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...
Summary of Planned Additional Ringing at St James
The rest of this page is dedicated to announcing the future ringing and social events that are planned, colour coded by organiser/location.
|Sunday||7||10-10.30am||Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)||No Service Ringing (joint service at St Francis for patronal festival)||T|
|Saturday||8||2.30 - 4.30pm||Cartmel, St Mary (SD380788)||Monthly Branch Ringing Meeting, followed by Business Meeting after 4.30||B|
|Sunday||20||11am - 2pm||Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)||Craft Fair||T|
|Saturday||27||2 - 4pm||Langdale (Chapel Stile), Holy Trinity (NY321055)||6 Bell Practice (Basic)||B|
|Sunday||28||4.30pm - 6pm||Kendal, Holy Trinity (SD517921)|
Monthly 8 Bell (Surprise Major) Practice
|Saturday||3||2 - 4pm||Langdale (Chapel Stile), Holy Trinity (NY321055)||6 Bell Practice (Advanced)||B|
|Saturday||3||7pm for 7.30pm||Flookburgh, St John (SD365760)||Quiz Night & Raffle (£6.50 per person including cold buffet and desserts)||B|
|Saturday||10||10.00 - 12:00pm||Dalton-in-Furness, St Mary (SD226739)||Wedding Ringing for Ashley Painter's sister.||L|
|Saturday||10||2.30 - 4.30pm||Sedbergh, St Andrew (SD657921)||Monthly Branch Ringing Meeting||B|
|Sunday||11||10.00 - 10.30am||Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)||Service ringing with half-muffled bells||T|
|Sunday||11||11.15 - 12.00 noon||Dalton-in-Furness, St Mary (SD226739)||General ringing on half-muffled bells to commemorate te centenary of WW1 Armistice. (TBC)||L|
|Sunday||11||12.30 - 2.00pm||Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)||
General ringing on open bells, as part of national "Ringing Remembers" commemoration of WW1 Armistice Centenary.
See also the following links:
|Sunday||11||6.45 - 8.15pm||Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)||
Part of national commemoration "Battle's Over" promoted by Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR
Full details of this national event are available on the Battle's Over Website
|Sunday||24||11am - 2pm||Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)||Winter (Christmas) Fair||T|
|Saturday||8||2.30 - 4.30pm||Milnthorpe, St Thomas (SD499815)||Monthly Branch Ringing Meeting||B|
|Wednesday||9||7.30pm to 9pm||Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)|
Ron East from Carlisle Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers is presenting a talk on bells and bellringing at the Forum. Practice is cancelled to support and allow ringers to attend the talk. The talk is part of the Barrow and District Association of Engineers (BDAE), and full programme for 2018/2019 series of lectures is currently TBD, but will be published in due course on their website.
Ron says "The talk, in my role as Bell Advisor, is mainly aimed at raising the awareness of bell ringing and touches on most aspects: history, bell founding, tuning, how bells are rung, mathematics etc."
|Saturday||12||10.30am - 12.30pm||Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)||Simulator Practice (for tower members and visitors/guests), followed by lunch at the Furness Railway?||T|
|Saturday||12||2.30 - 4.30pm||Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)||Monthly Branch Ringing Meeting||T & B|
|Saturday||9||2.30 - 4.30pm||Langdale, Holy Trinity (NY321055)||Monthly Branch Ringing Meeting||B|
|Saturday||9||2.30 - 4.30pm||Kirkby Stephen, The Parish Church (NY775088)||Monthly Branch Ringing Meeting||B|
|Saturday||13||2.30 - 4.30pm||Millom, St George (SD171800)||Monthly Branch Ringing Meeting||B|
|Saturday||18||TBD||Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)|
Celebrating 150 years (sesquicentenary)
The church of St James the Great opened its doors on 18th May 1869, and there will be celebrations for this anniversary including ringing, tower open to public, and probably a quarter peal and/or peal attempt.