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Christ Church Beechworth has the only ring of tower bells in a Victorian rural community and is one of just six rings in regional Victoria.

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Christ Church Beechworth has a glorious ring of six bells in its 17-metre granite tower. Installed in 1994, it was the first ring of bells hanging in a Victorian country town.


The bells ring every Sunday, and for weddings, funerals and significant events. The parish also has a set of handbells occasionally used in services and concerts.


Change ringing practice occurs on Monday from 6pm. New members of the parish bellringers are always welcome.



St Mary, note B

Weight: 1 hundredweight (cwt) 2 quarters (qr) 21 pounds (lb) (85.7 kilograms)

Cast: Whitechapel Foundry, May 1993

Gift of the Albury and Wangaratta Bellringers in appreciation of Bishop Robert Beal’s ministry 1985-1994


Henry, note A

Weight: 1cwt 3qr 12lb (94.3kg)

Cast: Whitechapel Foundry, May 1993

Gift of Rob and Ruth Smith in memory of Henry Russell


Little Ben, note G

Weight: 1cwt 3qr 24lb (99.8kg)

Cast: John Taylor Foundry, 1958

Gift of Derrick Darby


Nancy Collins, note F#

Weight: 2cwt 0qr 11lb (107kg)

Cast: Whitechapel Foundry, April 1993

Gift of the Collins Family in memory of Nancy Collins


Bobby, note E

Weight: 2cwt 3qr 27lb (152kg)

Cast: Whitechapel foundry, April 1993

Gift through the Christ Church Beechworth Robert Hull Bell Appeal

St Aiden (tenor), note D

Weight: 4cwt 0qr 25lb (215kg)

Cast: John Taylor foundry, 1958

Gift of Ron Shepherd


Tower captain

Lloyd Beattie


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