St Leonard’s is the third Catholic Church in Sydney to have a peal of bells. They were rung for the first time on Sunday 7th April 2013, in celebration of the centenary of the laying of the foundation stone of the Church on 6th April 1913.
If you would like to book the bells for your wedding, you will find the application form (DOCX 31.4KB) on the Parish website.
The bells are rung by a group of parishioners and local residents, men, and women, young and old. Bell ringing provides physical and mental exercise and the opportunity to work together as part of a team. It’s about challenging oneself, creating community and having fun.
Bell ringing practice at St Leonard’s is on Thursday nights from 6.30 to 8 pm, while the bells are rung on Sundays from 9.50 to 10.30 am and 5.20 to 6 pm. Under the expert teaching of ringing master Thomas Perrins, the ringers are challenged to keep learning and keep striving for excellence, while having lots of fun at the same time.
The story of the journey of The Bells of St Leonard’s can be found here. (PDF 309.4KB)
New ringers are always welcome. You will need to be committed to regular practice as it does take some time to learn to handle a bell safely, after which you can be assured of a lifetime of learning in the art. If you would like to visit the bell tower or learn to ring, please contact the Tower Captain, Patricia Gemmell, at email@example.com