HALIFAX - STJ : CANADA - NS

*Location:

   St.John's United Church
   Windsor & Willow Streets
   Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
   LL: N 44.65174, W 63.59789
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*Player:

   Alan W. Stewart
   80 Ochterloney Street, #304
   Dartmouth, NS  B2Y 4S5
   H: (902)461-4528   W: (902)424-8751
   E: AlStew /@/ eastlink DOTca

*Contact:

   St.John's United Church
   6225 Willow Street
   Halifax, NS  B3L 1P1
   T: (902)423-8498
   E: stjohnsunited@hfx.eastlink.ca

*Schedule:

   Sunday mornings

*Remarks:

   Added semitones sharp 4th and flat 7th;
   may have replaced an older chime.
   Hybrid keyboard has 13 batons in a
   straight line.
   2009: church closed, but not demolished
   as originally announced;
   congregation in temporary quarters
   elsewhere.
   Apr.2014: 5 smallest bells stolen from
   tower; one abandoned on sidewalk,
   others broken up for scrap before
   thieves were caught; one on floor of
   belfry, 7 remain in frame.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument (without any workable playing mechanism) of 13 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1920
     with bells made by Gillett & Johnston
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nC    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2014
*Links:

News article on theft of bells
News article with photo of bells left hanging, one lying on the floor of the belfry

Photo set of the bells and the previous chimer when they were still playable:

The church Website no longer exists. It used to have a photo of part of the building on the home page, and information about the chime on the Miscellaneous page.

Photos of chimestand and in belfry, by Joe Connors, from his AllChimes Website.

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

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 NS.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2014/04/24
*Photos:

(none available)

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