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Talk: ‘The secret life of bell-ringers’

  • 24 Oct 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Br Hoffman Hall, St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney NSW 2000


  • Special pricing for members only. Joint members also have access to a joint ticket if both the husband and wife will be attending. Members may bring additional people as guests at this price: use the "guest" function to add the number of guests in addition to yourself.
  • This ticket option enables both members in a joint membership to attend. If you are inviting additional people to join you at the event, add them as ‘guests’.

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Our October speaker event will be given by the Captain of the Cathedral’s Bell Tower, Mr Murray-Luke Peard. Murray-Luke will be talking about the long tradition of change-ringing, especially at St Mary’s Cathedral.

The peal of bells currently hanging at the Cathedral is in fact the third since the church was built. There are fourteen bells in the central bell tower, with a maximum of twelve ever rung at once: any twelve of the bells makes up Australia’s heaviest twelve-bell peal. 

Come and be captivated by campanology by joining us in Brother Hoffman Hall (in the Cathedral’s grounds). You can enter the hall from the lower car-park next to Cathedral House, opposite the Crypt cloister.

The talk will last about 45 minutes, followed by questions, and then wine & cheese and other refreshments.

The event will be informative, fascinating, and convivial, so please come and join us after Vespers (5 p.m.) and Mass (5.30 p.m.) on 24th October. Non-members are certainly welcome, and there will be an opportunity to find out more about the Friends and to join on the evening.

Special half-price tickets are available for Members who buy online: if you are a member and cannot see the Members’ price of $5 each, then you will need to log in. If you do not have a password, please send an email to, and we will happily send you one. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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