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

October

Friday, 1st October 2021
The Judges’ Service
following the 11.30 am service

Tuesday, 12th October 2021
The Royal British Legion Centenary Service
following the service at about noon.

Wednesday, 13th October 2021
The Translation of St Edward the Confessor
full peal from 1.00 pm, and following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist

Sunday, 17th October 2021
The Dedication of Westminster Abbey
following the 3.00 pm Evensong.

November

Monday, 1st November 2021
All Saints’ Day
following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist.

Tuesday, 9th November 2021
The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Current Ring of Bells
following Evensong.

Sunday, 14th November 2021
Remembrance Sunday
following the 3.00 pm Evensong, half-muffled.

Sunday, 14th November 2021
The Birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales
from 1.00 pm.

Tuesday, 16th November 2021
The Inauguration of the General Synod
following the 10.45 am service.

December

Saturday, 25th December 2021
Christmas Day
following the 10.30 am Sung Eucharist.

January

Saturday, 1st January 2022
New Year’s Day
From 1.00 pm

Thursday, 6th January 2022
The Epiphany of Our Lord
Following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist

Tuesday, 25th January 2022
The Conversion of St Paul
Following the 3.00 pm Evensong

February

Wednesday, 2nd February 2022
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple
Following the 11.15 am Sung Eucharist

Sunday, 6th February 2022
Accession Day
From 1.00 pm

March

Wednesday, 2nd March 2022
St David’s Day (transferred)
Following the 5.00 pm Evensong

Wednesday, 9th March 2022
Commonwealth Day
Before and after 3.00 pm Observance

Thursday, 17th March 2022
St Patrick’s Day
Following the 5.00 pm Evensong