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

December

Saturday, 17th December 2022
Wedding
The bells of St Margaret's Church will be rung at about 4.00 pm following a wedding.

Sunday, 25th December 2022
Christmas Day
The bells of Westminster are rung at about 11.45 am, following the Sung Eucharist of Christmas Day

January

Friday, 6th January 2023
The Epiphany of Our Lord
the Abbey bells are rung following the Sung Eucharist at about 6.00 pm

Monday, 9th January 2023
The Birthday of Catherine, Princess of Wales
the bells of Westminster Abbey are rung from 1.00 pm

February

Thursday, 2nd February 2023
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas)
following the Sung Eucharist at about 6.00 pm

March

Monday, 13th March 2023
Commonwealth Day
the Abbey bells are rung following the Commonwealth Day Observance at about 4.00 pm

Saturday, 25th March 2023
The Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary
the Abbey bells are rung at noon

April

Sunday, 9th April 2023
Easter Day
following the Sung Eucharist at about 11.45 am

Tuesday, 25th April 2023
Anzac Day
the Abbey bells are rung following the Anzac Day service at about 1.00 pm

May

Friday, 12th May 2023
Florence Nightingale
the bells of Westminster Abbey are rung at about 7.30 pm following the Florence Nightingale service

Thursday, 18th May 2023
Ascension Day
the Abbey bells are rung following the Sung Eucharist at about 6.00 pm

Friday, 19th May 2023
Election of The Lord Mayor of Westminster
the bells of Westminster Abbey will be rung at 1.00 pm to mark the election of the new Lord Mayor of Westminster

Sunday, 21st May 2023
Charter Day, 1560
the Abbey bells are rung from noon

June

Monday, 5th June 2023
The Day of Pentecost
the Abbey bells are rung at about 12.30 pm following the Sung Eucharist