Current Ringing Arrangements

During the period of mourning, bells should remain muffled or half muffled, and should only be rung open after discussion with the incumbent. Most towers are restricted additional ringing, but maintaining usual practices and other service ringing. Ringing open for weddings is at the discretion of the incumbent. 

Ringing on the day of the Funeral

On Monday, bells should either be tolled or remain half or fully muffled and rung for the hour immediately prior to the time of the Funeral Service (i.e. 10am to 11am) or at an alternative appropriate time with the agreement of the incumbent. Many towers are planning to leave a single bell ringing for the last 10 minutes or so in order to release those who wish to watch the service from the start.

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