Bell ringing days

The Abbey bells can usually be heard before services and in celebration of church festivals and royal occasions.

See the Abbey bells page for a history of bell ringing at Westminster Abbey.

Bells in the bell chamber of Westminster Abbey

 

Bell ringing calendar

June

Saturday, 15th June 2024
Official Birthday of His Majesty The King
the bells of Westminster Abbey will be rung from noon

Friday, 21st June 2024
The Birthday of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
the bells of Westminster Abbey are rung from 1.00 pm

Friday, 28th June 2024
Eve of St Peter, apostle, martyr, and patron of Westminster Abbey
the Abbey bells will be rung from about 6.00 pm following the Sung Eucharist

July

Saturday, 6th July 2024
Wedding
the bells of St Margaret's church will be rung at about 2.45 pm following a wedding

Sunday, 7th July 2024
Civic Sunday
the bells of Westminster Abbey are rung at about noon following Civic Matins

Wednesday, 17th July 2024
The Birthday of HM Queen Camilla
the bells of Westminster Abbey are rung from 2.30 pm

Saturday, 20th July 2024
St Margaret of Antioch
the bells of St Margaret's Church are rung following Evensong at about 5.45 pm

Saturday, 20th July 2024
Wedding
the bells of St Margaret's church will be rung at about 2.45 pm following a wedding

Saturday, 27th July 2024
Wedding
the bells of St Margaret's church will be rung at about 2.45 pm following a wedding

August

Thursday, 15th August 2024
The Blessed Virgin Mary
the Abbey bells will be rung at about 6.00 pm following the Sung Eucharist

September

Sunday, 8th September 2024
The Accession of His Majesty The King
the bells of Westminster Abbey are rung from 12.30 pm, marking the second anniversary of the Accession of His Majesty The King

Saturday, 21st September 2024
St Matthew’s Day
the Abbey bells will be rung from noon

Monday, 30th September 2024
St Michael and All Angels
the Abbey bells will be rung at about 6.00 pm for St Michael and All Angels, transferred from 29 September

October

Tuesday, 1st October 2024
The Judges' Service
the bells of Westminster Abbey are rung at about 12.30 pm following the annual service

Friday, 4th October 2024
The Lord Speaker's Birthday
the bells of St Margaret's Church are rung from 1.00 pm to mark the birthday of The Right Honourable The Lord McFall of Alcluith PC, Lord Speaker

Sunday, 13th October 2024
The Translation of St Edward the Confessor
the Abbey bells are rung following the Sung Eucharist at about 12.30 pm

Sunday, 20th October 2024
The Dedication of Westminster Abbey, 1269
the bells of Westminster Abbey are rung at about 4.00 pm, following Evensong

Monday, 21st October 2024
St Luke the Evangelist
the Abbey bells are rung for St Luke's Day (transferred from 18 October) following Evensong at about 5.45 pm

November

Friday, 1st November 2024
All Saints' Day
the Abbey bells are rung at about 6.00 pm following the Sung Eucharist

Saturday, 2nd November 2024
The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed
the Abbey bells are rung half-muffled following the Sung Eucharist at about 6.00 pm to mark All Souls' Day

Thursday, 7th November 2024
The Opening of the Field of Remembrance
the bells of St Margaret's church are rung half-muffled following the ceremony at about noon

Sunday, 10th November 2024
Remembrance Sunday
the Abbey bells will be rung half-muffled from noon

Thursday, 14th November 2024
The Birthday of His Majesty The King
the bells of Westminster Abbey are rung from 1.00 pm

Saturday, 30th November 2024
St Andrew's Day
the Abbey bells are rung from noon