Possible 26 Bell Carillon for Geraldton’s World Famous

St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral

 

In the past year, twelve generous people/families/groups have donated towards the cost of obtaining and installing twelve bells into the Cathedral Bell Tower,  accessed from Sts Peter and Paul in Godalming, England. The acquisition of the bells has been arranged by Mr Laith Reynolds and he has also donated the largest of the them  in memory of Monsignor Hawes.

These bells  ranged in price from $3,000 - $12,000.

In addition to these bells, there is a proposal to add a further 14 bells to the Godalming set to make a full 26 bell carillon capable of playing a whole variety of tunes.

If this comes about, Geraldton and the Cathedral will boast one of only a few full carillons of bells in Australia which will draw visitors from far and wide to hear the bells chime at certain times of the day.

Donors will be sought in the near future to sponsor these additional bells but as yet we are unsure of the prices.   All the bells will be inscribed with the name of the donors and/or dedicated as per their wishes. There will also be a brass plaque on the wall on the north-east bell tower recording the names of all the donors.

 

 

If you wish to donate a bell or make an expression of interest please contact Fr Cross on (08) 99213221 or by email at heritage@diocese-geraldton.org

 

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