HAMILTON - STG : CANADA - ON

*Location:

   St.Giles United Church
     (was St.Giles' Presbyterian Church)
   Main Street East at Holton Avenue South
   Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
   LL: N 43.24887, W 79.84243
Site locator map
*Access:
   long nearly-vertical ladder

*Player:

   (none)

*Contact:

   New Vision United Church
   24 Main Street West
   Hamilton, ON  L8P 1H2
   T: (905)522-6843
   E: officeadmin @ newvisionunited.org
   - or -
   Rev. Ian Sloan
   E: revian @ newvisionunited.org

*Schedule:

   None; bldg disused (& partly stripped)

*Remarks:

   Added semitones sharp 4th & flat 7th.
   2015: St.Giles merged with Centenary
   and left this building, but retained
   ownership.
   2020: bells are now FOR SALE.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D#F   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1913
     with bells made by McShane     
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2012
*Links:

The Website of the merged congregation provides contact information, but does not mention the building that was left behind.  Google Streeview shows the name of the merged congregation on the signage for that building.  News articles from Feb-Mar.2021 reflect local disagreement on whether the building should now be demolished.

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 ON.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 19-Mar-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/03/17
   and on technical data last updated on 2014/03/05
*Photos:

(none available)

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