Bell Ringing Schedule

Planned Bell Ringing at Newcastle Cathedral in 2019

Bell ringing occurs every Sunday throughout the year at the following times:

9:00am to 10:00am for Morning Eucharist

2:45pm to 4:00pm for Choral Evensong

Occasionally these times are subject to change, depending on the liturgical calendar and, for example, whether any special events or wedding bookings request bell ringing. Newcastle Cathedral will always endeavour to publish any changes as soon as possible.

Additionally, bell ringing practice occurs every Tuesday evening throughout the year from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. On the 3rd Tuesday of the month the practice is from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. There is no bell ringing practice in Holy Week with the exception in the table below as a mark of solidarity following the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral.

For details of additional bell ringing occurring during the remainder of 2019 falling outside of the aforementioned times above, please see table below:

Date Time Hours Reason for ringing
Thu 18th Apr 6:23pm-6:30pm 7 mins A mark of solidarity following the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral
Tue 23rd Apr 10:30am-2:00pm 3.5 hrs St George’s Day
Tue 22nd May or Wed 23rd May TBC 10:30am-11:30am 1 hr Lord Mayor’s Day
Mon 27th May 2:00pm-6:00pm 4 hrs Bank Holiday peal
Thu 6th Jun TBC 1 hr 75th Anniversary of D-Day
Sat 8th Jun 10:30am-11:30am 1 hr Her Majesty The Queen’s official birthday
Sun 9th Jun TBC 1 hr Blaydon Race (before start)
Sat 30th Jun TBC 1 hr Ordination Service for Deacons and Canons (before start)
Sat 27th Jul 10:30am-2:30pm 4 hrs Peal by elderly London ringers
Sat 24th Aug 10:30am-2:30pm 4 hrs Peal by Around Ringers
Sat 21st Sep 10:30am-2:30pm 4 hrs Peal by Ancient Society College Youths
Thu 14th Nov 10:30am-11:30am 1 hr HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales birthday
Sat 16th Nov 10:30am-2:30pm 4 hrs Peal by Society of Royal Cumberland Youths
Sat 7th Dec TBC 4 hrs Peal for the Patronal Festival
Tue 24th Dec 5:00pm-6:00pm 1 hr Ringing prior to A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Wed 25th Dec 9:00am-10:00am 1 hr Ringing prior to Festal Eucharist for Christmas Day