[Bell Historians] Sanctus and Angelus bells

David Bryant david at b...
Wed Aug 11 15:08:56 BST 2004

"The term Sanctus Bell seems to be taken these days as meaning any small bell - often as in "not part of the ringing peal" bell and is used for services when there are no ringers around i.e. early communion services etc. Some Anglican services do use it at the elevation of the host as it was intended but not many in my experience."

But in many cases such small bells will may well have been cast as sanctus bells, even if they are no longer used as such.

Incidentally, does anywhere apart from Sherborne Abbey have a dedicated fire bell?



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