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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will happily send you one. Tickets will also be available at the door.