Updated 7th May 2017

Alphabetic list of churches with bells hung for full-circle ringing in the Association's area.

The former administrative counties of Gwent and Mid, West and South Glamorgan, ceased to exist legally on 1st April 1996; the Association therefore uses the current administrative County names on this website and in its Annual Reports.

The towers are listed as "PLACE NAME, current administrative county". Practice Nights are 7:30 - 9:00pm unless otherwise stated.


Tower Recordings:  indicates those towers for which a short 25-30sec mp3 file of the bells is available. Click on the icon to play the file.

Please note:
1. Each recording is of the current installation unless otherwise noted.
2. Most of the recordings are taken from those which appeared on the Association's cassette tape made for the Centenary in 1993.
3. The recording of Cardiff (St John's) is taken from 78rpm vinyl record which is thought to date from about 1952.
4. The recording of Michaelston-y-Fedw was made outdoors and there is some background (ambient!) wind-noise.
5. The recording of Radyr dates from 2006.
6. The recording of Llangybi supplied by Andrew Bull.
7. The recording of Llandaff's 12 bells was made by Nevil James on 1st November 2008 during a peal of Yorkshire S Maximus being rung to celebrate his and Jill's Golden Wedding Anniversary.


It is the Association's practice not to make details of individual Tower Correspondents available to non-members online. Resident members can, when logged in, access the current online Tower Correspondents listing which is available under "Members".

Non-members may obtain tower correspondent details from the respective Branch Secretaries:

Llandaff Branch Secretary
Monmouth Branch Secretary

However, some Tower Correspondents may be contacted by email; please see the listing blow.

A full listing of tower correspondents is available in the Association's Annual Report which is available from the Association General Secretary. Cheques for £5:00 (inc. postage) should be made payable to "L&MDACBR".


ABERAVON, Neath Port Talbot
Church: St Mary, 8, 16-1-2 in F
Grid Ref: SS763902
PN: THU 7.00 - 8.30pm
Additionally, 8-Bell Practice on 1st Monday of month
Sun: 10.30 - 11:00am (1st Sunday of month)
Association Branch: Llandaff

ABERDARE, Rhondda Cynon Taff
Church: St Elvan, 8, 16-0-25 in E
Grid Ref: SO003026
PN: FRI (6:00 - 7:00pm learners, 7:30 - 9:00pm main practice)
Association Branch: Llandaff
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ABERGAVENNY, Monmouthshire 
Church: St Mary, 10, 25-0-18 in D
Grid Ref: SO301141
PN: MON
Sun: 10.30-11.00
Association Branch: Monmouth
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BAGLAN, Neath Port Talbot 
Church: St Catharine, 6, 12-3-8 in G
Grid Ref: SS753923
Sun: 5.30-6.00
Association Branch: Llandaff

BASSALEG, Newport  (note: the old steel 6)
Church: St Basil, 8, 14-1-17 in F
Grid Ref: ST277871
No regular practice and no regular sunday morning ringing.
Association Branch: Monmouth
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BEDWAS, Caerphilly
Church: St Barrog, 6, 8cwt in G
Grid Ref: ST171892
Unringable.
Association Branch: Monmouth

BEDWELLTY, Caerphilly
Church: St Sannan, 8, 14-0-14 in G (GF)
Grid Ref: SO166003
Association Branch: Monmouth
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BLAENAVON, Torfaen
Church: St Peter, 8, 9-1-0 in Ab
Grid Ref: SO251087
PN: THU
Sun: 9.15-9.30
Association Branch: Monmouth
Email the Tower Correspondent

BONVILSTON, The Vale of Glamorgan
Church: St Mary V, 6, 10cwt in F#(GF)
Grid Ref: ST064741
Ringing not permitted at present on advice of church architect
Association Branch: Llandaff

BRIDGEND (Newcastle), Bridgend
Church: St Illtyd, 8, 16-0-3 in F
Grid Ref: SS903800
All ringing by arrangement
Association Branch: Llandaff

CADOXTON-JUXTA-NEATH, Neath Port Talbot 
Church: St Catwg, 6, 7-2-2 in B
Grid Ref: SS756986
PN: WED
Sun: 9.00-9.30, 3.00-4.00 (Evensong ringing 1st Sunday of month only)
Association Branch: Llandaff
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CAERLEON, Newport
Church: St Cadoc, 8, 8-1-21 in Bb
Grid Ref: ST339906
PN: WED
Sun: Ringing by arrangement
Association Branch: Monmouth

CAERPHILLY, Caerphilly 
Church: St Martin, 8, 13-0-1 in F
Grid Ref: ST155864
PN: WED
Sun: 10.00-10.30
Association Branch: Llandaff
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CALDICOT, Monmouthshire
Church: St Mary Virgin, 8, 12-3-10 in F
Grid Ref: ST483886
PN: MON
Sun: 9.30-10.00, Evensong by arr
Association Branch: Monmouth
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CARDIFF, Cardiff  (note: back 8 bells, 1952 approx 78rpm vinyl recording)
Church: St John Bapt, 10, 25-0-23 in D
Grid Ref: ST183765
PN: THU
Sun: 9.15-9.55, 5.00-5.55
Association Branch: Llandaff
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CHEPSTOW, Monmouthshire
Church: St Mary, 10, 16-1-24 in Eb
Grid Ref: ST536939
PN: WED
Sun: 9.30-10.00, 5.30-6.00 by arr
Association Branch: Monmouth
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CILYBEBYLL, Neath Port Talbot
Church: St John Ev, 3, 7-2-0 (GF)
Grid Ref: SN743047
Association Branch: Llandaff

COITY, Bridgend
Church: St Mary, 6, 8-3-5 in G#
Grid Ref: SS924815
PN: WED 7:15 - 8:45pm
Sun: 9.00-9.30, 5.30-6.00
Association Branch: Llandaff
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COWBRIDGE, The Vale of Glamorgan 
Church: Holy Cross, 8, 15-3-13 in E
Grid Ref: SS994746
PN: TUE (not 1st)
Sun: 10.15-10.45 alternating with St Hilary (ring correspondent to confirm)
Association Branch: Llandaff

CWMCARVAN, Monmouthshire
Church: St Clement, 6, 7cwt in G (GF)
Grid Ref: SO477074
PN: THU
Association Branch: Monmouth

CWMYOY, Monmouthshire
Church: St Martin, 6, 9cwt in F#
Grid Ref: SO298233
Unringable. 2008: tower unsafe (it leans), bells in original frame, tenor cracked, wheels/stays/pulley blocks derelict, Ellacombe chimes servicable
Association Branch: Monmouth

DINGESTOW, Monmouthshire
Church: Ss Dingat & Mary, 6, 8-0-9 in F# (GF)
Grid Ref: SO457103
PN: TUE
Sun: 3rd S 10.30-11.00
Association Branch: Monmouth

DYFFRYN, Neath Port Talbot
Church: St Matthew, 6, 12-1-0 in G
Grid Ref: SS738998
PN: THU (5:30 - 6:45pm, check with tower correspondent before going)
Sun: 10.15 - 11.00am (2nd & 4th Sundays of month)
Association Branch: Llandaff
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EBBW VALE, Blaenau Gwent 
Church: Christ Church, 8, 24-3-25 in D
Grid Ref: SO168088
Association Branch: Monmouth

GROSMONT, Monmouthshire
Church: St Nicholas, 6, 7-2-23 in Ab
Grid Ref: SO404243
PN: TUE/THU (by arrangement)
Sun: 10.30-11.00 (2nd, 4th), 5.30-6.00 (1st, 3rd)
Association Branch: Monmouth

HENLLYS, Torfaen
Church: St Peter, 3, approx 5 cwt
Grid Ref: ST267910
Unringable.
2001: 2nd cracked
2008: bells in original frame, wheels/stays/pulley blocks all removed, Ellacombe chimes derelict, recorded bells used
Association Branch: Monmouth

LALESTON, Bridgend
Church: St David, 6, 12-3-26 in G
Grid Ref: SS875799
PN: WED 18.00-19.30
Association Branch: Llandaff

LLANARTH, Monmouthshire 
Church: St Teilo, 8, 12-2-4 in F# (GF)
Grid Ref: SO375108
Association Branch: Monmouth
Bells removed from tower at the end of November 2014.

