St.Francis Xavier Cathedral
   Wakefield Street at Victoria Square East
   Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
   LL: S 34.92878, E 138.60129
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*Ringers' contact(s):

   Vin Piscino
   T: (08)8370 8792   C: 0414 779 006
   E: lochinvar/@/internode DOTon DOTnet

      Verify the current ringers' contact(s) at the ANZAB Website.




   Practice Monday 1900-2030;
   service Sunday 1030-1100, 1730-1800
   (not last Sunday evening of month);
   Saturday 1730-1800 by arrangement.


   The front seven bells from St.Mary
   Basilica, Sydney (cast in 1881 by
   Mears & Stainbank), retuned to a new
   tenor cast by Whitechapel in 1992;
   trebles added to make ring of 12 with
   sharp 2d.  Frame design & construction
   supervision by Bagot Bell.  Also has
   some kind of electric mechanism.
   Also in tower is Bishop Murphy's bell,
   cast by John Murphy of Dublin in
   1866 (or 1869), which at 2700 kg is the
   largest swinging bell in the S.

*Technical data:

   Ring of 13 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ROPE  /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   The instrument was enlarged in 1994
     with  6 bells made by Whitechapel  
   Prior history:
     In 1881, the instrument was begun elsewhere with  8 bells
       by Whitechapel 
       (7 bells remain from that work.)
       There were no added semitones
   Auxiliary mechanisms: *     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1996

The ANZAB Webpage about this ring has at least a photo of the tower, and possibly additional information.

The initial phase of this work is indexed under SYDNEY - STM, from whence it came.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Asia and the Pacific Rim chimes by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Asia and the Pacific Rim chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Asia and the Pacific Rim chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Australia.

   This page was built from the database on  4-Nov-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2011/12/26
   and on technical data last updated on 1996/06/06

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