Church bells call us to prayer and witness to the presence of the church in the community. Church bells are so important that they traditionally undergo special prayers and exorcisms at their installation.
Mary Immaculate Church Bell
While we were ringing the Angelus during the lockdown periods, the bell has since fallen silent needing to undergo some repairs. Many people in the surrounding suburb, including non-Catholics, let us know how much they appreciated being able to hear the church bell.
We have taken this opportunity to undertake significant restoration to ensure the bell continues into the next generations and upgrade the equipment to toll the bell automatically. We will soon hear the bell again calling people to Mass and prayer with the ringing of the Angelus three times a day.
The bell restoration takes place in two stages. First a frame is built around the bell to support it in its