LLANBLETHIAN, The Vale of Glamorgan
Church: St John Baptist, 6, 8-3-24 in G
Grid Ref: SS985740
PN: TUE (1st only, alternating with St Hilary, ring correspondent to confirm)
Sun: 08.45-09.15
Association Branch: Llandaff

LLANCARFAN, The Vale of Glamorgan
Church: St Cadoc, 6, 5-1-11 in C, (GF)
Grid Ref: ST052702
PN: THU
Association Branch: Llandaff

LLANDAFF, Cardiff  (the new 12) |  (the old 10)
Church: Cathedral Church of Ss Peter & Paul, Dyfrig, Teilo & Euddogwy, 13, 24-1-15 in Eb
Grid Ref: ST156781
PN: TUE 7:15 - 9:00pm
Sun: 10.10-10.55. Evening ringing 1st Sunday of month only. Usually QP attempt at 4:15, but visitors should check first in case it's open ringing at 4:45.
Association Branch: Llandaff
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LLANDENNY, Monmouthshire
Church: St John, 6, 8cwt in A
Grid Ref: SO415039
Unringable-4th cracked
Association Branch: Monmouth

LLANEDEYRN, Cardiff
Church: St Edeyrn, 6, 6-0-20 in B
Grid Ref: ST221819
All ringing by arrangement. Contact:
The Parish Office: (029) 2075 2138 (09:00 - 12:30hrs, weekdays).
Association Branch: Monmouth

LLANFAPLEY, Monmouthshire
Church: St Mabel, 2, 6cwt in Db
Grid Ref: SO367141
Unringable.
Larger bell on belfry floor, smaller bell hung dead and is chimed by "clocking".
Association Branch: Monmouth

LLANFRECHFA, Torfaen
Church: All Saints, 8, 5-2-27 in Bb (GF)
Grid Ref: ST321936
PN: TUE
Sun: 10.30-11.00, 5.30-6.00
Association Branch: Monmouth

LLANGATTOCK VIBON AVEL, Monmouthshire
Church: St Cadoc, 6, 8cwt in G#
Grid Ref: SO456157
Association Branch: Monmouth

LLANGYBI, Monmouthshire 
Church: St Cybi, 8, 12-0-25 in F# (GF)
Grid Ref: ST374967
Bells no longer rung due to poor church structural condition.
Association Branch: Monmouth
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LLANGYNWYD, Bridgend
Church: St Cynwyd, 6, 8-0-16 in A (GF)
Grid Ref: SS858888
All ringing by arrangement
Association Branch: Llandaff

LLANISHEN , Cardiff
Church: St Isan, 6, 3-3-20 in Eb (GF)
Grid Ref: ST177818
PN: Some MON (check beforehand)
Sun: 10.00-10.30, 5.30-6.00
Association Branch: Llandaff

LLANOVER, Monmouthshire
Church: St Bartholomew, 5, 5-2-24 in C
Grid Ref: SO317094
PN: THU
Association Branch: Monmouth

LLANTARNAM, Torfaen
Church: St Michael & All Angels, 6, 4-2-14 in D
Grid Ref: ST307932
PN: THU
Association Branch: Monmouth

LLANTILIO CROSSENNY, Monmouthshire 
Church: St Teilo, 8, 4-2-4 in D
Grid Ref: SO398149
PN: TUE/THU (by arrangement)
Association Branch: Monmouth
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LLANTILIO PERTHOLEY, Monmouthshire
Church: St Teilo, 6, 12-0-18 in F#
Grid Ref: SO311163
PN: TUE/THU (by arrangement)
Sun: 10.00-10.30
Association Branch: Monmouth
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LLANTRISANT, Rhondda Cynon Taf
Church: Ss Illtyd, Gwynno and Tyfodwg, 8, 10cwt in G
Grid Ref: ST047834
Sun: Check beforehand.
Association Branch: Llandaff

LLANTRITHYD, The Vale of Glamorgan
Church: St Illtyd, 5, 6cwt in B (GF)
Grid Ref: ST044728
Unringable-3rd cracked
Association Branch: Llandaff

LLANTWIT MAJOR, The Vale of Glamorgan
Church: St Illtyd, 6, 11-3-17 in G
Grid Ref: SS966687
PN : THU
Sun: 9.30-10.00
Association Branch: Llandaff
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LLANVETHERINE, Monmouthshire
Church: St James the Elder, 2
Grid Ref: SO364172
Unringable.
Association Branch: Monmouth

LLANWERN, Newport
Church: St Mary, 5, 7-0-6 in A
Grid Ref: ST371878
PN: WED (by arrangement)
Sun: 8.30-9.00 (2nd), 10:00-10:30 (4th), no ringing on other Sundays
Association Branch: Monmouth
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MACHEN, Newport
Church: St Michael, 8, 12-0-0 in G
Grid Ref: ST227881
PN: FRI
Sun: 10.40-11.10
Association Branch: Monmouth

MAGOR, Monmouthshire
Church: St Mary Virgin, 6, 7-2-20 in A (GF)
Grid Ref: ST424869
PN: WED (by arrangement)
Sun: 09.45-10.15, evening by arr.
Association Branch: Monmouth
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MARSHFIELD, Newport
Church: St Mary Virgin, 8, 10cwt in A
Grid Ref: ST262826
Association Branch: Monmouth

MATHERN, Monmouthshire
Church: St Tewdric, 6, 8-2-3 in Ab
Grid Ref: ST523908
PN: THU
Sun: 8.30-9.00, Evensong by arr
Association Branch: Monmouth

MERTHYR TYDFIL, Merthyr
Church: St Tydfil, 8, 20-0-15 in F
Grid Ref: SO049058
PN: TUE (7:00 - 9:00pm, check with Yvonne John (07779 925015) or Marina (07957 219464) before visiting.)
Sun: 5.30 - 6.00pm (last Sunday of month)
Association Branch: Llandaff
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MICHAELSTON-Y-FEDW, Newport 
Church: St Michael, 8, 7-3-0 in A
Grid Ref: ST241845
PN: THU (not 2nd Thurs of month)
Association Branch: Monmouth
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MITCHEL TROY, Monmouthshire
Church: St Michael, 3, 6cwt in C (GF)
Grid Ref: SO493104
Association Branch: Monmouth

MONMOUTH, Monmouthshire 
Church: St Mary Virgin, 8, 16-3-1 in Eb
Grid Ref: SO508129
PN: TUE
Association Branch: Monmouth

MYNYDDISLWYN, Caerphilly
Church: St Tudor, 8, 12-1-4 in F# (GF)
Grid Ref: SO193939
PN: THU (check beforehand)
Sun: by arrangement
Association Branch: Monmouth

NASH, Newport
Church: St Mary, 6, 7-3-18 in Bb (GF)
Grid Ref: ST343837
PN: WED (by arrangement)
Sun: 9.00-9.30 (Please telephone before visiting)
Association Branch: Monmouth
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NEATH, Neath Port Talbot
Church: St Thomas, 6, 8-0-2 in A
Grid Ref: SS753977
PN: MON
Sun: 9.00-9.30
Association Branch: Llandaff

NEWCHURCH, Monmouthshire
Church: St Peter, 1 bell, 2cwt (GF)
Grid Ref: ST454976
Association Branch: Monmouth

NEWPORT, Newport 
Church: Cathedral Church of St Woolos, 13, 21-2-20 in D
Grid Ref: ST308876
PN: TUE
Sun: 9.45-10.30, Quarter 5.15-6.30
Association Branch: Monmouth
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NEWTON NOTTAGE, Bridgend
Church: St John Bapt, 8, 8cwt in Bb (GF)
Grid Ref: SS837774
PN: MON (check with tower correspondent before going)
Association Branch: Llandaff

PANTEG, Torfaen
Church: St Mary V, 3 bells, 5cwt approx
Grid Ref; ST311991
Unringable
Association Branch: Monmouth

PENARTH, The Vale of Glamorgan
Church: St Augustine, 8, 12-2-9 in F#
Grid Ref: ST188721
PN: WED 7.30 - 8.30pm
Sun: 10.00-10.30
Association Branch: Llandaff
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PENDOYLAN, The Vale of Glamorgan
Church: St Cadoc, 6, 8cwt in A
Grid Ref: ST060767
PN: MON (alternating with Peterston-super-Ely ring beforehand to confirm)
Association Branch: Llandaff

PENHOW, Newport
Church: St John Baptist, 6, 5-2-16 in Bb (GF)
Grid Ref: ST424908
Association Branch: Monmouth
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PENMARK, The Vale of Glamorgan
Church: St Mary, 6, 8cwt in A
Grid Ref: ST058688
Association Branch: Llandaff
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PENRHOS, Monmouthshire
Church: St Cadoc, 4, 8-2-9 in A (GF)
Grid Ref: SO416117
Association Branch: Monmouth

PENTRE, Rhondda Cynon Taf 
Church: St Peter, 8, 26-3-10 in Eb
Grid Ref: SS969962
All ringing by arrangement
Association Branch: Llandaff

PEN Y FAI, Bridgend
Church: All Saints, 6, 14-1-15 in F#
Grid Ref: SS893818
PN: MON
Sun: 10.30-11.00
Association Branch: Llandaff

PETERSTONE WENTLOOG, Newport
Church: St Peter, 8, 8cwt in Ab
Grid Ref: ST267800
Church closed; bells not available
Association Branch: Monmouth

PETERSTON-SUPER-ELY, The Vale of Glamorgan
Church: St Peter, 6, 10-0-18 in Ab (GF)
Grid Ref: ST084764
PN: MON (alternating with Pendoylan ring beforehand to confirm)
Association Branch: Llandaff

PONTYPRIDD, Rhondda Cynon Taf
Church: St Catherine, 8, 12-2-21 in F#
Grid Ref: ST071902
PN: Locals often go to Whitchurch on WED, phone first.
Sun: 10.30-11.00
Association Branch: Llandaff

PORTHKERRY, The Vale of Glamorgan
Church: St Curig, 6, 7cwt in A (GF)
Grid Ref: ST083666
All ringing by arrangement
Association Branch: Llandaff

RADYR, Cardiff 
Church: Christ Church, 8, 12-0-15 in G (GF)
Grid Ref: ST133802
PN: THU
Sun: 10.00-11.00
Association Branch: Llandaff
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REDWICK, Newport
Church: St Thomas Apostle, 6, 9-1-27 in G (GF)
Grid Ref: ST412842
PN: WED (by arrangement)
Sun: 8.30-9.00 (1st), 10.30-11.00 (others)
Association Branch: Monmouth
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RHYMNEY, Caerphilly
Church: St David, 6, 6cwt in Bb
Grid Ref: SO113080
Unringable-derelict
Association Branch: Monmouth

ROCKFIELD, Monmouthshire
Church: St Cenedlon, 3, approx 6 cwt
Grid Ref: SO481148
2008: Fittings unserviceable. Can be swing-chimed.
Association Branch: Monmouth

RUDRY, Caerphilly
Church: St James, 3
Grid Ref: ST193865
Unringable.
2009: All frame, wheels, headstocks, stays, pulleys, etc., were completely removed over 40 years ago. Bells now hung dead from an RSJ. "Clocking" has been used in the past but is now not allowed.
Association Branch: Monmouth

RUMNEY, Cardiff
Church: St Augustine, 6, 9-1-27 in F#
Grid Ref: ST214792
PN: MON
Sun: 9.30-10.00
Association Branch: Monmouth
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ST ANDREW'S MAJOR, The Vale of Glamorgan
Church: St Andrew, 5, 10cwt in G
Grid Ref: ST138715
Unringable
Association Branch: Llandaff

ST ATHAN, The Vale of Glamorgan
Church: St Tathan, 6, 7cwt in A
Grid Ref: ST017680
Association Branch: Llandaff
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For safety reasons, all ringing is suspended until further notice.

