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


Saturday, 30th September 2023
St Michael and All Angels (transferred)
following the 5.00 pm Evensong


Saturday, 7th October 2023
The Judges’ Service
Following the 11.00 am service

Friday, 13th October 2023
The Translation of St Edward the Confessor
following the 10.30 am Sung Eucharist

Sunday, 15th October 2023
750th anniversary of the Dedication of Westminster Abbey
before and after the noon service

Wednesday, 18th October 2023
St Luke’s Day
Following the 5:00 pm Evensong

Friday, 20th October 2023
Dedication of Westminster Abbey
following the 10.30 am Sung Eucharist

Friday, 20th October 2023
Evensong attended by The Lord Mayor of Westminster
following the 3.00 pm Evensong


Wednesday, 1st November 2023
All Saints’ Day
following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist

Saturday, 4th November 2023
All Souls’ Day (transferred)
following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist, half-muffled

Friday, 10th November 2023
Remembrance Sunday
after the service at the Cenotaph, half-muffled

Tuesday, 14th November 2023
Birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales
From 1.00 pm

Friday, 17th November 2023
Foundation Day (Anniversary of the Accession of Queen Elizabeth I, 1558)
From 12.30 pm

Monday, 20th November 2023
72nd Wedding Anniversary of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
From 1.00 pm

Thursday, 30th November 2023
St Andrew’s Day
following the 3.00 pm


Monday, 25th December 2023
Christmas Day
following the 10.30 am Sung Eucharist

Wednesday, 27th December 2023
St John's Day
Following the 5.00 pm Evensong


Monday, 1st January 2024
New Year’s Day
From 1.00 pm

Saturday, 6th January 2024
The Epiphany of Our Lord
Following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist

Tuesday, 9th January 2024
Birthday of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
From 1.00 pm

Thursday, 25th January 2024
The Conversion of St Paul
Following the 3.00 pm Evensong


Friday, 2nd February 2024
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple
Following the 11.15 am Sung Eucharist

Tuesday, 6th February 2024
Accession Day
From 1.00 pm

Monday, 19th February 2024
Birthday of HRH The Duke of York
from 1.00 pm


Saturday, 2nd March 2024
St David’s Day (transferred)
Following the 5.00 pm Evensong

Sunday, 10th March 2024
Birthday of HRH The Earl of Wessex
From 1.00 pm

Monday, 11th March 2024
Commonwealth Day
Before and after 3.15 pm Observance

Sunday, 17th March 2024
St Patrick’s Day
Following the 5.00 pm Evensong