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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


Monday, 30th September 2019
St Michael and All Angels (transferred)
following the 5.00 pm Evensong


Monday, 7th October 2019
The Judges’ Service
Following the 11.00 am service

Sunday, 13th October 2019
The Translation of St Edward the Confessor
following the 10.30 am Sung Eucharist

Tuesday, 15th October 2019
750th anniversary of the Dedication of Westminster Abbey
before and after the noon service

Friday, 18th October 2019
St Luke’s Day
Following the 5:00 pm Evensong

Sunday, 20th October 2019
Dedication of Westminster Abbey
following the 10.30 am Sung Eucharist

Sunday, 20th October 2019
Evensong attended by The Lord Mayor of Westminster
following the 3.00 pm Evensong


Friday, 1st November 2019
All Saints’ Day
following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist

Monday, 4th November 2019
All Souls’ Day (transferred)
following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist, half-muffled

Sunday, 10th November 2019
Remembrance Sunday
after the service at the Cenotaph, half-muffled

Thursday, 14th November 2019
Birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales
From 1.00 pm

Sunday, 17th November 2019
Foundation Day (Anniversary of the Accession of Queen Elizabeth I, 1558)
From 12.30 pm

Wednesday, 20th November 2019
72nd Wedding Anniversary of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
From 1.00 pm

Saturday, 30th November 2019
St Andrew’s Day
following the 3.00 pm


Wednesday, 25th December 2019
Christmas Day
following the 10.30 am Sung Eucharist

Friday, 27th December 2019
St John's Day
Following the 5.00 pm Evensong


Wednesday, 1st January 2020
New Year’s Day
From 1.00 pm

Monday, 6th January 2020
The Epiphany of Our Lord
Following the 11.15 am Sung Eucharist

Thursday, 9th January 2020
Birthday of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
From 1.00 pm

Saturday, 25th January 2020
The Conversion of St Paul
Following the 5.00 pm Evensong


Saturday, 1st February 2020
Eve of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple
following the 5.00 pm 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


Sunday, 1st March 2020
St David’s Day
Following the 5.00 pm Evensong

Tuesday, 10th March 2020
Birthday of HRH The Earl of Wessex
From 12.30 pm

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

Wednesday, 18th March 2020
St Patrick’s Day (transferred)
Following the 5.00 pm Evensong

I’ve worked here for over thirty years and have seen many of the major services - it’s strange to realise that you are in a small way part of history.


Pamela - Rector's Secretary

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