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Heavy metal lovers: A night rehearsing with the St Matthew’s bellringers

Twice a week, church bells ring out through Auckland’s CBD. Sam Brooks meets the people who make it happen.

If you happen to be on the Victoria Park side of the CBD on a Tuesday night or a Sunday morning, you’ll hear the sound of eight bells ringing clear as, well, a bell. If you’re on the Queen St side of the CBD, it’s a little bit more muffled. It’s a beautiful sound, lending the central city, currently bogged down with City Rail Link disruptions and plagued with empty storefronts, a bit of rustic beauty.


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