ImagesAerial Images - John Therry Catholic High SchoolOur Lady Help Of Christians ParishFrank BugejaAlexandra Vainauskas
To access a detailed written history of the new church, click here.
A view of the new bus shelter and stairs to the Primary School
The back of the new church with the frame of the second bell tower just added
On Sunday 3 September we had the Blessing of the Land on which the Church is to be built. The Reverend Peter Ingham - Bishop of Wollongong celebrated the 10.00am Mass, after which parishioners processed up to the land for the official blessing and dedication of the site for the new church.
John Taylor & Co, located at Loughborough, Leicestershire in England and commonly known as Taylor's Bell Foundry, Taylor's of Loughborough, or simply Taylor's, is the world's largest working bell foundry. It has been commissioned to make the bells for the new church.
From the John Taylor Website:
Australia, Rosemeadow, NSW, The R C Church of Our Lady Help of Christians: A contract has been placed for a new light ring of eight bells (Tenor 5 cwts in the key of C). Four new bells (Nos 2,3,4,& 7) will be cast to match four existing harmonically tuned bells that have been stored at our Foundry. New fittings will be manufactured for all eight bells, and a bellframe design will be supplied to Ron Shepherd, who will manufacture it locally and install the bells. A Taylor 1909 bell weighing 21 cwts will also be supllied via the Keltek Trust as a bourdon bell to the new ring. (Update: The construction of the tower to house these bells is underway but will not be completed until late in 2018. The new bells have been cast and all eight have now been tuned. Work on the headstocks and wheels has also been completed.)
The following article was taken from Journey - News from the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong (Winter 2019 | Number 67)Reproduced with permission
The following article was taken from The Catholic Diocese of Wollongong WebsiteReproduced with permission
The following article was taken from Journey - News from the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong (Summer 2017 | Number 64)Reproduced with permission
Report on the New Church in the Campbelltown Macarthur Advertiser2 November 2016