Wellington Bell Ringing

Visiting Ringers

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; there will be a notice at the foot of the lift indicating the Ringing Chamber is closed. 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 image below.

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

For practice night we often add Stedman Triples, Little Bob Major and Spliced Surprise Minor and Major to the list of Sunday methods. Do not let this list put you off visiting: if you can ring rounds competently you are welcome and we will ensure you get a ring.

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