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.

St. James Episcopal Cathedral, Chicago, IL

St. James Episcopal Cathedral in the Near North Side Chicago neighborhood is known for its exquisite choir and organ music. Not surprisingly, they complete their sacral soundscape with bells. The talented and gracious Stephen Buzzard, the organist and choirmaster, showed me around one afternoon. The chimestand for the ten-bell chime was replaced many years ago …