Music at Christ Church

Bell Ringing

Bell Ringing at Christ Church

We have a dedicated and enthusiastic group of ringers at Christ Church ranging in age from 10 to 70. We welcome ringers of all abilities and are always keen to introduce this addictive pastime to anybody wanting to learn. It can take from one to six months to master the art of change ringing and learners would also be welcome at other towers in Western Australia. Following the practice on the third Wednesday of the month, we go to a local restaurant for a meal and partners are very welcome to join us on this occasion.

For further information, contact the Tower Captain Mary Townsend.

The Bells

In May 1984, Mr Laith Reynolds (Vice President of the Australian & New Zealand Association of Bellringers) approached the Christ Church Parish Council offering the gift of a peal of six bells as a memorial to his brother Frank William Reynolds who died in 1972 at the age of 37.

The bells, cast by Gillett and Johnson of Croydon, Surrey, England, came from the church of St Paul's Canonbury, Islington, London. They had been installed there in 1920 as a memorial to those who gave their lives in WW1. The church was eventually deconsecrated and the eight bells were removed by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry. The two lighter bells are now the 3rd and 4th bells of the ring of eight at Rockingham Town Hall. 

The original set of ropes was donated by Christ Church Grammar School in the school colours of blue and gold.

Details of the Bells

Bell Note (B flat major scale) Diameter of bell - cm  Weight of bell - kg 
No 1   G 55.9 135
No 2 F 60.9 173
No 3 E flat   65.1 187
No 4 D 68.6 220
No 5 C 74.9 277
No 6 B flat 83.5 390


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