Skip to main content

Bell ringing days

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

Following the latest guidelines from the Church of England and the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers, ringing at the Abbey by our volunteer bell ringers is currently suspended during the coronavirus outbreak.

See below for a list of upcoming bell ringing days, or Abbey bells for a history of bell ringing at Westminster Abbey.

Bells in the bell chamber of Westminster Abbey

 

Bell ringing calendar

January

Friday, 1st January 2021
New Year’s Day
From 1.00 pm

Wednesday, 6th January 2021
The Epiphany of Our Lord
Following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist

Saturday, 9th January 2021
Birthday of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
From 1.00 pm

Monday, 25th January 2021
The Conversion of St Paul
Following the 3.00 pm Evensong

February

Tuesday, 2nd February 2021
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple
Following the 11.15 am Sung Eucharist

Saturday, 6th February 2021
Accession Day
From 1.00 pm

Friday, 19th February 2021
Birthday of HRH The Duke of York
from 1.00 pm

March

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021
St David’s Day (transferred)
Following the 5.00 pm Evensong

Tuesday, 9th March 2021
Commonwealth Day
Before and after 3.00 pm Observance

Wednesday, 10th March 2021
Birthday of HRH The Earl of Wessex
From 1.00 pm

Wednesday, 17th March 2021
St Patrick’s Day
Following the 5.00 pm Evensong

At different times of the day, or in different seasons, the light falling in the Abbey will light up something that you have walked past a million times and never seen before.

Vanessa, Head of Conservation

Twitter logo Tweet this