Christopher O'Mahony

Christopher O'Mahony

CCCBR President 2017 - 2019

  • 1977 – started to learn ringing in Sydney;
  • 1981 – First peal;
  • I’ve rung over 850 peals, of which conducted over 100;
  • I’ve rung over 1000 quarter peals, of which conducted 430;
  • 1987 – elected to membership of the Ancient Society of College Youths;
  • 1989 to 1995 – served as Tower Captain at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney;
  • 1990 to 1991 – served as President of ANZAB;
  • 1991 – Attended my first Central Council meeting (as an alternate);
  • 2004 to 2007 – Ringing Master, NSW Branch of ANZAB (with an emphasis on teaching, training, recruitment and retention);
  • Since 2007 – represented ANZAB on Central Council;
  • Since 2007 – served on the Tower Stewardship Committee of Central Council (and Chairman of TSC 2009-2014);
  • 2007 to 2008 – served on the Public Relations Committee of Central Council;
  • 2008 to 2010 – Ringing Master, Rutland Branch of Peterborough Diocesan Guild of Change Ringers (with an emphasis on teaching, training, recruitment and retention).
  • 2011 to present – Ringing Master, St Mary’s Harrow on the Hill
  • 2014 to 2017 – Vice President of CCCBR
  • 2017 – President of CCCBR

Christopher learned to ring in Sydney, commencing in 1977.  Since then, he has rung all over Australia and New Zealand, as well as England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, North America and Belgium.  He served as tower captain at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney, and is currently ringing master of a thriving team at St Mary’s Harrow on the Hill.  Christopher has also held positions as branch ringing master in NSW and Rutland (not at the same time), and was President of ANZAB in the 1990’s.  Christopher became a CCCBR representative in 2007, serving predominantly on the Tower Stewardship Committee.  He was elected Vice-President of the Council in 2014, and President in 2017.  A major focus of his tenure as President is to encourage renewal and reform across all of CCCBR’s services for ringing.  He occasionally has time to ring peals and quarter peals, and particularly enjoys change ringing on handbells.

When not ringing, Christopher is currently Director of ICT at Harrow School.

This entry was written in July 2019.

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