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Getting started

The bells were dedicated and rung for the first time on Sunday 7 April 2013.

The church, bells and ringers were the subject of an ABC TV Compass program which screened for the first time on ABC1 at 6:30pm on Sunday, 28 April 2013. Compass is also available on ABC iview, and repeated on ABC2 - check for further information.

The Bells

Bell Note Diameter at Mouth Weight Founder Year Name  
Treble E 737 mm
29 in
248 kg
4cwt 3qr 14lb
Warner 1865 Our Lady and St James Our Lady and St James, Bangor, Wales, source of the bells
2nd D 762 mm
30 in
276 kg
Warner 1866 St David St David's Cathedral, Hobart, source of the frame
3rd C 838 mm
33 in
318 kg
Warner 1866 St Mary of the Cross Mary McKillop
4th B 864 mm
34 in
326 kg
Warner 1866 St Thomas One of three churches in this parish
5th A 927 mm
36.5 in
375 kg
Warner 1866 St Philip Neri One of three churches in this parish
Tenor G 1016 mm
40 in
510 kg
Warner 1866 St Leonard of Port Maurice Patron saint of this church

10th Anniversary Celebrations Naremburn

Group photo
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.

See also the Peal rung to commemorate the anniversary.

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