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

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

Sunday, 20th November 2022
72nd Wedding Anniversary of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
From 1.00 pm

Wednesday, 30th November 2022
St Andrew’s Day
following the 3.00 pm

December

Sunday, 25th December 2022
Christmas Day
following the 10.30 am Sung Eucharist

Tuesday, 27th December 2022
St John's Day
Following the 5.00 pm Evensong

January

Sunday, 1st January 2023
New Year’s Day
From 1.00 pm

Friday, 6th January 2023
The Epiphany of Our Lord
Following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist

Monday, 9th January 2023
Birthday of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
From 1.00 pm

Wednesday, 25th January 2023
The Conversion of St Paul
Following the 3.00 pm Evensong

February

Thursday, 2nd February 2023
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple
Following the 11.15 am Sung Eucharist

Monday, 6th February 2023
Accession Day
From 1.00 pm

Sunday, 19th February 2023
Birthday of HRH The Duke of York
from 1.00 pm

March

Thursday, 2nd March 2023
St David’s Day (transferred)
Following the 5.00 pm Evensong

Friday, 10th March 2023
Birthday of HRH The Earl of Wessex
From 1.00 pm

Saturday, 11th March 2023
Commonwealth Day
Before and after 3.15 pm Observance

Friday, 17th March 2023
St Patrick’s Day
Following the 5.00 pm Evensong

Saturday, 25th March 2023
The Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary
following the 5.00 pm Sung Eucharist