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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]


COVID-19 NOTES:

COVID MEASURES FOR RINGERS

In line with current CCCBR Guidance) we ask ringers to confirm a recent negative covid test and/or wear a mask (both if possible).

COVID MEASURES IN TOWER

Government restrictions/lockdown for Covid-19 pandemic lifted Mon 19th July 2021. Social distancing of 1m+ and the 'rule of six' limit for indor activity/meeting is removed.

The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers (CCCBR) have released guidance (introduction/ 1-page summary) that we will follow by maintaining good ventilation, hand sanitisation, face coverings, track and trace log, and we strongly recommend taking a test (e.g. Lateral Flow Test) and only attend with both negative result and no symptoms. These measures are important as we expect there will be several bellringers who have not been offered the vaccine to attend. We will allow ringers to stand closer than 1m+ and ring with six or up to 8 ringers at a time. If the ringing room gets too crowded, we may ask some ringers wait elsewhere for their turn to ring, but we think numbers will be OK.

The simulator session on tied bells before 7.30 is suspended for the time being, and the main practice will last between an hour and the normal 90 minute duration. A 60 to 90 minute session is already an increase from pre-19th July CCCBR guidance, so we will reintroduce simulator ringing before practice once ringers are comfortable with this, and the increase in covid cases nationally and locally have stabilised and reduced.

For those ringers who are considering return to ringing, please make sure you are comfortable with the arrangements - see Is it appropriate for an individual to Ring?

SERVICE RINGING

Barrow Service Ringing on 2nd and 4th Sundays (Dalton Service Ringing on 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays), until Dalton services revert to 9am start when we hope to resume ringing at both Barrow and Dalton every Sunday.


Summary of Planned Additional or Special Ringing at St James

DATEDURATIONTIME OF RINGINGREASON THE BELLS ARE BEING RUNG
Saturday 13th August 2022Approx. 2 hours14:30 to 16:30

Ringing Meeting

Ringing Meeting for ringers from across the Furness & South Lakeland Branch of the Lancashire Association of Change Ringers(LACR)
Saturday 20th August 2022Approx 45+ minutes
over 1.5 hour period
11:30 to 12 Noon, and 12.45 Noon to 1pmWEDDING RINGING


The rest of this page is dedicated to announcing the future ringing and social events that are planned, colour coded by organiser/location.

TOWER [T]
Our Tower/Church (St James)
LOCAL [L]
Local/Nearby (e.g. Dalton)
BRANCH [B]
South Lakeland Branch of LACR
ASSOCIATION [A] (or Guild)
LACR (Lancashire Assoociation Change Ringers)
CDGCBR (Carlisle Diocesan Guild of Church Bell-Ringers)
OTHER [O]
any other group

FULL CALENDAR All ringing and social events at St James and elsewhere




August 2022

DayDateTimeVenueEvent
Saturday131 to 2pm Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)

Tower Simulator Bell Handling Practice

Opportunity to learn or improve bell handling tecqnique using the simulator.

T
Saturday132.30pm to 4.30pm Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)

Branch Ringing Meeting

Ringing meeting for the Furness & South Lakeland Branch, of the Lancashire Association of Change Ringers.

B
Sunday14Approx* 12.30 to 1pm, and 1.45 to 2pm Broughton-in-Furness, St Mary Magdalene (SD209874)

Wedding Ringing

* times dependent on any delayed arrival of bride (accommodate within reason).
Ringing after wedding typically up to 15 - 20 minutes roughly within slot indicated.

L
Saturday20Approx* 11.30 to 12 noon, and 12.45 to 1pm Barrow-in-Furness, St James the Great (SD194699)

Wedding Ringing

* times dependent on any delayed arrival of bride (accommodate within reason).
Ringing after wedding typically up to 15 - 20 minutes roughly within slot indicated.

T




September 2022

DayDateTimeVenueEvent
Saturday102.30pm to 4.30pm Cartmel, St Mary (SD380788)

Branch Ringing Meeting

Ringing meeting for the Furness & South Lakeland Branch, of the Lancashire Association of Change Ringers.

B




October 2022

DayDateTimeVenueEvent
Saturday102.30pm to 4.30pm Sedbergh, St Andrew (SD657921)

Branch Ringing Meeting

Ringing meeting for the Furness & South Lakeland Branch, of the Lancashire Association of Change Ringers.

B