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Bell Ringing

Bells have been rung at the Abbey for hundreds of years, since before the 16th century, and we are proud to carry on this tradition today. We are very fond of our bells, of which there are ten in total, and these continue to be rung regularly for services, weddings, and other momentous occasions, often celebratory, as well as sometimes sad. These range from celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen to the anniversary of the Bath Chronicle, our local newspaper.

How to join us

Due to the current building works at the Abbey, our friendly and enthusiastic group of Abbey Ringers meet outside the main public entrance to the Abbey ten minutes before Sunday service ringing is due to start and outside the Abbey Shop door before Monday evening practices. Visiting ringers are always very welcome to come and join us for service ringing on Sundays and Monday evening practices. Please click here for ringing times.

We would also welcome any members of the general public who would like to observe the ringing. If you are unable to make it at this time, but are still keen to see the bells and find out how these work, we also offer Tower Tours, which are a great way to go behind-the-scenes of Bath Abbey including the ringing chamber and belfry.

The Abbey Ringers also have an active training program for people wishing to learn change ringing.

Contact

For more information about Bath Abbey Bellringers please email the Tower Master, Matthew Butler on matthew_john_butler@hotmail.com or call the Abbey Office on 01225 422462.