Bishampton Bell Ringing Festival Weekend
4-5th November 2017

Programme for the Weekend

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.

Bell Ringing Talks

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 victoria@poolephillips.co.uk, 01386 462234, 07511025609 or Delia Harding 01386 462308

Lesley Miller
(Publicity)

Church Located at OS Ref. SO990518; Lat/Lon 52.16474; -2.01588; WR10 2FA
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Event Timings

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