Re-opening: The Cathedral now has limited opening from Monday 22 June between 10am - 3pm, view details of new opening arrangements.

The Bells

The bells are housed in a detached tower which is part of the 13th century gateway known as Porth y Twr. They were hung here in the 1930s after an anonymus donor paid for the tower to be repaired and strengthened. The original bells had been hung in the tower of the cathedral but they were removed in 1730 because of the danger of the tower collapsing. The only mediaeval bell left is in the Exhibition in the Tower Gate. Perhaps some of the metal in the present fifth bell is also from the earlier ring. There are ten bells in the ring.

St Davids Cathedral Bellringers ringing for Armistic Day 2020. Image: Twitter, @StDavidsBells.
St Davids Cathedral Bellringers ringing for Armistic Day 2020. Image: Twitter, @StDavidsBells.

The Tower bell practice is on Wednesday each week, 7:45 to 9:00pm. It is occasionally cancelled due to a concert in the cathedral. Please contact Peter Hayward Tower Captain, peterjaneh@hotmail.co.uk

For most of the year, there is a handbell practice each week on Wednesday 4pm to 5pm in Porth y Twr. For further information contact the Hand Bell Director, Melanie Northall, 01437-721890

Visitors are welcome at all practices.

Sunday Service ringing time is from 10:45am until 11:10am.