Photo of bellringers in action

The Australian and New Zealand Association of Bellringers was formed in 1962 to promote the art of change ringing in our two countries. There are currently around 500 members who ring at more than 65 bell towers throughout Australia and New Zealand.

If you are not yet a ringer, we suggest you start with this short introduction to bellringing and our Association.

You can contact our association office bearers or local towers and ringers.


Updated: 24 November, 2020

20th Anniversary Celebrations of the Bell Tower, Perth new

The Bell Tower  The Bell Tower

Likely to be of interest even to those unable to be there in person, The Bell Tower is combining their 20th Anniversary celebrations with a Retirement party for Laura Ivey on 13 December. Please see the invitation and reply to if you are able to attend.

New Old Chiming Bell at Orange

The bell shown in these photos, first installed in the tower in 1926, has been rehung for chiming from the ground level by nominated people from the parish or local RSL. This helps fulfil the Church’s War Memorial role. A fuller report will appear in Summer issue of Ringing Towers.

Bell at ground level

Bell being hoisted by crane Bell entering tower

Jennifer Derrick
November 2020

Handbell Motion Controllers available

electronic handbells in use

You may be interested to purchase e-bells to allow handbell practice with a simulator or with a remote band.

See the ebells website where you will find information about their controllers, how to buy them and how to use them.

COVID-19 - Ringing Still Suspended at 28 Towers

At the peak, 64 ANZAB towers suspended ringing, as a precaution against COVID-19.

Currently the 28 towers listed below continue to have ringing suspended as a precaution against COVID-19.

At towers where ringing is occuring visitors are encouraged to "check ahead". It is very likely that the towers have restrictions on numbers and visitors may not be welcome. Furthermore, they may be ringing for services but not practicing, or vice-versa.

ANZAB branches have also suspended various activities. Contact them for further information.

Returning to Ringing

Lithgow announcement boad
  Notice at Hoskins Memorial Church

The following towers have provided information about their experience going into, and coming out of, COVID-19 restrictions, which you will find detailed in their tower page.

Safeguarding Guidelines

ANZAB CPR Training and First Aid Assistance

ANZAB offers funding to all towers for ringers to train in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid, to a maximum of two ANZAB members per tower. Each tower is also being offered a free poster providing details of CPR.

see other performance links on the
Peals & Quarters page

Updated: 10 November, 2020

COVID-19 Suspensions
See news item here for COVID-19 related suspensions.

Updated: 10 November, 2020

2020

11 December
20th Anniversary Event
Venue: The Bell Tower, Perth
Contact:

13 December
Laura Ivey Retirement and 20th Anniversary Event II
Venue: The Bell Tower, Perth
Contact:

2021

6-7 March
Sydney Ringing School
More information
Contact:

Facebook - follow ANZAB on Facebook

email - looktoanzab


2021

26 June - 200th anniversary of the invention of the Ellacombe Chimes

This is a very selective list in an ANZAB context. See also the CCCBR's list for events and anniversaries, and ringing.org's peal and quarter peal lengths for appropriate compositions.

about an event or anniversary to list here.

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2020

Latest issue:
vol.74, no. 4, Spring 2020

Ringing Towers cover

Find it on the Members' section.

Deadline for next issue:
4 January 2021.

New Zealand: Daylight Saving Time commenced on 27 September 2020 (UTC +13 hours) and will cease on 4 April 2021 (UTC +12 hours).

New South Wales, A.C.T., Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia: Daylight Saving Time commenced on 4 October 2020 (UTC +11 hours, South Australia UTC +10.5 hours) and will cease on 4 April 2021 (UTC +10 hours, South Australia UTC +9.5 hours).

Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory: No Daylight Saving Time.