Ring for the King

Thursday 23 March 2023

Throughout the country, plans are being made to Ring for the King at the Coronation of King Charles III on 6 May 2023.

For hundreds of years, church bells have rung out to call communities to worship and celebrate special occasions, in remembrance of others and to signify special events. They are part of the soundscape of the UK. In June 2022, we all celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee with the sound of bells. Bells also rang out with a muffled sound throughout the nation as a mark of respect for her passing in September 2022.

Following the announcement of King Charles’ Coronation, the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers initiated an appeal to recruit more ringers to be trained in time to Ring for the King.

Want to learn to ring?

If you’re interested in learning to ring, find out more about what it takes to learn to ring.

Are you already a bell ringer?

If you want to help out at a tower near you, contact your local guild and association, who will be able to help.