York Minster's bell ringers to mark Remembrance Sunday with peal of 1914 changes

York Minster’s bells will be rung in a special act of Remembrance on the afternoon of Sunday 9th November 2014.

The Minster’s bells will be rung half-muffled in a solemn act of Remembrance to mark the centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War. 

The heaviest 10 bells of the peal hung in the south-west tower will be rung 1914 times in different permutations or “rows”, with alternate rows being muffled.  This will produce the effect of a soft echo which will transform the normally joyous sound of the bells into one of solemn mourning.

The peal will commence at 2.15pm and will take approximately one and half hours to complete. The ten bell ringers taking part are all members the York Minster Society of Change Ringers.

For further details, please visit www.yorkminster.org. For information about the York Minster Society of Change Ringers go to: www.yorkminsterbells.org.uk.


For further media information or photographs, please contact:

Sharon Atkinson

Director of Communications

York Minster

Tel:        01904 557428  Email:   sharona@yorkminster.org