Bell Tower ringing at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

Photo: Mike Reshitnyk

Photo taken in 2006 of Neil Thomas and Peter Scott from London, England’s Whitechapel Bell Foundry lower the third of eight bells for repairs from the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity’s bell tower. Such bells are normally repaired once every hundred years. The Cathedral’s bells, which are rung regularly, date from 1830 and are the oldest change-ringing bells in North America.   

There will be demonstrations/explanations of English Change Ringing (bells) at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity this coming weekend, October 10, 11 and 12. The demonstrations explain how change ringing came about, how the bells and ringing are different from all other types of bells, and other information about change ringing through the years. We show the unique way in which the bells, the largest weighing close to a ton, are rung. The demonstrations last about 30 to 40 minutes, take place in the ringing chambre of Holy Trinity, and are free.

Please note these are not concerts or public performances but take place in the ringing chambre and are limited to about 15 people for each demonstration.

This is the final weekend of the free demonstrations.

In English: Saturday 10 am and 1 pm; Sunday at 1 pm; Monday at 10 am and 1 pm

In French: Saturday 11 am and 2 pm; Sunday at 2 pm; Monday at 11 am and 2 pm.

For further information, people can contact Douglas Kitson at 418-948-3358
or email to [email protected]