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