Wellington Combined Society of Bellringers


The main Wellington Ringing Festival takes place from Friday evening to Monday afternoon over New Zealand's Labour Weekend. Most of the ringing is on the Wellington Cathedral bells, but there are opportunities to ring on the John David Mini Ring and on handbells as well. Ringers of all abilities are welcome to attend. The programme is designed to ensure there are adequate numbers of ringers for each type of activity.

It is a suggested format that is open to change if those attending wish it.
For anyone arriving before or leaving after the main Festival, we can arrange ringing on hand bells and the mini ring.

The Seventeenth Festival takes place from October 22nd to October 25th, 2021. Until the situation with Covid-19 is known the programme can only be outlined in general:

Friday October 22nd
7.00pm - about 9.00pm General Ringing
The John David Mini Ring and hand bells will be available.

Saturday October 23rd
9am to 5pm Ringing on tower bells, handbells and the mini ring.

7pm Festival Dinner (Shepherd's Arms)

Sunday October 24th
9.00 - 10.00am Service Ringing
12.30 - 1.30pm Quarter Peals
1.30 - 2.30pm Quarter Peals
3.00 - 4.00pm Service Ringing

Monday October 25th
9am to 5pm Ringing on tower bells, handbells and the mini ring.

All tower bell ringing, except service ringing at Wellington Cathedral, is on the simulator at Wellington Cathedral.

Morning and Afternoon tea and biscuits will be available free for ringers.

We have several sets of handbells that will be made available thoughout the Festival for those wishing to ring them.

Contact Derek Williams or Ruth Lightbourne