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

May

Friday, 20th May 2022
Charter Day
from 1.00 pm

Monday, 23rd May 2022
Westminster Hospital
following the noon service

Monday, 30th May 2022
Ascension Day
following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist

June

Thursday, 2nd June 2022
Coronation Day
from 12.30 pm

Wednesday, 8th June 2022
The Sovereign’s Official Birthday
From noon

Thursday, 9th June 2022
Day of Pentecost
following the 10.30 am Sung Eucharist

Friday, 10th June 2022
Birthday of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
from 1.00 pm

Monday, 20th June 2022
Corpus Christi
following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist

Tuesday, 21st June 2022
Birthday of HRH The Duke of Cambridge
From 1.00 pm

Friday, 24th June 2022
The Birth of St John the Baptist
Following the 5.00 pm Evensong

Tuesday, 28th June 2022
Eve of St Peter's Day
following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist

July

Sunday, 3rd July 2022
Election Day, Westminster School
From 11.00 am

Thursday, 7th July 2022
Civic Sunday 
Following the 11.00 am Matins

Sunday, 17th July 2022
Birthday of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall
From 1.00 pm

Friday, 22nd July 2022
Birthday of Prince George of Cambridge
from 1.00 pm

August

Monday, 15th August 2022
Blessed Virgin Mary
following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist

Monday, 15th August 2022
Birthday of HRH The Princess Royal
subsumed into ringing for the Blessed Virgin Mary

September

Thursday, 15th September 2022
Anniversary of the Battle of Britain
Following the 11.00 am service

Wednesday, 21st September 2022
St Matthew’s Day
following the 3.00 pm Evensong

Friday, 30th September 2022
St Michael and All Angels (transferred)
following the 5.00 pm Evensong

October

Friday, 7th October 2022
The Judges’ Service
Following the 11.00 am service

Thursday, 13th October 2022
The Translation of St Edward the Confessor
following the 10.30 am Sung Eucharist

Saturday, 15th October 2022
750th anniversary of the Dedication of Westminster Abbey
before and after the noon service

Tuesday, 18th October 2022
St Luke’s Day
Following the 5:00 pm Evensong

Thursday, 20th October 2022
Dedication of Westminster Abbey
following the 10.30 am Sung Eucharist

Thursday, 20th October 2022
Evensong attended by The Lord Mayor of Westminster
following the 3.00 pm Evensong

November

Tuesday, 1st November 2022
All Saints’ Day
following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist

Friday, 4th November 2022
All Souls’ Day (transferred)
following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist, half-muffled

Thursday, 10th November 2022
Remembrance Sunday
after the service at the Cenotaph, half-muffled

Monday, 14th November 2022
Birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales
From 1.00 pm

Thursday, 17th November 2022
Foundation Day (Anniversary of the Accession of Queen Elizabeth I, 1558)
From 12.30 pm