Rochester Cathedral

Company of Bell Ringers

 

 Founded 1904

The Bells and Ringers of Rochester Cathedral

History            Current Bells            Inscriptions            The Ringers

The current ring of bells were recast and augmented to ten by Gillett & Johnston, Croydon, in 1921. They were rehung in a steel frame by John Taylor and Company (Bellfounders) Ltd., Loughborough, in 1960.

Bell

Note

Diameter

(Inches)

Weight

(cwt-qtrs-lbs)

Treble

F#

27.5

5-3-7

2

E

29.125

6-1-19

3

D

30

61-22

4

C#

31.5

6-3-17

5

B

33.5

7-1-19

6

A

36.375

9-1-21

7

G

40.125

11-1-26

8

F#

43.375

15-0-9

9

E

48

20-0-13

Tenor

D

53.75

30-0-14

The bells are tuned to the key of D major, the total weight is 119-0-27 cwt. (6060.4 kg).