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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

30 August 201730 minutes before and
up to 20 minutes after service
10.45 to 11.15am
12 noon to 12.20pm
Funeral service ringing for June Parkinson
ringing times are approx. times
Times are dependent on the length of the service

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

August 2017

Saturday122.30 - 4.30pm Millom, St George (SD171800) Monthly Branch Ringing MeetingB
Wednesday237.30 - 9pm Barrow-in-Furness, St James (SD194699)

Practice CANCELLED (this week only)

Wednesday3010.45 - 11.15am
& also after the service
Barrow-in-Furness, St James (SD194699)

Service ringing for June Parkinson

June Parkinson passed away aged 73 years on 17th August after a short illness

The bells will be rung open (not muffled) at June's request. She always loved the sound of the bells.

We are privileged to ring for June, to call family, friends and community to this service.


September 2017

Saturday92.30 - 4.30pm Kirkby-in-Furness, St Cuthbert (SD233822)
Great Urswick, St Mary (SD268742)
Monthly Branch Ringing MeetingB




Branch Treasure Hunt


October 2017

Saturday142.30 - 4.30pm Kendal, Holy Trinity (SD517921) Monthly Branch Ringing MeetingB