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Portsmouth Cathedral Society of Bellringers

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Portsmouth, Hampshire

The Cathedral of St. Thomas of Canterbury

12 Bells, 25cwt 2qtrs 0lbs in Eb

Welcome to the website of the Portsmouth Cathedral Society of Bellringers. The band at the cathedral is an enthusiastic bunch with a range of ages and abilities.

Visitors are very welcome to join us for either our practice night or service ringing. We are also pleased to welcome guests who wish to arrange their own ringing, or longer performance such as quarter peals and peals.

The Bells

Bells have been part of Cathedral life since 1703 when a gift from Admiral Sir George Rooke, then Member of Parliament for Portsmouth, enabled the first ring of eight bells to be hung in the tower. Over the years additional bells have been added to provide the fine ring of 12 bells that are in place today.

Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Date Founder
Treble 4-1-9 1865.5 Bb 24.75" 2009 Taylors, Eayre & Smith
2 4-1-23 1662.0 Ab 25.63" 2009 Taylors, Eayre & Smith
3 4-0-26 1552.0 G 25.88" 1957 John Taylor & Co
4 4-2-18 1388.0 F 27.00" 1957 John Taylor & Co
5 5-0-19 1238.0 Eb 28.50" 1912 John Taylor & Co
6 5-2-8 1165.0 D 29.50" 1912 John Taylor & Co
7 6-0-9 1034.0 C 31.50" 1912 John Taylor & Co
8 7-2-27 927.0 Bb 34.50" 1912 John Taylor & Co
9 10-2-13 825.5 Ab 38.38" 1912 John Taylor & Co
10 12-3-4 776.0 G 40.88" 1912 John Taylor & Co
11 17-3-13 694.0 F 45.88" 1912 John Taylor & Co
Tenor 25-2-0 617.5 Eb 51.75" 1912 John Taylor & Co
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Portsmouth Cathedral Society of Bellringers

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