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||13||2.30 - 4.30pm||Dalton-in-Furness, St Mary (SD226739)||Monthly Branch Ringing Meeting||B|
|Saturday||27||2 - 4pm||Langdale (Chapel Stile), Holy Trinity (NY321055)||6 Bell Practice (Basic)||B|
|Saturday||27||6.30 - 6.45pm||Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)|
Tolling Half-Muffled Tenor on Heritage Memorial Day
To remember all those that suffered during and after the Holocaust, and other genocides past and present.
Precedes film screening of 'AREK' from 7pm at Signal Film and Media on 104 Abbey Road
|Sunday||28||4.30pm - 6pm||Kendal, Holy Trinity (SD517921)|
Monthly 8 Bell (Surprise Major) Practice
|Saturday||3||9.30am - 5pm||Hensingham, St. John Evangelist (NX985166)|
Carlisle Guild Training Day
Helpers still needed. More Information here
|Saturday||3||2 - 4pm||Langdale (Chapel Stile), Holy Trinity (NY321055)||6 Bell Practice (Advanced)||B|
|Sunday||4||approx 2.45 to 3.15pm||Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)|
RAF Air Training Corps Parade
Approximately 600 personnel from across the Cumbria & Lancashire Wing RAF Air Training Corps form up after service accompanied by the bells of St James, and parade from the church to the Town Hall for a formal march past.
The principle guest on the day is the Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria who will be joined by the Mayor and Mayoress of Barrow.
|Thursday||8||7.30 - 9pm||Flookburgh, St John (SD365760)|
Triples/Major Bell Practice (Plain Bob, Grandsire, Stedman)
All welcome for special practice arranged to focus on plain methods and principles on 7 & 8 bells.
|Saturday||10||2.30 - 4.30pm||Flookburgh, St John (SD365760)||Monthly Branch Ringing Meeting||B|
|Friday||2||evening||Black Labrador, Underbarrow
(between Crosthwaite and Kendal)
Annual branch dinner, this year at the Black Labrador in Underbarrow. Two courses £19.95, or three for £24.95, click MENU. Food needs to be pre-ordered at least a fortnight before the meal, so please let Keith Hackney know your choices directly or via tower captain (see Contact Us.)
|Saturday||10||2.30 - 4.30pm||Broughton-in-Furness, St Mary Magdalene (SD209874)||Monthly Branch Ringing Meeting||B|
|Saturday||14||2.30 - 4.30pm||Dent, St Andrew (SD705870)||Monthly Branch Ringing Meeting||B|
|Saturday||21||2.30 - 6pm||WIGTON, St Mary (NY256483)|
Carlisle Guild AGMMore details may become available here
|Sunday||29||10-10.30am||Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)||No Service Ringing (joint service at St Francis)||B|
|Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)|
Peal for St James' Day and anniversary of bells. Also to celebrate unveiling of plaque to commemorate James E Burles contribution as ringer and tower captain between C J A Cushing and J Bagnall.
Also plan a meal with peal ringers and other ringers from St James, neighbouring towers & visitors, friends and family
|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)||B|
|Sunday||7||10-10.30am||Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)||No Service Ringing (joint service at St Francis for patronal festival)||B|