Truro Cathedral Bells

The cathedral is a ring of twelve bells and is the only twelve bell tower in Cornwall. Originally ten bells were hung and dedicated on the 21 June 1910. An additional four bells were added in 2011.

The ring of twelve bells are in the key of Db with two semitones which allows for different combinations of bells to be rung:

A ring of twelve
Two rings of ten
Two rings of eight
Four rings of six.

The bells are normally rung every Sunday for the Eucharist service and Evensong, other special services, weddings and funerals and to mark special occasions of local and national significance.

Ringing for the Eucharist every Sunday between 9:30 and 10:00
Ringing for Evensong every Sunday between 15:30 and 16:00

The bell ringers practice most Tuesday evenings between 19:30 and 21:00, meeting at 19:25 at the Crypt door at the eastern end of the cathedral adjacent to the car park. If you arrive after the door is locked you can phone us on 07855 326144 or 07919 957404. Visiting ringers are welcome to join us for both practice and service ringing. Please contact the ringing master, Hayley Young 07855 326144, the Vice Ringing Master, Andrew Smith 07919 957404, or the Secretary, Liz Birchall 01872 320113 for further information.

NB During the current pandemic the above ringing times may be cancelled or severely curtailed in accordance with current national guidance.

Read the blog on the history of the bells by Robert Perry, former ringing master at Truro Cathedral

Hear the sound of the twelve bells ringing Grandsire Cinques, recorded by cathedral ringer Eric Bannister: