"Hidden from view, but certainly not out of earshot, are The Adelaide Bell Ringers -- a group of around 30 local ringers who ring in Adelaide's five churches equipped with bell towers. President of the group Matthew Ball and Vice-President Matthew Sorell are devotees of the tradition that harks back to as early ass the 14th century. 'Ringing for me is the perfect combination of music, public performance, collaborative team work, mathematics and mental exercise', Matthew Sorell says, 'And there's something [great] about making a loud public noise'." "With the current Adelaide community of ringers aged between seven and 80 it's certainly a collaboration of all ages and backgrounds". Adelaide "is at the forefront of training with the St. Peter's Cathedral Adelaide Ringing Centre -- a state-of-the-art facility allowing for practice with dumbbells (soundless training weights that replicate the feeling of ringing a sounded bell). .... 'The Adelaide Ringing Centre is an ecumenical training facility supporting ringers from the Anglican and Catholic dioceses as well as the Town Hall. It features a classroom, extensive library, and eight dumbbells', Matthew Sorell says. 'It usually takes over a year, and a lot of excellent technique, before you are ready to ring the bells at the Cathedral'."
This article "first published in 'Guardian' the Magazine of the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide".