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Durham Cathedral's bells are a demanding ring of ten, but the effects are glorious!

The sound of the bells pealing out from the 200 foot tower, echoing around the river and across the valley, is truly wonderful.

Who rings the bells?

The Durham Cathedral Guild of Bellringers is the organisation responsible for ringing the bells in Durham Cathedral.

Some members are very experienced and others less so. New members are always welcome with or without experience. Training can be given. The Guild is always keen to welcome visiting bell ringers.

 

When does bell-ringing take place?

Practices take place on Thursday evenings 7.30pm - 9pm

Service ringing is on Sundays:

  • 9.15am - 10am before Matins
  • 2.30pm - 3.30pm before Evensong

Interested?

Please see the Durham Bell Ringers website for more information.

Open Belfry in October

The belfry is open to the public on the last Saturday in October from 1.30pm - 4pm. You can visit the ringing chamber, the belfry and to see demonstrations.

Ringing the changes over the centuries

Find out more about the musical heartbeat of the Cathedral.

More about our Cathedral bells