Church bell rings again

Church bell rings again Archdiocese of Wellington
Fr Nathaniel Brazil blesses the bell and tower at St Mary’s Church. Photo: Supplied

1 Nov 2019

Sue Seconi 

Fr Nathaniel Brazil of the Catholic parish of Whanganui – Te Pārihi Katorika Ki Whanganui, blessed the new bell tower and bell beside the church, during Sunday morning Mass on 1 September. The blessing was televised onto the projector inside the church for the congregation to see. The newly-restored bell rung constantly during the Gloria.

Six months previously the bell tower was pulled down due to rotten posts. The 150-year-old J Murphy bell, cast in Dublin, was cleaned, polished and lacquered, while a new tower was constructed and positioned outside the sacristy door. The bell-tower work has been part of the maintenance upgrade work being undertaken on St Mary’s Church.

Published in WelCom November 2019

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