Bells to ring our for Saint George’s Day across Banburyshire

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The Oxford Diocesan Guild of bell-ringers will take up their ropes tomorrow (Wednesday) to mark St. George’s day by ringing the bells at churches across Banburyshire.

The Oxford Diocesan Guild of bell ringers covers all parishes in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and continues the tradition of

change ringing which originated in 16th century England and is a unique part of our national heritage, calling people to church on Sunday, celebrating marriages, and marking the passing of the dead.

Bells are also rung in celebration of national events such as VE Day, coronations, royal weddings, jubilees sand saints days.

Saint George was an officer in the Roman army and was martyred as a Christian in the reign of the emperor Diocletian in the third century AD.#

Saint George is one of the most venerated saints in the Catholic, Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, and the Oriental Orthodox churches. He is immortalized in the tale of Saint George and the Dragon and is patron Saint of England.

The guild will ring the bells at the following churches and times:

Cropredy - 6pm

Deddington - 11.30am

Wardington - 6.30pm

Chipping Norton area:

Burford - 6pm

Charlbury - 7.30pm

Shipton-Under-Wychwood - 7.30pm

Taynton - 5.30pm