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

Tuesday, 28th June 2022
Service of Thanksgiving for The Lord Judd
The bells of St Margaret's Church will be rung at about 1.00 pm following the Service of Thanksgiving for The Lord Judd

Wednesday, 29th June 2022
St Peter, apostle, martyr, and patron of Westminster Abbey
following the Sung Eucharist at about 6.00 pm

July

Sunday, 3rd July 2022
Civic Sunday
the Abbey bells are rung at about noon, following Matins attended by The Lord Mayor of Westminster in civic state

Wednesday, 6th July 2022
Westminster School Election Day
the bells of Westminster Abbey are rung from 11.00 am

Saturday, 9th July 2022
Wedding
the bells of St Margaret's Church will be rung at about 3.00 pm following the wedding

Wednesday, 20th July 2022
St Margaret of Antioch
the bells of St Margaret's Church are rung for its patronal festival following Evensong at about 5.45 pm

October

Monday, 3rd October 2022
The Judges' Service
following the service at about noon

Tuesday, 4th October 2022
The Lord Speaker's Birthday
the bells of St Margaret's Church are rung from 1.00 pm

Saturday, 8th October 2022
The fiftieth anniversary of the Prayer Book Society
following the special service at about 1.00 pm

Thursday, 13th October 2022
The Translation of St Edward the Confessor
a full peal is rung from 1.00 pm, and following the Sung Eucharist at about 6.00 pm

Sunday, 16th October 2022
The Dedication of Westminster Abbey, 1269
following Evensong at about 4.00 pm

November

Tuesday, 1st November 2022
All Saints' Day
following the Sung Eucharist at about 6.00 pm

Wednesday, 2nd November 2022
The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls' Day)
the bells are rung half-muffled following the Sung Eucharist at about 6.00 pm

Thursday, 10th November 2022
The Opening of the Field of Remembrance
The bells of St Margaret's church are rung half-muffled following the ceremony at about noon

Wednesday, 23rd November 2022
The Festival of St Cecilia
the bells of Westminster Abbey are rung at about noon following the festival service