BIRMINGHAM - STP : USA - AL

*Location:

   Family Life Center
   Cathedral of St.Paul (RC)
   22nd Street North,
     between 3rd & 4th Avenues North
   Birmingham, Alabama, USA
   LL: N 33.51787, W 86.80498
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]  or  Bing Maps
(Google's overhead photography was made before the tower was built.)
(Bing's overhead photography was made during the tower construction.)
Also see our own Map Use Hints.

*Ringers' contact(s):

   Birmingham Cathedral Ringers
   E: bhamcathedralringers@yahoo.com
   - or -
   Ted Clark
   H: (205)999-7116   W: (205)934-2370
   E: tclarkaway@aol.com

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

*Contact:

   Cathedral of St.Paul
   *parcel:
     2120 3rd Avenue North
     Birmingham, AL 35203
   *postal:
     PO Box 10044
     Birmingham, AL 35202-0044
   T: (205)251-1279   F: (205)251-1284
   - or -
   Bill Buckner
   E: bbuckner@sodaglaze.com

*Schedule:

   Saturdays 1800-; Sundays 1210-;
   practice Monday 7-9pm

*Remarks:

   Bells installed May 2006, before 
   completion of the tower.

*Technical data:

   Ring of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F# in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ROPE  /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 2006
     with bells made by Whitechapel 
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006
*Links:

The Cathedral Website includes photos of the construction of the Family Life Center and the bell tower, and offers three downloadable PDFs which include drawings of the bell tower.

The Cathedral ringers have a complete Website with photos.

Bill Buckner has provided a directory of photos which were taken at the trial ringing just after the bells were installed.  Individually, the photos are as follows:

A foundry photo article (3 pages) about the new ring

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel 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 AL.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 11-Oct-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/10/10
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/06/30
*Photos:

(none available)


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