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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.

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

Updated: 8 June, 2023

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A group photo from the celebrations

This news item is based on an article by Geoffrey Gemmell in the the May 2023 issue of A Ringing Note, available from the Members' section of this website.

St Leonard's Naremburn recently celebrated the tenth anniversaries of the dedication of the bells (7th April 2013) and the first ringing of the bells (25th April 2013). It was a wonderful celebration with over 30 people attending.

In addition to a meal and speeches on 23rd April, the bells' dedication was celebrated with a Quarter Peal on 16th April 2023. The quarter was conducted by Patricia Gemmell, one of the original Naremburn ringers, and dedicated to Richard Thomas, now deceased, one of the initial teachers.

Training in Darwin April-May 2023

ANZAB coordinated intensive training of new ringers in Darwin through April and May 2023 scheduling 13 ringers (from South Australia, Victoria, NSW, ACT and Queensland) to visit Darwin during this period to assist.

Ringers, Darwin, 2023
L-R: Kathi Downs (NSW), Elijah Shanahan (NT), Moses Shanahan (NT), Priscilla Yuen (NSW),
Claudio Rimondi (NT), Ron Shepherd (NSW)

Ron Shepherd was there for the majority of the time, with most other visitors staying for about one week. Visitors assisted in many different ways in addition to teaching handling. For example, Ian McCulloch and Matt Farthing installed sensors to allow use of a simulator.

With up to 5 lessons per week per learner, at the end of the first month we were able to include four Darwin ringers in rounds with one stander to supervise a couple of them. The hope is that by the end of May there will be at least six Darwin ringers ringing safely and confidently enough to ring without supervision.

Further recruitment and training will be considered at the end of this period.

Deryn Griffiths
12 May 2023

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: 7 June, 2023

Naremburn. St Leonard's
Service ringing cancelled 11 June.

Randwick. St Jude's
Service ringing cancelled 11 June.
Practice cancelled 13 June.

Updated: 30 May, 2023


9-12 June
ANZAB 2023 Festival and AGM.
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19 June
NSW-ACT Branch Practice
Sydney St Andrew's Cathedral, 6:00pm

30 Sept - 2 October
Sydney Ringing School.

3-5 October
Goulburn. ANZAB 12 Bell Weekend Extension.

6-8 October
Sydney. ANZAB 12 Bell Weekend.

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20 October - 50th anniversary of Sydney Opera House

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