A bell in your dream can be a warning, a signal or something calling for your attention. It might also be a summons, depending on its context in the dream.
A bell such as that in a church might indicate rejoicing; it might be a signal that someone has died, or suggestion of a wedding, or simply a practice of bell ringing.
Occasionally in some dreams it is a reference to breasts which swing like bells. See Like Bells.
Telephone bell: Someone trying to get your attention or an attempt to communicate.
Doorbell: Something new coming into your life – negative or positive depending on dream; hoping for contact with someone.
The Final Bell: This suggests the last chance to do whatever the dream indicates. It is worth attending to it.
Diving bell: It indicates that you are ready to go into the deep unconscious – or are already exploring it.
Idioms: all the bells and whistles; bells and whistles; clear as a bell; had his bell rung; hell’s bells; rings a bell; with bells on.
Useful Questions and Hints:
How am I responding to the bell, and what does this suggest about my relationship with what it signals?
Am I the one ringing the bell – if so what am I trying to do?
What do I feel is coming into my life?
Try being the bell or a person in your dream by using Being the Person or Thing.