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Armistice Centenary bell ringing

On 11 November 1918, many communities across the world celebrated the Armistice which ended the hostilities of the First World War by ringing bells.  

As part of Armistice Centenary commemorations on Sunday 11 November 2018, Remembrance Day, bells from bell towers across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom rang to mark this significance anniversary.

Over 20 Queensland organisations with bell towers participated in this initiative including:

  • Anglican Parish of Auchenflower-Milton, Milton 
  • Archerfield Airport – cadets ringing handheld bells
  • Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane
  • Grace Lutheran Church, Riverview
  • Morningside Uniting Church, Morningside
  • Pine Rivers Uniting Church, Kallangur
  • St Andrew's Anglican Church, South Brisbane
  • St Barnabas Anglican Church, Red Hill
  • St Brigid's Catholic Church, Red Hill
  • St Brigid’s Church, Rosewood
  • St Ignatius Church, Toowong
  • St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane
  • St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Enoggera
  • St Mary’s Anglican Church, Kangaroo Point
  • St Mary’s Church, Ipswich
  • St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, Rockhampton
  • St Paul’s Anglican Church, Maryborough
  • St Paul's Anglican Church, Samford
  • St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Nundah
  • Suncorp Stadium, Milton

This initiative complemented the Australian and New Zealand Association of Bellringers’ (ANZAB) activity.  ANZAB invited organisations to ring half-muffled bells during morning commemorative services followed by ‘quarter-peals’ throughout the afternoon. In Queensland this took place at St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane and St Andrew’s Anglican Church, South Brisbane―locations with specialist ‘full-circle change ringing’.

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Last updated
12 November, 2018

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