About the Book

This book occupies a small place in the ongoing story of Christian belief and its body of believers. From its beginnings in 1855, with the establishment of the first St Jude’s Church, to the creation of a new church building in 1865, St Jude’s has played an important part in the lives of many thousands of people. The celebration of new life, the making of vows and forging of ties, the remembrance of life spent, the opportunity to play, to sing, and in the case of St Jude’s, to ring bells, is secondary to the nurturing of spiritual growth and understanding. For those who have entered and stayed awhile, St Jude’s Church has been a spiritual home and family and will continue to remain so for as long as people hold to the Christian faith.

About the Author

Ron Ringer is a business communications consultant, consulting historian and the published author of numerous educational textbooks and business histories. 

St Judes’ 150th anniversary publication, Summoned by Bells, is not an ordinary parish history. It explores the church’s history as a part of the history of Randwick and indeed Australia, linking it to social and political developments, wars, depressions, and notable personalities.

It is a beautifully produced glossy volume containing over 200 plates, some in colour and others in black and white. Anyone from browser to serious researcher will find this book to be both interesting and useful.


we would love to give you a copy of Summoned by Bells for free if you come to the church office, or we can post one to you for a fee of $20, which can be paid wither by cheque or EFT. 


Please post us your cheque for $20, together with a note saying, “Please send me a copy of Summoned by Bells” and include the address to which you would like the package sent.

St Judes’ postal address is:

St Jude’s Anglican Church

PO Box 287

Randwick NSW 2031

Electronic Funds Transfer

If paying for postage electronically, please transfer $20 to the church bank account:

BSB: 032-056

Account No: 11 1857

Bank: Westpac, Randwick

And enter “Summoned by Bells” into the transfer description.

Then send an email to contact@stjudesrandwick.org.au asking for a copy of the book, specifying the date of the funds transfer and the address to which you would like the book sent.

You will definitely enjoy the read!