EXETER : CANADA - ON

*Location:

   Trivitt Memorial Church (Anglican)
     and Precious Blood Mission (RC)
   264 Main Street South
   Exeter, Ontario, Canada
   LL: N 43.353, W 81.482
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*Player:

   Friedhelm Hoffmann, Tower Captain
   E: trivittbells@gmail.com

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

*Contact:

   Trivitt Memorial Church
   *parcel:
     264 Main Street South
     Exeter, ON  N0M 1S5
   *postal:
     PO Box 253
     Exeter, ON  N0M 1S1
   T: (519)235-2565
   E: trivittmemorialchurch@hay.net

*Schedule:

   Ringing practice Saturday 1-4pm;
   service ringing Sunday 1030-35;
   chiming Saturday 1200-20, 1240-1300;
   service chiming Sunday 1035-1100,
   1230(approx)-1300

*Remarks:

   Originally the 6 bass bells were each
   hung for swinging in standard American
   style, with roping modified to permit
   them to swing full circle (but without
   stays); this made change ringing
   possible, though difficult.
   Original added semitone is flat 7th.
   Retuned, rehung and enlarged by
   Meeks, Watson & Co.; completion
   delayed by tower work.  Added bells are
   sharp 4th and treble; 6 original
   basses rehung with standard ringing
   fittings.  Chimestand on 3d floor,
   ringing room on 2d floor.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     F A   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 2015
     with bells made by Meeks,Watson
   Prior history:
     In 1890, the instrument was begun with 10 bells
       with bells made by McShane     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: R6    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2015
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The home page of the church Website has a rotating series of large photos; one shows part of the building, including much of the bell tower; another shows some of the new bell installation.
Dedication photo, showing the two new bells:

A separate Website about the bells seems to have been hijacked.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane bellfoundry.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meeks & Watson 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).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Why this chime was a milestone in North American chime history (1890).

Index to all tower bell instruments in ON.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 18-Jul-16
   based on textual data last updated on 2016/07/03
   and on technical data last updated on 2015/10/10
*Photos:

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