CALGARY - CH : CANADA - AB

*Location:

   Christ Church
   Elbow Park
   8th Street at 34th Avenue SW
   Calgary, Alberta, Canada
   LL: N 51.02317, W 114.08347
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*Ringers:

   Christ Church Bell Ringers
   c/o Geoff Williams, Tower Captain
   T: (403)286-8097
   E: geoffpv@shaw.ca
   (postal c/o church office)

      Verify the current ringers' contact(s) at the NAGCR Website.

*Contact:

   Christ Church Bell Ringers
   c/o Christ Church
   3602--8th Street SW
   Calgary, AB  T2T 3A7
   T: (403)243-4680
   E: christch@telusplanet.net
      chrichur@telus.net
   Web: www.christchurchcalgary.org

*Schedule:

   Practice Friday 1830-2015;
   service Sunday 1000-1030.
   No ringing when temperature/wind-chill
   is below -25 degrees C.

*Remarks:

   One source states some G&J bells
   installed as late as 1958, with 3 bells
   by Taylor, 1956.  Another source
   reports this as the last ring cast by
   G&J, though installed by Taylor.  A
   third source reports all designed by
   G&J, which cast 3 basses, while
   Taylor cast 5 trebles.  A fourth source
   confirms this and adds that the three
   Taylor trebles are dated 1956 while
   the two Taylor mids are undated, but
   all bear the G&J name and all were
   tuned by G&J.  The transcription of the
   G&J foundry records shows the three
   basses as 1955, three mids as "n.d."
   and two trebles as 1952.

*Technical data:

   Ring of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ROPE  /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1957
     with bells made by Gillett & Johnston and Taylor
   Year of latest technical information source is 2008

*Links:

The church Website has a small photo of the building on the home page, with the tower partly visible.  There is a long illustrated page about the bells (under the Parish Life menu), with a better photo of the tower; it also has the ringing schedule, contacts, links, etc.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American rings by pitch/weight.
Ranking among all North American rings by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American rings by year of completion.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).

Index to all tower bell instruments in AB.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 28-Jan-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/12/30
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/04/27


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