Details of the Bells

On their arrival at St James Garlickhythe

The Royal Jubilee Bells were cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry during February and March 2012. They are pictured here on the floor of the church of St James Garlickhythe prior to their dedication on 17th June.

Their dimensions and other details are given here:

 

 

 

 

Bell Title Name Diameter (inches) Diameter (cm) Weight (cwt-qtr-lbs) Weight (kg) Nominal Pitch
Tenor The Vintners' Bell Elizabeth 37" 94 9-1-25 481 G sharp
7th The Dyers' Bell Philip 33¼" 84 7-0-12 361 A sharp
6th The Glass Sellers' Bell Charles 30¼" 77 5-1-22 277 B sharp
5th The Parish Bell Anne 29¼" 74 4-2-11 234 C sharp
4th The Bettinson Bell Andrew 27¼" 69 4-0-11 208 D sharp
3rd The Crace Bell Edward 25⅜" 64 3-2-2 179 E sharp
2nd Katherine William 24¼" 62 3-1-8 169 F double sharp
Treble Nicole Marie Kassimiotis Henry 23⅝" 60 3-0-21 162 G sharp

The bells are inscribed as follows:

Tenor:

ELIZABETH

PRESENTED BY
THE VINTNERS’ COMPANY
(Arms of the Vintners' Company)
VINUM EXHILARAT ANIMUM.

(Royal Arms)
THE ROYAL JUBILEE BELLS
RING TODAY
TO THE GLORY OF GOD

7th:

PHILIP
PRESENTED BY
THE DYERS’ COMPANY.
(Arms of the Dyers' Company)
DA GLORIAM DEO
(Royal Arms)
WE RANG ON THE RIVER THAMES
FOR THE DIAMOND JUBILEE OF
HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II

6th:

CHARLES

PRESENTED BY
THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF
GLASS-SELLERS AND
LOOKING GLASS MAKERS OF LONDON
(Arms of the Glass Sellers' Company)
DISCORDIA FRANGIMVR

(Royal Arms)
LYNETTE STONE & WILLIAM FRASER
CHURCHWARDENS

5th:

ANNE

(Scallop emblem of St James the Apostle)
ST JAMES GARLICKHYTHE

(Royal Arms)
THE REVD GUY TREWEEK
PRIEST IN CHARGE

4th:

ANDREW
CHARLES VERDEN BETTINSON
(Arms of the Bettinson family)QUI SERA SERA
(Royal Arms)
VALERIE CROSS & GORDON HAINES
CHURCHWARDENS

3rd:

                      CRACE EDWARD
FORTITER
GIVEN BY JOANNA WARRAND
PARISHIONER AND FREEMAN OF
THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY
OF PAINTER-STAINERS
AND FREEMAN OF THE CITY OF LONDON
(Royal Arms)
FRANCIS BARBER & GEOFFREY BROWN
CHURCHWARDENS

2nd:

                    KATHERINE WILLIAM
TONY F. R. STOCKWELL
(Arms of the Joiner and Ceilers' Company)
MASTER JOINER CEILER 1990/1991
PARISH CLERK HOLY TRINITY THE LESS
(Royal Arms)
DICKON LOVE
PUT US HERE

Treble:

              NICOLE MARIE KASSIMIOTIS HENRY

(Arms of the Musicians' Company)
A PRICELESS AND ANGELIC TREASURE
"HAPPY MEMORIES OF THE PAST
JOYFUL MOMENTS OF THE PRESENT
AND THE HOPE AND ASPIRATIONS FOR THE FUTURE.

(Royal Arms)
ANDREW PARMLEY
MASTER MUSICIAN

Each bell has a border round the soundbow of London Pride and the foundry mark of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry.

The tower of St James Garlickhythe has three other bells in it which predate the Royal Jubilee Bells. These are used to chime the hours and quarters, the angelus and can be used for other services.

See Love’s Guide to the Church Bells of St James Garlickhythe in the City of London for more detailed information on both sets of bells.