hours.

We try to notify the public, local residents and community in advance of any planned additional (non-regular) ringing at St James' Tower as follows...

  1. All planned extra ringing of any duration will be notified in the calendar on this Events web page; alongside other ringing events outside Barrow. Ringing at St James, Barrow will be repeated and highlighted in a summary table (see below)
  2. All planned extra ringing for continuous period in excess of 1 hour:
    Residents in houses immediately opposite the church on Blake Street, Adelaide Street and Hartington Street will receive leaflet informing of the extended ringing.
    Sometimes we will also notify the North West Evening Mail, BBC Radio Cumbria, & The Bay Radio (bay action), e.g. for particular special occasions, and where the public are invited to come along and find out more. [however as independent businesses they may decide not to publish/broadcast anything]


Summary of Planned Additional Ringing at St James

DATEDURATIONTIME OF RINGINGREASON THE BELLS ARE BEING RUNG
Wednesday 19th February1.5 hours19:30 to 21:00

Target Practice CANCELLED ! (Met Office Weather Warning for Rain)

Saturday 4th April45 mins to 1 hour
over 2 hour period
11:30 to 13:30WEDDING RINGING (TBC)
Thursday 16th Aprilapprox. 1 hour14:30 to 15:30Visiting Ringers - Quarter Peal
Thursday 23rd April1 hour19:00 to 20:00 (TBC)RINGING FOR ENGLAND (St George's Day) - TBC
Saturday 20th June45 mins to 1 hour
over 2 hour period
13:30 to 15:30WEDDING RINGING (TBC)
Saturday 4th July45 mins to 1 hour
over 2 hour period
12:00 to 14:00WEDDING RINGING (TBC)
Saturday 25th July1.5 to 3 hours
over 4.5 hour period
12:00 to 16:30WEDDING RINGING - 2 Weddings! 12.30 and 3pm (TBC)
Saturday 19th September45 mins to 1 hour
over 2 hour period
13:00 to 15:00WEDDING RINGING (TBC)


The rest of this page is dedicated to announcing the future ringing and social events that are planned, colour coded by organiser/location.

TOWER [T]
Our Tower/Church (St James)
LOCAL [L]
Local/Nearby (e.g. Dalton)
BRANCH [B]
South Lakeland Branch of LACR
ASSOCIATION [A] (or Guild)
LACR (Lancashire Assoociation Change Ringers)
CDGCBR (Carlisle Diocesan Guild of Church Bell-Ringers)
OTHER [O]
any other group

FULL CALENDAR All ringing and social events at St James and elsewhere



February 2020

DayDateTimeVenueEvent
Saturday12 - 4pm Langdale (Chapel Stile), Holy Trinity (NY321055) 6 Bell Practice (Advanced)B
Saturday82.30 - 4.30pm Ulverston, St Mary (SD289787) Monthly Branch Ringing MeetingB
Wednesday197.30 - 9pm Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)

CANCELLED! - Met office Weather Warning for Rain

TARGET PRACTICE

Special practice encouraging visitors to come and boost practice, to learn something new, to socialise, and to strengthen band for more effective, accelerated, and rewarding learning.

T




March 2020

DayDateTimeVenueEvent
Saturday72 - 4pm Crosthwaite, St Mary (SD446911) 6 Bell Practice (Advanced)B
Saturday142.30 - 4.30pm Milnthorpe, St Thomas (SD499815) Monthly Branch Ringing Meeting
Note change of venue from Dent to Milnthorpe
B
Wednesday187.30 - 9pm Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)

TARGET PRACTICE

Special practice encouraging visitors to come and boost practice, to learn something new, to socialise, and to strengthen band for more effective, accelerated, and rewarding learning.

