Barrow Bells - Event Calendar
When do the bells ring?
- Sunday Service Ringing (Sunday 10-10.30am)
- Weekly Practice (Wednesday 7.30-9pm)
- Extra 'silent' Practice (Wednesday 7.00-7.3pm) - for beginners, please check.
- Special services & occasions - Weddings, Visiting Bellringers, Open Days, etc. (published below)
- Non-ringing social events - Walks, Meals/BBQ, Fairs etc. (also published below)
- Maintenance & Safety (ad-hoc) - unannounced essential maintenance to the bells.
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...
- 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)
- 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
|DATE||DURATION||TIME OF RINGING||REASON THE BELLS ARE BEING RUNG|
|11 November 2017||2 hours||2.30pm to 4.30pm||Furness & South Lakeland branch of LACR ringing meeting.|
St James' turn to host the monthly ringing meeting in this region.
Note: 6 bell simulator will be used from 1.30pm to 2.15pm to allow
additional ringing and teaching without disturbing local residents.
|23 November 2017||2 hours||6.30pm to 8.30pm||11th Barrow Scout Group visit.|
Ringing will occur for several short periods of the time between 6.30 and 8.30 but not for the full time.
|3 December 2017||1 hour before service||5.30pm to 6.30pm||Quarter peal and service ringing for choral evensong |
|12 December 2017||45 mins||5.45pm to 6.30pm||Ringing for the Carol Service (NW Evening Mail).|
|24 December 2017||30 mins||3.30pm to 4pm||Ringing for the Crib Service (TBC).|
|25 December 2017||30 mins||9.30am to 10am||Ringing for the Christmas Day Service (TBC).|
The rest of this page is dedicated to announcing the future ringing and social events that are planned, colour coded by organiser/location.
Our Tower/Church (St James)
Local/Nearby (e.g. Dalton)
South Lakeland Branch of LACR
LACR (Lancashire Assoociation Change Ringers)
CDGCBR (Carlisle Diocesan Guild of Church Bell-Ringers)
any other group
FULL CALENDAR All ringing and social events at St James and elsewhere