St.Mark's Episcopal Church Locust Street btwn 16th & 17th Streets Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA LL: N 39.94876, W 75.16846
Philadelphia Guild of Change Ringers E: email@example.com - or - Tom Miller, Tower Captain 229 Howard Avenue Woodstown, NJ 08098-1249 H: (856)769-7264
Verify the current ringers' contact(s) at the NAGCR Website.
St.Mark's Church 1625 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA 19103-6304 T: (215)735-1416
Service Sunday 1000-1055, except 2nd Sunday 1220-1300. Practice 2nd & 4th Wed 1915-2100, and 2nd Sunday 1300-1430.
First 4 bells cast & installed 1876 in 8-bell frame, which remains in the tower; original tenor 18 cwt; other 4 bells arrived April 1878; all by Mears & Stainbank (Whitechapel). Octave rehung for ringing in 1999. Also in tower: Angelus bell, 700 lb., by Eijsbouts, 1999.
Ring of 8 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is F in the middle octave Transposition is not applicable Keyboard range: ROPE / NONE There are no added semitones The whole instrument was installed in 1878 with bells by Whitechapel (first 4 in 1876) Year of latest technical information source is 1990
The Philadelphia Guild of Change Ringers serves both St.Martin-in-the-Fields and St.Mark's Church. One part photographically documents the history of these bells, including their restoration in 1999. This Website also describes other rings (actual or potential) in and around Philadelphia.
Where 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 PA.
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