The Bells of Worcester Cathedral†

The tower contains a ring of 12 bells, four semitone bells and a bourdon bell. Their total weight is over 16 tonnes. 15 of the ringing bells were cast in 1928 by John Taylor & Co of Loughborough. A new bell, cast by the Westley Group, was added in 2018. The bourdon bell was cast in 1869 and retuned in 1928.

The bells are rung before every Sunday morning Eucharist and on Christmas Day between 0930 and 1030. We practise on most Monday evenings between 1830 and 2115. The bells are rung for many other services and special Church and Civic occasions.

The Worcester Cathedral Guild of Bellringers is internationally recognised for its work. The first purpose-built Teaching Centre in the world was installed in the tower in 2008. Eight dumbbells, linked to tablets, run sophisticated bellringing software, providing a perfect teaching environment.

We welcome ringing and non-ringing visitors on Sundays and Mondays. Please make contact via the link below so we can plan your visit.

For more information please look at: http://worcesterbells.co.uk

Peals in 2019

Special four peals are rung very year to mark Church or Civic events. The team of ringers will perform over 5000 changes without stopping. These performances require tremendous concentration, stamina and teamwork and last about four hours.

Saturday 10 August, 10.00 to 14.00 for the opening of the City of Worcester Festival

Saturday 7 September, 10.00 to 14.00, for the anniversary of the last battle of the English Civil War

Saturday 5 October. 1000 to 1400, for the Friends of Worcester Cathedral

Sunday 10 November, 11.15 to 15.15, for Remembrance, on the half-muffled minor ten

Saturday 30 November, 10.00 to 14.00 for Advent and the Victorian Fayre

Sunday 22 December, 12.00 to 16.00 for Christmas

Tuesday 31 December, 17.00 to 21.00 to mark the end of 2019, half-muffled on the minor ten

Young bellringers compete in a national contest. Click here to read article.

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