ST BRIDE'S MAJOR, The Vale of Glamorgan
Church: St Bridget, 6, 10-3-23 in G
Grid Ref: SS894750
PN: MON
Association Branch: Llandaff

ST BRIDE'S WENTLOOG, Newport
Church: St Bridget, 6, 9cwt in A
Grid Ref: ST293824
Unringable-tower unsafe (it leans).
2009: Bells in original frame, tenor hung dead, wheels/stays/pulley blocks are removed. Ellacombe chimes serviceable.
Association Branch: Monmouth

ST HILARY, The Vale of Glamorgan
Church: St Hilary, 6, 7-1-26 in B
Grid Ref: ST016733
PN: TUE (1st only, alternating with Llanblethian, ring correspondent to confirm)
Sun: 10.15-10.45 alternating with Cowbridge (ring correspondent to confirm)
Association Branch: Llandaff

ST MARY HILL, The Vale of Glamorgan
Church: St Mary, 4, 5cwt (GF)
Grid Ref: SS957793
Ringing arrangements, contact correspondent
Association Branch: Llandaff

ST MELLONS, Cardiff
Church: St Mellon, 6, 9-3-17 in G
Grid Ref: ST228814
PN: FRI
Association Branch: Monmouth
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ST NICHOLAS , The Vale of Glamorgan
Church: St Nicholas, 5, 7cwt in A
Grid Ref: ST090743
Unringable
Association Branch: Llandaff

SHIRENEWTON, Monmouthshire
Church: St Thomas a Becket, 6, 5-2-2 in B (GF)
Grid Ref: ST478936
PN: FRI
Sun: 9:15-10:00am
Association Branch: Monmouth
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SKENFRITH, Monmouthshire
Church: St Bridget, 6, 7-3-2 in Ab
Grid Ref: SO456203
PN: TUE/THU (by arrangement)
Association Branch: Monmouth

SULLY, The Vale of Glamorgan 
Church: St John Baptist, 6, 6-0-2 in Bb (GF)
Grid Ref: ST152683
PN: WED (18.30-19.30)
Sun: 10.30-11.00
Association Branch: Llandaff
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TREDUNNOCK, Monmouthshire
Church: St Andrew, 6, 8-3-3 in Ab (GF)
Grid Ref: ST379948
PN: FRI
Association Branch: Monmouth

TREGAER, Monmouthshire
Church: St Mary, 5, 8cwt in G#
Grid Ref: SO418103
Association Branch: Monmouth

TRELLECH, Monmouthshire
Church: St Nicholas, 6, 7-1-8 in A
Grid Ref: SO500055
PN: MON
Sun: 9.45-10.30 (2nd, 3rd & 4th)
Association Branch: Monmouth
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TREVETHIN, Torfaen
Church: St Cadoc, 8, 10-1-2 in G
Grid Ref: SO284020
PN: WED (2nd, 4th & 5th, call to confirm before visiting)
Sun: 10.25 - 10:55
Association Branch: Monmouth
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USK, Monmouthshire 
Church: St Mary, 8, 14-1-7 in F#
Grid Ref: SO379008
PN: THU
Sun: 9.15-10.00, 3.15-4.00 Winter, 5.15-6.00 Summer
Association Branch: Monmouth

WENVOE, The Vale of Glamorgan
Church: St Mary, 3, 8-1-9 in A
Grid Ref: ST122727
Association Branch: Llandaff

WHITCHURCH, Cardiff
Church: St Mary, 8, 12-2-24 in F
Grid Ref: ST153801
PN: WED
Sun: (1st) 9.00-9.30, (others) 10.30-11.00; (Evenings usually) 5.30-6.00
Association Branch: Llandaff
Please note: front 6 only available for ringing pending repairs to frame (updated 12/12/2016)

WOLVESNEWTON, Monmouthshire
Church: St Thomas a Becket, 3, 5-1-3 in D (GF)
Grid Ref: ST454997
Unringable due to frame movement
Association Branch: Monmouth

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