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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

11 November 20172 hours2.30pm to 4.30pmFurness & 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 20172 hours6.30pm to 8.30pm11th 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 20171 hour before service5.30pm to 6.30pmQuarter peal and service ringing for choral evensong
12 December 201745 mins5.45pm to 6.30pmRinging for the Carol Service (NW Evening Mail).
24 December 201730 mins3.30pm to 4pmRinging for the Crib Service (TBC).
25 December 201730 mins9.30am to 10amRinging 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

November 2017

Saturday42 - 4pm Langdale (Chapel Stile), Holy Trinity (NY321055) 6 Bell Practice (Advanced)B
Saturday11(1.30-2.15pm Simulator)
2.30 - 4.30pm
Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699) Monthly Branch Ringing MeetingB
Thursday236.30 - 8.30pm Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)

11th Barrow Scouts visit. Several short periods of ringing between 6.30 and 8.30 with gaps in-between theses periods


December 2017

Sunday35.30 - 6.30pm Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699) Quarter peal and service ringing for Choral Evensong (TBC)T
Saturday92.30 - 4.30pm Hawkshead, St Michael (SD352981) Monthly Branch Ringing MeetingB
Tuesday125.45 - 6.30pm Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699) Service ringing for Carol Service (North West Evening Mail)T
Sunday243.30 - 4pm Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699) Service ringing for Crib Service (TBC)T
Monday259.30 - 10am Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699) Service ringing for Christmas Morning Service (TBC)T


January 2018

Saturday142.30 - 4.30pm Dalton-in-Furness, St Mary (SD226739) Monthly Branch Ringing Meeting (TBC)B