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Bell ringing days

The Abbey bells can usually be heard before services and in celebration of church festivals and royal occasions.

Following the latest guidelines from the Church of England and the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers, ringing at the Abbey by our volunteer bell ringers is currently suspended during the coronavirus outbreak.

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


Friday, 1st January 2021
New Year’s Day
From 1.00 pm

Wednesday, 6th January 2021
The Epiphany of Our Lord
Following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist

Saturday, 9th January 2021
Birthday of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
From 1.00 pm

Monday, 25th January 2021
The Conversion of St Paul
Following the 3.00 pm Evensong


Tuesday, 2nd February 2021
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple
Following the 11.15 am Sung Eucharist

Saturday, 6th February 2021
Accession Day
From 1.00 pm

Friday, 19th February 2021
Birthday of HRH The Duke of York
from 1.00 pm


Tuesday, 2nd March 2021
St David’s Day (transferred)
Following the 5.00 pm Evensong

Tuesday, 9th March 2021
Commonwealth Day
Before and after 3.00 pm Observance

Wednesday, 10th March 2021
Birthday of HRH The Earl of Wessex
From 1.00 pm

Wednesday, 17th March 2021
St Patrick’s Day
Following the 5.00 pm Evensong

You are surrounded by history at the Abbey, not like a museum where it’s just displayed, but here you are standing where history has happened.

Gerlinde - Abbey Marshal

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