A veritable feast of bells is taking place at 12th Century St. James' Church in Bishampton. The six 300 year old bells will be rung on both days with two ringing associations performing, St. Bartholomews and the Southern Branch on the Saturday with Harvington Handbells in between. When the bells are not being rung we hope to be offering trips up the Bell Tower. On Sunday the Southern Branch and Cathedral Band will be performing. Visitors will be able to try out their knowledge on a campanology quiz with prizes from the Whiting Society of Ringers, peruse the craft fayre or join in a raffle, while children can try to win the Arts and Craft prize on the theme of 'Bells'.
Free entry to the church on both Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 November.
A candlelit talk by author and campanologist, Chris Pickford 'Let the Steeple Bells be Swungen' will take place at 7.30pm, Saturday 4th November. Ticket £10 with mulled wine and sweetmeats; and a Sunday lunchtime talk at 1pm on Sunday 5th November7 by Worcester Cathedral Bell Master, Mark Regan on 'The Folklore and Traditions of Worcestershire Bells'. Ticket £10 - a discounted rate of £15 is available if attending both performances. Tickets available from Bishampton Village Stores or from a member of the Parochial Church Council.
If you would like to know more about this weekend or obtain tickets, please contact our church warden, Victoria Poole her email is firstname.lastname@example.org, 01386 462234, 07511025609 or Delia Harding 01386 462308
Church Located at OS Ref. SO990518; Lat/Lon 52.16474; -2.01588; WR10 2FA
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The festival is open 11 - 6 Sat and 11 - 5 Sunday, and there's a service 9.30 - 10.30 Sunday
Special Bell Ringing Will Take Place
Saturday 4 November 11am - 1pm St Bartholomews Band 2pm - 4pm Southern Branch Ringers Sunday 5 November 11am - 1pm Southern Branch Ringers 2pm - 5pm Worcester Cathedral Band
Document updated 28-SEP-2017