Exeter, Cathedral Church of S Peter

Tower Details
DedicationCathedral Church of S Peter
Tenor weight (cwt)72-2-2
Online DoveEXETER
Ringing Times
Sunday following the third Saturday only. Quarter peals by arrangement on other Sundays.
PracticeMonday 19:00 and Saturday 17:30

Practices take place on the first, second & fifth Mondays of the month. These are for experienced 12-bell ringers only.

A practice is held on the third Saturday at which visitors are welcome to watch or to ring although a minimum ringing experience of 1 year is required. Please contact the Ringing Master or Secretary if you are coming.

For all ringing the door is locked 20 mins after the advertised start time.
PostcodeEX1 1HS
Grid ReferenceSX920925
Lat, Long50.72239, -3.53002
Contact Details
NameMatthew Hilling (Ringing Master)
NameClare Griffiths (Secretary)

Further Information

If you wish to book the bells at Exeter Cathedral for your band, they are most easily available on the second Sunday of a month for 90 minutes up to the 16:00 service (the bells need to be raised and lowered). Bookings normally have to be made at least a couple of months in advance. Please apply in writing to the Secretary stating the capabilities and experience of your band. All visiting teams must be experienced at ringing on 12 bells and with bells of this weight.

Peals are allocated by a draw held at the beginning of September. Please apply in writing to the Secretary with details of likely method and band. Five peals a year are permitted, with one allocated to the local band. The peal dates are fixed into the Cathedral diary and cannot be changed. All peals start at 11:00 and must finish by 16:00.

General ringing is on the third Saturday at 17:30 - 19:30. Please check first if you are coming any distance as one or two bookings are occasionally cancelled or moved.

There are other practices and service ringing which experienced 12-bell method ringers are welcome to attend. Please contact the Ringing Master for further details.

If you would like to hear what the bells sound like, please download this soundclip of a few rounds on the twelve.

Further details of Exeter Cathedral are available from the Exeter Cathedral website. This includes pictures of the bells and their inscriptions, and a picture of the ringers. Information is also available from The Rings of Twelve website including details of the bells and their history and an additional sound clip.