Wellington Combined Society of Bellringers

Visitors

Cathedral ringing times are: Sundays 9-10am and 3-4pm (usually a quarter peal attempt) and Tuesday practice, 7.30-9pm.

We welcome visiting ringers to Wellington Cathedral and to Old St Paul's.

On Sundays you can enter the Cathedral through the main doors at the south end: go along the right hand aisle to the foot of the tower and take the lift to the 3rd floor. If you can ring rounds competently you are welcome and we will ensure you get a ring. We would expect to ring at least Grandsire Triples, Plain Bob Major and Surprise Minor, and quite often Grandsire Caters, Plain Bob Royal and Surprise Major. Sometimes we ring quarter peals on Sunday afternoons. We suggest you check with a Cathedral contact a day or two before your visit to avoid a disappointing journey.

For Tuesday practices at the cathedral, you will need to be at the Bishop's Door about 7.15pm in order to get into the Cathedral. Make yourself known to any of the ringers who arrive. The location of the Bishop's Door is shown on the map below.

You can see the location of the Cathedral (and Old St Paul's) in the city here.

Occasionally the simulator is used on practice night instead of open ringing. The simulator is always used in Holy Week.

Please note that we keep an attendance record, which is private to the WCSB. Your name and home tower will be included.