St.Francis Xavier Cathedral Wakefield Street at Victoria Square East Adelaide, South Australia, Australia LL: S 34.92878, E 138.60129
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. Hemisphere.
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.) Year of latest technical information source is 1996
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.
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