JERICHO COMMUNITY CENTRE
To reach the Community Centre you should head for Walton Street which is just north-west of the city centre and then take one of the roads down through Jericho, such as Cranham Street or Great Clarendon Street. The Centre is a Victorian building on the corner of Canal Street and Cardigan Street - diagonally opposite St. Barnabas Church.
About the church bells?
Originally the Church only had the single ‘Barney’s Bell’. In 1890, when the clock was installed, it was decided to add a set of tubular bells to ring the chimes and the hour strike, as well as a tune or ‘carillon’. The are driven by an elaborate mechanical contraption.
Where the name Jericho comes from?
The name Jericho is probably taken from the parable of the Good Samaritan. Traditionally the name was given to places where travellers who arrived after the town gates had closed at sunset could find lodgings overnight.