The Oldest Bell in Chicago

On Sunday, December 10th, the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour in Chicago celebrated the 40th anniversary of the installation of their single bell. This is no ordinary bell, however. This bell was bought from St. Mary’s Parish Church in Everton, Bedfordshire, England. Misfortune for St. Mary’s meant a welcome opportunity for the Church of Our …

Kindred Spirits

Up in Quebec, kindred spirits--Daniel Désormiers, Steffen Jowett, François Mathieu, and Michael Rowan--are also advocating for tower bells. A few quotes struck me. Rev. G. Malcolm Sinclair of the Metropolitan United in downtown Toronto says, "Instead of people saying, ‘We are part of this community, and the church speaks for us,’” soon, he says, the sentiment will …

Happy Easter!

The bells are off to Rome during this solemn time remembering Jesus' death. But they'll be back on Easter! And bringing eggs and candy with them.