T
Friday20

TBC

Crooklands Hotel Branch Dinner
Coniston Menu (£24.75pp) - copy available at the tower, or by email on request.
Names to branch secretary by 6th March 2020.
B
Saturday219am - 5pm Hoghton (Preston Branch) - PR5 0SJ LACR Basic Training Day - more info.A
Sunday224.30pm - 6pm Kendal, Holy Trinity (SD517921)

Monthly 8 Bell (Surprise Major) Practice

B
Saturday282 - 4pm Crosthwaite, St Mary (SD446911) 6 Bell Practice (Basic)B
Sunday292 - 4pm Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)

SIMULATOR SUNDAY

5th Sunday of the month - simulator session (please get in touch if want to join in).
T




April 2020

DayDateTimeVenueEvent
Wednesday87 - 9pm Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)

SIMULATOR PRACTICE (TBC)

Special simulator practice if not clash with other event at church in Holy Week (TBC).

T
Thursday16

2.30 to 3.30pm
(approx.)

Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)

Visiting Band - Quarter Peal

Bellringers from Bristol and Somerset area (incl. St Mary, Radcliffe) ringing a quarter peal as part of bellringing and hiking tour.
T
Saturday182.30 - 4.30pm
with meeting after
Dalton-in-Furness, St Mary (SD226739)

Monthly Branch Ringing Meeting, with half yearly business meeting afterwards.

Note: Date chosen is a week later than normal 2nd Saturday due to clash with Easter.

B
Wednesday227 - 9pm Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)

SIMULATOR PRACTICE (TBC)

Special simulator practice due to additional ringing for St George's day and Wedding (TBC).

T
Thursday23

TBD

Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)

RING FOR ENGLAND - ST GEORGE'S DAY (TBC)

T
Friday24

7pm for 7.30 start

The Atheneum, Heversham

Branch Quiz - £5 per person (includes cold buffet & desserts)

Tea & coffee available, or bring your own tipple.
Teams of 4, or book your place in advance and form teams on the night.
Let Anne Hackney know by 18th April for catering.
B
Saturday25noon to ~12.30 &20 minutes after wedding Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)

WEDDING RINGING (TBC)

T
Wednesday297.30 - 9pm Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)

TARGET PRACTICE

Special practice encouraging visitors to come and boost practice, to learn something new, to socialise, and to strengthen band for more effective, accelerated, and rewarding learning.

T




May 2020

DayDateTimeVenueEvent
Friday08

10am -5pm

See details

Tower Outing & Meal

Barrow-Dalton-Ulverston locally organised excursion to North Lancaster branch towers, and pub lunch.

Itinerary as follows. Welcome to join in for the full day, or tailor to take part in one or more elements of the day.

TimeVenueBellsTenor WeightPost Code
9 - 11amWOODLAND/LIMESTONE WALK
Trowbarrow or Eaves Wood
LA5 0UJ (Eaves)
LA5 0SP (Trowbarrow)
11am - noonSilverdale612-0-16617kgLA5 0RH
12.30-2pmLUNCHTIME: Over Kellet - The Eagles Head.LA6 1DL
2.30 - 3.30pmHornby810-1-7524kgLA2 8JT
4pm - 5pmKirkby Lonsdale612-1-23633kgLA6 2AX

From 10 to 11 am, there will be a quarter peal attempt at Silverdale to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day. If you are interested in taking part in this, then get in touch.

Lunch places need to be reserved in advance - please let me know if joining us for lunch as soon as possible - and pre-order deadline a fortnight before (24th April) menu available on request.

Note: the Branch outing is organised for the Bank Holiday Monday at the end of the month. (see below)

L
Monday25

All Day

See Details

Branch Outing

TowerBellsTenor Weight
Slaidburn615-1-6
Bolton-by-Bowland613-2-7
Waddington69-2-0
Clitheroe818-0-8
Whalley821-3-9
B




June 2020

DayDateTimeVenueEvent
Friday19

TBC

TBC

Branch Training - conducting call changes (session 1)B




July 2020

DayDateTimeVenueEvent
Friday3

TBC

TBC

Branch Training - conducting call changes (session 2)B
Friday21 or 22

TBC

Loughborough Proposal for a Branch Trip to Taylors' Bell Foundry, Loughborough
Cost approx. £35 comprising £25 transport (coach) and £10 entry fee.
Also includes being able to ring on their 12 bells.
Names of anyone interested to be given to the Branch Secretary by 17th February to see if viable and to avoid disappointment of dates being booked up.
B
Friday24

TBC

TBC

Branch Striking CompetitionB