Solid brass Sanctuary Bell - medium size, This design of Bell is to be fixed securely to a Wall or pillar etc. Size: Height (excluding chain): 26cm - 10 Inches. Width (excluding chain): 13cm - 5 inch Chain length: 54cm / 21 Inches Overall length: 80cm / 31 Inches Please note: All sizes are an approximate and may vary slightly. The main reason for the use of sanctus and altar bells is to create a joyful noise to the Lord, giving thanks for his sacrifice. During Mass or the Eucharist, it is usually rung three times - once before the Words of Institution, and once at each elevation of the Host and of the Chalice. It may also be rung to indicate the time that the faithful may come forward to receive Holy Communion.