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St Andrews at Lutwyche presents Christmas Carols with a difference this Sunday 16 December.
As one of the oldest churches in the Northside, they are blessed with 13 bells in the belfry, covering one and a half octaves, which enables carols and hymns to be played by percussion music. Each bell was blessed with the final 5 bells added in 1938 and blessed by Archbishop Wand, with each bell made in England at John Taylor & Co or Taylor's Bell Foundry, at Loughborough.
John Taylor & Co, commonly known as Taylor's Bell Foundry, Taylor's of Loughborough, or simply Taylor's, is the world's largest working bell foundry. Located in Loughborough, in the Charnwood borough of Leicestershire, England, the business originated in the 14th century and became Taylor's after the Taylor family took over in 1784.
The Christmas Carols at 5 pm on Sunday 16th December will have 30 minutes of bell ringing, so there is every reason for you to come with your bells on.
This line up is complemented by the Brisbane Symphonic Band and the BSB Swing Band. Come face to face with these talented musicians, some of whom have performed with Opera Queensland, and a number of cabaret-style concerts.
Why not take a picnic blanket and enjoy a summer's evening on the lawn with a sausage sizzle, and a Christmas stall. Please remember to bring your bags for market stalls. Cold drinks are also on sale.