A bell rung in some Christian churches at certain points during the Mass or Eucharist, especially at the elevation of the consecrated elements.
- Often the external bell (the sacring bell) is sounded as described by Terry Delaney during the Canon of the Mass.
- Also in the ringing room is the small Sanctus or Sacring bell which was rung as "The Parson's Bell" by the priest or one of "The Blackcoats" for early services.
- In the image of the mass, the priest elevates the host, an attendant rings the sacring bell, and two persons peek over the edge of the parclose.
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