Bell Ringing

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Bell Ringing

Throughout the course of both the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the bells of St Paul's Cathedral were rung on a number of occasions.

On Friday 27 July, St Paul's joined All The Bells, a project which saw thousands of bells all across the UK rung as quickly as possible for three minutes from 8.12am - 8.15am. St Paul's rang its Service Bell, affectionately known as the 'banger' because of the non-perfect sound it makes due to a crack.
 
On Saturday 28 July, there was a full four-hour peal to celebrate the opening of the Games the previous day. This was part of the Trinity of Reflection and similar peals were rung simultaneously at Westminster Abbey and Southwark Cathedral.
 
During the women's marathon on Sunday 5 and the men's marathon on Sunday 12 August, there were also full peals. The peal during the women's marathon was the first time there had ever been a peal rung by an all-female team at St Paul's.
 
On Sunday 9 September, there was also a full peal to mark the Paralympic marathons.


More information on the bells of St Paul's Cathedral
More information on the St Paul's Cathedral Guild of Ringers


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