Bells have been used since medieval times to announce church services and 'change' ringing has been a part of our English heritage for over 350 years. The bell tower is home to eight bells, with the oldest bell from Kidderminster in England cast in 1754. Some previously saw service in churches in the United Kingdom while one used to bob about on a buoy in a North Sea shipping lane. One was cast new especially for Holy Trinity, and is a gift from the Orange Ex-Services Club.
The bells weigh a total of 1.75 tonnes with Trinity (or the Tenor), the heaviest bell at 367 kg.
In 2015, the first computerised bell ringing simulator in New South Wales was installed in the ringing chamber. It allows learner ringers to silently ring one bell, while the simulator acts as the seven other ringers and images on a flat screen monitor teach the trainee when to time his or her pulls.
The Orange Pealers are a group of highly successful bell ringers, winners of many competitions who practice on Tuesday evenings from 6.30 pm - 9pm.
If you are interested in coming to see how this unique ministry and call to worship is performed, pleaseContact us for more details.