Official protocol regarding ringing following the death of Her Majesty the Queen

This guidance sets out the how bell ringing plays its part throughout the process and has been formulated in consultation with The Royal Household and Lambeth Palace.

The Royal Household have advised that bells may be rung or tolled for one hour at 12.00 on Friday 9 September 2022.

As with most national/international bell ringing requests, local arrangements with church, council and public plans should be consulted and ringing should take place whenever is most appropriate for a local arrangement. It is recommended that bell ringers liaise with their church authorities when planning their ringing.

Bells should be rung half or fully muffled depending on how many muffles you have. If you have enough muffles it would be appropriate to ring fully muffled with the tenor backstroke open.