St Helen's Big Bell
The biggest bell in Malta
It could be said that the inhabitants of Birkirkara had always yearned for a very big bell, to put in the belfry of their magnificent baroque church, dedicated to St Helena. This is evident if only from the fact that the northern belfry of the church was built somewhat wider than the other. The big bell was to be placed there.
As early as 1891, Birkirkara had its first big bell, cast by Guze' Grech. Unfortunately, however, this bell did not last long. Another big bell was cast, this time by the master-artisan from Bormla, Gulju Cauchi. According to the press of that time, this bell had a wonderful tonality. Yet again, it did not last long. Fore more information visit http://www.bkara.com/bell.htm