New Refuge Deliverance Cathedral
     (formerly Christ Episcopal Church)
   Saint Paul and East Chase Streets
   Baltimore, Maryland, USA
   LL: N 39.30256, W 76.61455
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   Olivet Assembly General Office
   8300 Morganford Road
   St.Louis, MO  63123
   T: (314)450-8062
   E: Webform @




   This was the third building of Christ
   Church, which was closed in 1985 and
   sold to New Refuge in 1987.
   The chime was recast in part from 5
   bells by Thomas Mears of London, 1804,
   part of a ring of six installed in the
   first building of Christ Church,
   at Baltimore and Front Streets;
   three of those bells were lost while
   hidden during the War of 1812.
   (At least one of the surviving Mears
   bells went to the Church of the
   Messiah, and was later recast into a
   single McShane bell.)
   Jan.2021: Building sold to Olivet.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 13 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1908
     with bells made by McShane     
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2000

The church appears to have two Websites. The first seems incomplete, and has no information about the building or these bells.  The second has a sketch of the building at the top of the home page; about halfway down the page is a photo of the front of the building (though only the base of the tower is shown).  Again there is no mention of the bells.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane bellfoundry.

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in MD.

   This page was built from the database on 24-Feb-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/02/23
   and on technical data last updated on 2005/02/12

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