Matthew Butler

Matthew Butler

Tower Master - Bath Abbey

Matthew Butler was born in Dorset in 1985 and was brought up in Wimborne Minster. At the age of 18, he began ringing at Wimborne Minster church, being taught initially by Neil and Mary Garrard.

In 2004 he began studying at the University of Bath, and continued learning to ring at St Mary’s Bathwick. He began ringing at Bath Abbey in 2005.

Since graduating in 2008 Matthew has continued to live in Bath and to ring at Bath Abbey. He was Ringing Master between 2013 and 2014, and was elected Tower Master in 2019, a position he still holds. Matthew’s time as Tower Master has coincided with major building works to the Abbey (the “Footprint Project”), the Covid-19 lockdowns and the deaths of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II.

This entry was written in March 2023.

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