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INSCRIPTIONS ON THE NEW BELLS AT ST KYNEBURGHA OF CASTOR

 

The New Treble Bell  - Dedicated in honour of St Kyneburgha

 

                             OMNIA FIANT AD GLORIAM DEI

 

2000 AD

 

 

Rector William Burke. Ringers: William Baxter, Edward Baxter, Diana Burke,

                  Tony Evans Capt, Liz Freeman, Yvette Halewood

 

 

             MANTON & DAVID BAXTER. SPEECHLEY FAMILY.

                             CHARLES WINFREY & FAMILY

 

Notes:Explanation of Inscriptions on the New Treble:

 

Omnia Fiant ad Gloriam Dei:  Latin for :”Let all be done to the glory of God.”

(The Treble Bell is always the first bell to ring out, so as the bells start pealing it symbolically sends out the message of it its inscription)

 

The symbols                   are Greek Letters pronounced Chi-Rho, and spell out the first two letters of the name of Christ in Greek. The Chi-Rho sign is a very ancient Christian symbol, and was engraved on the  late 3rd cent Water-Newton Treasure (the oldest Mass silver vessels found anywhere in the world, which was probably given to the Church by the inhabitants who dwelt in the Roman Praetorium at Castor ).

 

The symbols                  are the first and last Greek letters in the Greek alphabet pronounced Alpha and Omega. In the last book of the New  Testament (The Revelation to St John ) Christ is described as the Alpha and Omega – the beginning and the end.

So the inscription reads: Christ-2000 Year of our Lord(AD)-the Beginning and the End

 

 

 

 

 

The New Second Bell – Dedicated in honour of St Kyneswitha

 

Untouched I am a silent thing, but strike me and I sweetly sing.

 

Churchwardens Brian Goode & Theo Hensman. Ringers, Maggie Noble, Anna Reed,

             Stephen Reed, Beverley Rigby, Virginia Sheldon, Trevor Vercoe.

 

 

 COOK FAMILY. CARLY & BOBBIE FREEMAN. GRIFFIN FAMILY.

                                       RP &  NM WINFREY.