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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.

Non-ringers might like this introduction to bellringing and to follow the instagram page 'AUS/NZ Bellringing'.

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

Updated: 15 January, 2022

New Tower for New Zealandnew

St Peter's Church
St Peter's, Upper Riccarton

As per The Ringing World (19 November 2021) and Ringing Towers (Summer 2021-22), eight bells (tenor 2cwt) donated by the Keltek Trust, with a frame made by Matthew Higby & Co. are to be installed in St Peter's Upper Riccarton. These are the bells donated following the earthquake (2011) with the intention of them being hung in a temporary tower near the Transitional (Cardboard) Cathedral.

Upper Riccarton is about 2km west of Christchurch. The stone church includes a substantial tower, empty except for an old Taylor bell, hung for chiming from the ground floor. Access is by a narrow spiral staircase to a square ringing chamber with a high ceiling. The church had recent repairs and earthquake strengthening.

When the bellringers approached the vicar and churchwardens to see if they would support the installation of these bells in the existing tower they were met with great enthusiasm.

The Christchurch Cathedral bellringers look forward to this tower as a temporary home, a place to bring on a new cathedral band, and an extra tower for the South Island of New Zealand, and for ANZAB, in the long term.

Mandy Spearing
January 2022

News from Rosemeadow

Alphabet Ring, December 2020

I rang the Tolling Bell regularly throughout Covid (one person in a small room made it possible) and for Remembrance Day.

We had the ring of bells programmed to play the hymn “Conditur Alme Siderum” to celebrate the 700th anniversary of first mechanical clock to play a named melody on its bells. It was played throughout Advent.

Brian Peaker
December 2021

Fred E Dukes International Bell Fund

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Applications are invited for grants from the Fred E Dukes International Bell Fund, for work carried out by the UK bell founders and bell hangers on bell restoration projects outside the UK and Ireland. Details of the allocation criteria and administration procedures and an application form are available from the CCCBR website or from me.

The closing date for applications is 31st January 2022.

November 2021

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.

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Updated: 19 January, 2022

Visitors are advised to check ahead at all towers due to COVID-19 health restrictions and related changes to ringing times.

Sydney. Christ Church St Laurence
Practice Tuesday, 18 January postponed to Friday, 21 January 6:00-7:00pm.

Randwick. St Jude's
No Service ringing 23 January.

Broadway. St Benedict's
No Practices during January.

Claremont. Christ Church
January service ringing changed to 8:30-9:00am.

Katoomba. St Hilda's
No ringing during January.

Naremburn. St Leonard's
No ringing until after 26 January.

South Brisbane. St Andrew's
No Service ringing during January.

Updated: 15 January, 2022


20 January
Sydney. 10/12 Bell Practice.
St Mary's, 6:15-8:15pm

22 January
Perth. Summer Party.
The Bell Tower

5 February
Perth. ART Module 1.
The Bell Tower

7 February
Sydney. 10/12 Bell Practice.
St Andrew's, 6:00-8:00pm

February (tbc)
NSW-ACT Branch Practice.

20 February
Sydney. NSW-ACT Branch Meeting.

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2 June - 60th anniversary of the formation of ANZAB

2 June - The first day of the four-day Platinum Jubilee of HM Elizabeth II

Possible dedication for the combined anniversary of Rung for the 60th Anniversary of ANZAB and in Honour of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

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

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Latest issue:
vol.76, no. 1, Summer 2022

Ringing Towers cover

Find it on the Members' section.

Deadline for next issue:
31 March 2022.

New Zealand: Daylight Saving Time commenced on 26 September 2021 (UTC +13 hours) and will cease on 3 April 2022 (UTC +12 hours).

New South Wales, A.C.T., Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia: Daylight Saving Time commenced on 3 October 2021 (UTC +11 hours, South Australia UTC +10.5 hours) and will cease on 3 April 2022 (UTC +10 hours, South Australia UTC +9.5 hours).

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