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Bell Weight (cwt-qtr-lb) Dimensions Note
Treble: 4-3-125.4" diameter B flat
Inscribed:-INTER OMNES PAX
BRIDGET
LLANDAFF DIOCESAN MOTHERS' UNION
1893 - 1993
This bell was the gift of the Llandaff Diocesan Mothers' Union in its centenary year. It bears the same inscription ("Peace among all men") as the smaller of the two bells which escaped sale of 1763, and which had been given to All Saints Church, Llandaff North, in 1890. On 2nd January 1941, All Saints Church was lost to a fire bomb and its bell, cast by William and Evan Evans of Chepstow in 1727, was destroyed.
Second: 5-0-5 26.6" diameter A flat
Inscribed:-LET MY SOUND MOVE THEE TO GOD'S GLORY
TATHAN
IN MEMORY OF CHARLES EDMUND BOWEN
Mrs Mary Bowen gave this bell in memory of her late husband. Mary was a bell-ringer at Llandaff prior to her marriage. The inscription is that which was carried by a Llandaff bell cast in 1672 and recast in 1738 by William Evans of Chepstow.
Third: 5-1-3 27.3" diameter G
Inscribed:-BEATUS POPULUS, CUJUS DOMINUS DEUS EJUS
KYRIE ELEISON
ELLTEYRN
THE BALDWIN FAMILY
This bell was the gift from a family which has been closely associated with ringing at Llandaff since 1972. The Reverend Dr John Baldwin is a Past President (and now a Life Member) of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers. The Latin part of the inscription ("Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord" - Ps 33:12) was carried forward from the old treble bell. The dedication to Ellteyrn acknowledges the fact that, in 1992 when the restoration was undertaken, the Parish of Capel Llanilterne was grouped with the Parish of Llandaff. More recently (2002) it has transferred to the benefice of Pentyrch.
Fourth: 5-3-9 28.75" diameter F
Inscribed:-DOMINUS BENEDICET POPULO SUO IN PACE.
ELFAN
THE RINGING EXERCISE
Contributions from bellringers throughout the United Kingdom and beyond funded this bell, the inscription on which ("The Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace" - Ps 29:10) is carried forward from the former second bell. Both the Art of bellringing and those who practise it are referred to, by ringers, as "The Exercise".
Fifth: 6-1-26 30.25" diameter E flat
Inscribed:-CARWCH Y FRAWDOLIAETH
TYDFIL
NORMAN LLOYD EDWARDS, LORD LIEUTENANT
AND FORMER CHAPTER CLERK
Captain Norman Lloyd Edwards, the donor, is a former Lord Lieutenant of South Glamorgan and was Chairman of the Bell Restoration Fund Committee throughout the project to restore the bells. ("Love the brotherhood" - 1 Peter 2:17).
Sixth: 6-2-29 31" diameter D
Inscribed:-ATTENDITE POPULI
GWYNLLYW
LLANDAFF & MONMOUTH DIOCESAN
ASSOCIATION OF CHURCH BELL RINGERS
1893 - 1993
This bell, a gift from the Diocesan bellringers' association and marking its centenary, is dedicated to Gwynllyw (Woolos), thus acknowledging Llandaff Cathedral's link with the Diocese of Monmouth. The Latin inscription ("Give ear, ye peoples" - Ps 78:1) was that of the former fourth bell.
Flat Sixth: 7-0-1 31.75" diameter D flat
Inscribed:-MOLWCH YR ARGLWYDD
DEWI
LLANDAFF CATHEDRAL GUILD OF CHANGE RINGERS,
PAST AND PRESENT
("Praise ye the Lord") The dedication of this bell to Dewi acknowledges the place of the Llandaff Diocese as part of the Province of Wales. The Cathedral's band of ringers has not only contributed this bell but worked tirelessly, with the help of many friends, to see the project to completion.
Seventh: 7-0-23 32.5" diameter C
Inscribed:-SURGITE VOS QUI PROCUL ESTIS
SAMSON
IN MEMORY OF GEORGE GIBSON
George Gibson was a benefactor of the Cathedral and this bell is funded by the Gibson Trust. The Latin inscription ("You who are far off, arise") is taken from the former fifth bell.
Eighth: 8-2-14 35" diameter B flat
Inscribed:-VIGILATE ET ORATE
CADOC
ARTHUR AND IRIS SANSOM
The donors, the late Arthur Sansom, a Vice-President of the Friends of Llandaff Cathedral, and his wife, were generous benefactors of the Cathedral. The Latin inscription ("Watch and pray") is that of the former sixth bell.
Ninth: 10-0-16 38" diameter A flat
Inscribed:-SURSUM CORDA
ILLTYD
IN MEMORY OF SYBIL ELEANOR HATCH
A munificent bequest to the Friends of Llandaff Cathedral by Sybil and Alice Hatch (for whom the 10th is named) gave early and important impetus to the Bell Restoration Fund. The inscription ("Lift up your hearts") is from the former seventh bell and the dedication to Illtyd forms a link with the Chapel underneath the bell tower.
Tenth: 12-0-0 40" diameter G
Inscribed:-JUBILATE DEO OMNIS TERRA
SERVITE DOMINO IN LAETITIA
EUDDOGWY
IN MEMORY OF ALICE MAY HATCH
The inscription ("O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands: serve the Lord with gladness" - Ps 100:1) is from the former eighth bell. This bell and its two heavier companions are dedicated to the three Celtic Patrons of Llandaff Cathedral.
Eleventh: 16-3-19 45" diameter F
Inscribed:-CANTATE DOMINO CANTICUM NOVUM
DYFRIG
THE FRIENDS OF LLANDAFF CATHEDRAL
From the outset, "The Friends" were most supportive of the Bell Restoration project, the Treasurer of the time, the late John Phillips, serving as Vice-Chairman of the Fund Committee. This bell represents part of their gift towards the cost of the work. The Latin inscription ("O sing unto the Lord a new song" - Ps 98:1) is from the former ninth bell.
Tenor: 24-1-15 50.5" diameter E flat
Inscribed:-ME VOCANTE DOMINUS :
VOCAT DE NOVO CONFLARI FECIT
GERVASIUS POWELL L:L:B: PROCTOR GENERALIS
ANNO SALUTIS 1782 ET
CONSECRATIONIS RICARDI WATSON
DOMINI EPISCOPI PRIMO
TEILO
THE FORMER RING OF TEN BELLS
RECAST AND AUGMENTED 1992
ALUN RADCLIFFE DAVIES M.A., DEAN AND VICAR
The Latin inscription is a facsimile of that on the former tenor (including its wrong punctuation), cast by Rudhall of Gloucester. ("When I sound the Lord calls. Gervase Powell LLB, Proctor General, had me recast in the year of salvation 1782 and in the first year of the consecration of Richard Watson, Lord Bishop.")