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Bell ringing days

The Abbey bells can be heard every day before services, but they are also rung to mark special occasions.

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

Saturday, 25th January 2020
The Conversion of St Paul
Following the 3.00 pm Evensong

February

Sunday, 2nd February 2020
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple
Following the 11.15 am Sung Eucharist

Thursday, 6th February 2020
Accession Day
From 1.00 pm

Wednesday, 19th February 2020
Birthday of HRH The Duke of York
from 1.00 pm

March

Monday, 2nd March 2020
St David’s Day (transferred)
Following the 5.00 pm Evensong

Tuesday, 10th March 2020
Birthday of HRH The Earl of Wessex
From 1.00 pm

Wednesday, 11th March 2020
Commonwealth Day
Before and after 3.15 pm Observance

Tuesday, 17th March 2020
St Patrick’s Day
Following the 5.00 pm Evensong

Wednesday, 25th March 2020
The Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary
following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist

April

Sunday, 12th April 2020
Easter Day
following the 10.30 am Sung Eucharist

Saturday, 18th April 2020
Royal School of Church Music Festival
Following the 3.00 pm Evensong

Tuesday, 21st April 2020
Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen
From 1.00 pm

Thursday, 23rd April 2020
St George’s Day
Following the 5.00 pm Evensong

Thursday, 23rd April 2020
Birthday of Prince Louis of Cambridge
Subsumed into St George's Day ringing

Saturday, 25th April 2020
ANZAC Day
following the noon service

Saturday, 25th April 2020
St Mark’s Day
subsumed into ANZAC Day ringing

May

Saturday, 2nd May 2020
Birthday of HRH Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
From 1.00 pm

Friday, 8th May 2020
75th Anniversary of VE Day

Friday, 15th May 2020
Florence Nightingale
following the noon service

Sunday, 17th May 2020
Centenary of women in policing
following the noon service

Wednesday, 20th May 2020
Charter Day
from 1.00 pm

Saturday, 23rd May 2020
Westminster Hospital
following the noon service

Saturday, 30th May 2020
Ascension Day
following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist

June

Tuesday, 2nd June 2020
Coronation Day
from 12.30 pm

Monday, 8th June 2020
The Sovereign’s Official Birthday
From noon

Tuesday, 9th June 2020
Day of Pentecost
following the 10.30 am Sung Eucharist

Wednesday, 10th June 2020
Birthday of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
from 1.00 pm

Saturday, 20th June 2020
Corpus Christi
following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist

Sunday, 21st June 2020
Birthday of HRH The Duke of Cambridge
From 1.00 pm

Wednesday, 24th June 2020
The Birth of St John the Baptist
Following the 5.00 pm Evensong

Sunday, 28th June 2020
Eve of St Peter's Day
following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist

July

Friday, 3rd July 2020
Election Day, Westminster School
From 11.00 am

Tuesday, 7th July 2020
Civic Sunday 
Following the 11.00 am Matins

Friday, 17th July 2020
Birthday of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall
From 1.00 pm

The Shrine of St Edward the Confessor is one of the most powerful features of the Abbey. To stand in the presence of a man who is both a saint and a monarch is awe-inspiring.

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The Reverend Christopher Stoltz - Minor Canon

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