CATHEDRAL BELLS OF BATHURST
AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND ASSOCIATION OF BELLRINGERS
ANZAB was formed in 1962 to promote the ancient art of Change Ringing (campanology). ANZAB has more than 400 members ringing bells ‘full circle’ using rope and wheel at over 50 towers throughout Australia and New Zealand.
ANZAB has the authority to accept unconditional tax deductible donations in Australia. Over $300,000 raised in recent years for restoration of old rings of bells and the development of new ones in Australia (and New Zealand).
ANZAB publishes Ringing Towers magazine bi-monthly and holds an annual Festival of Ringing.
Change ringing is a fascinating hobby which people for all ages can take up. Recognised by the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme for 14 to 23 year olds as a service or skill.
Today in most states/islands, ringers from city and suburban towers regularly meet for joint ringing sessions. Some country towers also combine for ringing practices.
Aims and Objectives:
- To foster good relations between ringers, interchange of visits, promotion of the art of ringing towers.
- To encourage installation, restoration, augmentation and maintenance of rings of bells by providing technical, financial or other assistance.
- To foster and provide education and training in the art of change ringing and associated activities.
- To record and encourage the preservation of historical and archival material relating to bells and change ringing, including the recording of peals and quarter peals rung for the Association.
- To publish books, magazines and journals in the furtherance of the objects of the Association.
- To provide representation on the Central Council of Church Bellringers for ringers of Australia and New Zealand.
Further information about ANZAB can be found at their website at: http://www.anzab.org.au