Wellington Bell Ringing


Welcome to Wellington Bell Ringing
Registration for the 2019 Festival will open early 2019.

Wellington bell ringing is organised by the Wellington Combined Society of Bell Ringers. Full circle english change ringing takes place at at Wellington Cathedral (12+2), Old St Paul's (5) and on The John David Mini Ring (6). There is a further ring of bells at St Peter's (8) that are chimed: they are hung for full circle ringing but are unringable.

More details about each of the rings mentioned are provided on the Towers page.

Visiting ringers are welcome to the Cathedral for Sunday service ringing (9.00-10am) and for Tuesday night practice (7.30pm to 9.00pm). Sunday evening ringing (4-5pm) is normally a quarter peal attempt. If you would like to be included in a quarter, please contact us well in advance of your visit, indicating what methods you ring. Please see the Visiting Ringers page for more information. There is no regular practice at Old St Paul's, but we try to give visitors the opportunity to ring there after Cathedral Sunday morning ringing. We will also try to give visitors an opportunity to ring on The John David Mini Ring.

Wellington ringers also have several sets of handbells available for their use, some of which are of historical significance. We have several keen handbells ringers. They would be happy to ring with visiting handbell ringers. The sets are described on the Handbells page.

If you would like to learn to ring either tower bells, handbells or both, please get in touch with one of the Cathedral contacts. You will be very welcome.