Bell Ringing

 

Melbourne's first peal of bells - six of them - were hung in St James' Cathedral in 1853, replacing an old ship's bell. (Two more were added in 1885.)

 

A group of miners banking their profits from the goldfields saw the bells being hung and resolved to stay in town to form a team of ringers.

You can read more at the State Library blog here.

 

A vital part of Melbourne's living heritage, the bells are still rung today on many Sunday mornings before worship, at weddings and at funerals.

The team of ringers practice on Friday nights, and they welcome people interested in learning the art of campanology. 

To visit the tower or find out more about bells, ringing, or learning to ring, please contact Bill Cook on 0419 540 581 or Laura Goodin on 0432 695 505, or visit the tower's web site at www.sjocbellringers.org.

Contact

Ministry Staff

Canon Matt Williams (Vicar)

Rev. Jess Naylor-Tatterson
Rev. Mike Raiter
Ms. Bei-En Zou

 

On-Site Manager
Ms. Lisa Wardell

 

Location

Cnr King & Batman Sts
West Melbourne 3003

 

T 03 9329 0903
E office@sjoc.org.au

 

Service Times

Sunday: 10:00 am
Wednesday: 12:30 pm