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The Collegiate Church of the St. Peter at Westminster
Westminster Abbey has had bells since 1220 and bells in use today include one 13th century and two 16th century bells. The Westminster Abbey Company of Ringers provides ringing at the Abbey for major church festivals, Royal and civic events. The half-muffled Abbey bells were included in the worldwide broadcast of the funeral service for Diana, Princess of Wales. Change ringing, or the art of campanology, began in England 400 years ago. Bells are turned full circle with a wheel attached and a rope to the ringer below. The changes produce a rhythmical and flowing effect.
Standing as it does between Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, and commonly called