VICTORIA - CCC : CANADA - BC

*Location:

   North tower
   Christ Church Cathedral
   Quadra Street & Rockland Avenue
   Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
   LL: N 48.42236, W 123.35987
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*Ringers' contact(s):

   Christ Church Cathedral Guild
     of Change Ringers
   c/o Margaret Ketchen, Secretary
   4524 Rithetwood Drive
   Victoria, BC  V8X 4J6
   H: (250)598-1328
   E: mketchen@shaw.ca
   - or -
   Susan Benzon, NAG Area Representative
   616 Trutch Street
   Victoria, BC  V8V 4C5
   T: (250)477-3316
   E: novice1@telus.net

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

*Contact:

   Christ Church Cathedral
   912 Vancouver Street
   Victoria, BC  V8V 3V7
   T: (250)383-2714   F: (250)383-2744
   E: info@christchurchcathedral.bc.ca

*Schedule:

   Practice Tuesday 1900-2100;
   service Sunday 0845-0910, 1030-1055;
   last Sunday (except Lent & summer)
   1900-1925;
   Victoria Day (in May) 1330-1500

*Remarks:

   First 6 cast and dated 1935; next 2
   cast and dated 1936, when the octave was
   installed.  Last two trebles cast 1982,
   blessed and installed Jan.1983.

*Technical data:

   Ring of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ROPE  /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1983
     with  2 bells made by Whitechapel 
   Prior history:
     In 1936, the instrument was begun with  8 bells
       by Whitechapel 
       (8 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The Cathedral Website has photos of the building on the 'Our Cathedral' page (under Information), but doesn't mention the bells other than providing a link to the separate Cathedral Ringers' Website, which is very comprehensive.

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of 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 BC.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  3-Jan-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/01/02
   and on technical data last updated on 1991/06/23


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