The Bells and their Weights

The ring of bells was cast by John Taylor & Co. of Loughborough, England in 1946 and dedicated by the Lord Bishop of Adelaide, The Rt. Rev’d B.P. Robin, on St Peter’s day, June 29th, 1947.

Bell Cwt. Qrs. Lbs Kg
Treble 7 0 1 356.05
2 7 2 22 390.98
3 9 1 3 471.26
4 12 3 11 652.68
5 16 3 15 857.70
6 20 2 23 1051.83
7 27 1 21 1393.82
Tenor 41 1 0 2092.50


These bells are the heaviest ring of 8 in the southern hemisphere and the second heaviest ring of 8 in the world.

The inscription on the tenor bell (known as ‘GREAT FREDERIC’) reads:

ME FRATESQUE MEOS AD LAVDEM PATRIS ET
SPIRITUS SANCTI DONUM DEDIT
FREDERICUS ALLEN LAKEMAN
AD MCMXLI

(FREDERICK ALLEN LAKEMAN GAVE ME AND MY
BROTHERS FOR THE PRAISE OF THE FATHER,
THE SON AND THE HOLY GHOST
AD 1941)

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