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.
|Saturday||5||2 - 4pm||Langdale (Chapel Stile), Holy Trinity (NY321055)||6 Bell Practice (Advanced)||B|
|Wednesday||9||7.30 - 9pm||Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)||Target Practice - encourage other ringers from region to support practice to strengthen team and boost progress.||T|
|Thursday||10||7pm - 7.30pm||Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)||Service Ringing for Deanery Ascension Day Service||T|
|Friday||11||7pm - 9pm (or later)||Ulverston, St Mary (SD289787)||Branch Games Evening & Pizza Supper + Just Desserts (£6.50 per head). |
In the Parish Centre near the church.
Please let Keith know in advance for catering arrangements.
|Saturday||12||2.30 - 4.30pm||Bowness, St Martin (SD403969)||Monthly Branch Ringing Meeting||B|
|Tuesday||15||7.30 - 9pm||Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)||DALTON Practice here at St James, made possible by simulator.|
St Mary's, Dalton have an event on in church, so for one week only, transferring practice to Barrow.
|Monday||21||11.45am - 12.30pm||Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)||Visiting ringers from Bury St. Edmunds||T|
|Saturday||26||10.30am - 11.30am||Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)||Visiting ringers from USA (Philadelphia, PA and Rochester, NY)||T|
|Sunday||27||4.30pm - 6pm||Kendal, Holy Trinity (SD517921)|
Monthly 8 Bell (Surprise Major) Practice
|Tuesday||29||2.45pm - 3.30pm||Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)||Visiting ringers from Leicestershire and from Central Council.||T|
|Saturday||2||2 - 4pm||Langdale (Chapel Stile), Holy Trinity (NY321055)||6 Bell Practice (Advanced)||B|
|Saturday||9||2.30 - 4.30pm||Brathay, Holy Trinity (NY363034)||Monthly Branch Ringing Meeting||B|
|Friday||15||Shortly after 7pm||Dalton-in-Furness, St Mary (SD226739)|
QUARTER PEAL - to mark the sacrifice made by Tom Bell, a ringer at St Mary's, Dalton-in-Furness who died during WWI on 15th June 1915.
Synchronised with tribute at War Memorial - Last Post 7pm, followed by 2 minutes silence, Reveille, and then the half muffled bells at St Mary's will begin the quarter peal in memory of Tom Bell.
Method and ringers TBC. Method probably Grandsire or Plain Bob. It should be possible to meet the ringers at the church/tower after the quarter peal at 8pm
|Saturday||14||2.30 - 4.30pm||Broughton-in-Furness, St Mary Magdalene (SD209874)||Monthly Branch Ringing Meeting||B|
|Saturday||28||2pm to 5pm approx.||Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)|
PEAL for St James' Day and anniversary of bells.
PLAQUE unveiling to commemorate James E Burles contribution as ringer and tower captain between C J A Cushing and J Bagnall.
MEAL (venue & time TBC) with peal ringers, other ringers from St James, neighbouring towers & visitors, friends and family...!
|Dalton-in-Furness, St Mary (SD226739)|
QUARTER PEAL - Method, ringers and time TBC (expected between 1 & 2pm start).
|Saturday||11||2.30 - 4.30pm||Burton-in-Kendal, St James (SD530769)||Monthly Branch Ringing Meeting||B|
|Saturday||8||2.30 - 4.30pm||Crosthwaite, St Mary (SD446911)||Monthly Branch Ringing Meeting||B|
|Sunday||30||10-10.30am||Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)||Service Ringing as usual (5th sunday but no joint service - Family Worship)||T|
|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||B|