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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Abbey is no longer open for public worship, general visiting or private prayer. Meanwhile, the community of Abbey clergy, privately and following guidance given, will sustain the worship of a building that has been a witness to God’s grace and glory for over a thousand years.

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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


Tuesday, 2nd June 2020
Coronation Day
from 1.00 pm

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

Thursday, 11th June 2020
Corpus Christi
following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist

Saturday, 13th June 2020
The Sovereign’s Official Birthday
From noon

Sunday, 21st June 2020
Birthday of HRH The Duke of Cambridge
From 12.30 pm

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

Monday, 29th June 2020
St Peter's Day
following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist


Sunday, 5th 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

Wednesday, 22nd July 2020
Birthday of HRH Prince George of Cambridge
from 1.00 pm


Friday, 14th August 2020
Eve of the Blessed Virgin Mary
following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist

Saturday, 15th August 2020
Birthday of HRH The Princess Royal
from 12.30 pm


Sunday, 20th September 2020
Anniversary of the Battle of Britain
Following the 11.00 am service

Monday, 21st September 2020
St Matthew’s Day
following the 3.00 pm Evensong

Wednesday, 30th September 2020
St Michael and All Angels (transferred)
following the 5.00 pm Evensong

It’s a privilege to live and work here – the Abbey really is the heart of the country and its history.

Martin - The Dean’s Verger

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