The heavy bells of St Peter’s Cathedral, North Adelaide will join thousands of other bells ringing around the world on Monday 24 October – for the people of Aleppo, Syria.

An initiative of the Christian Church in Finland, the bells are a demand to end the ongoing killing in besieged Aleppo, as well as an outcry against the devastating impact on the population and infrastructure caused by the bombings on the 3,000-year-old city.

St Peter’s Cathedral bells will ring half-muffled from 6pm on Monday 24 October, United Nations Day, joining other Cathedral bells in Australia and across the world.

The Cathedral will be open to the public between 5.30pm and 6.30pm on Monday evening for people to light candles and pray.