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


Wednesday, 2nd February 2022
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas)
following the Sung Eucharist at about 6.00 pm

Sunday, 6th February 2022
The Accession of Her Majesty The Queen, 1952
following Evensong at about 4.00 pm


Monday, 14th March 2022
Commonwealth Day
before and after the Commonwealth Day Observance at about 2.30 pm and 3.45 pm


Sunday, 17th April 2022
Easter Day
following the Sung Eucharist at about 12.30 pm


Sunday, 1st May 2022
Civic Sunday
following Matins at about noon

Wednesday, 11th May 2022
Florence Nightingale
following the Florence Nightingale service at about 7.30 pm


Friday, 10th June 2022
The Speaker's Birthday (St Margaret's Church)
from 1.00 pm

Sunday, 12th June 2022
The Sovereign's Official Birthday
following Evensong at about 4.00 pm