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

March

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

Monday, 25th March 2024
The Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary
following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist

April

Friday, 12th April 2024
Easter Day
following the 10.30 am Sung Eucharist

Thursday, 18th April 2024
Royal School of Church Music Festival
Following the 3.00 pm Evensong

Sunday, 21st April 2024
Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen
From 1.00 pm

Tuesday, 23rd April 2024
St George’s Day
Following the 5.00 pm Evensong

Tuesday, 23rd April 2024
Birthday of Prince Louis of Cambridge
Subsumed into St George's Day ringing

Thursday, 25th April 2024
ANZAC Day
following the noon service

Thursday, 25th April 2024
St Mark’s Day
subsumed into ANZAC Day ringing

May

Thursday, 2nd May 2024
Birthday of HRH Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
From 1.00 pm

Wednesday, 8th May 2024
75th Anniversary of VE Day

Wednesday, 15th May 2024
Florence Nightingale
following the noon service

Friday, 17th May 2024
Centenary of women in policing
following the noon service

Monday, 20th May 2024
Charter Day
from 1.00 pm

Thursday, 23rd May 2024
Westminster Hospital
following the noon service

Thursday, 30th May 2024
Ascension Day
following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist

June

Sunday, 2nd June 2024
Coronation Day
from 12.30 pm

Saturday, 8th June 2024
The Sovereign’s Official Birthday
From noon

Sunday, 9th June 2024
Day of Pentecost
following the 10.30 am Sung Eucharist

Monday, 10th June 2024
Birthday of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
from 1.00 pm

Thursday, 20th June 2024
Corpus Christi
following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist

Friday, 21st June 2024
Birthday of HRH The Duke of Cambridge
From 1.00 pm

Monday, 24th June 2024
The Birth of St John the Baptist
Following the 5.00 pm Evensong

Friday, 28th June 2024
Eve of St Peter's Day
following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist

July

Wednesday, 3rd July 2024
Election Day, Westminster School
From 11.00 am

Sunday, 7th July 2024
Civic Sunday 
Following the 11.00 am Matins

Wednesday, 17th July 2024
Birthday of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall
From 1.00 pm

Monday, 22nd July 2024
Birthday of Prince George of Cambridge
from 1.00 pm

August

Thursday, 15th August 2024
Blessed Virgin Mary
following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist

Thursday, 15th August 2024
Birthday of HRH The Princess Royal
subsumed into ringing for the Blessed Virgin Mary