PHILADELPHIA - STMKL : USA - PA

*Location:

   St.Mark's Episcopal Church
   Locust Street btwn 16th & 17th Streets
   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 39.94876, W 75.16846
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*Ringers' contact(s):

   Philadelphia Guild of Change Ringers
   E: thebutlers@aol.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.

*Contact:

   St.Mark's Church
   1625 Locust Street
   Philadelphia, PA  19103-6304
   T: (215)735-1416

*Schedule:

   Service Sunday 1000-1055,
   except 2nd Sunday 1220-1300.
   Practice 2nd & 4th Wed 1915-2100,
   and 2nd Sunday 1300-1430.

*Remarks:

   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.

*Technical data:

   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

*Links:

The church's main Website is a model of accessibility, but no longer has a photo of the building.  The Music page links to information about the bells.

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.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  3-Jan-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/01/02
   and on technical data last updated on 2000/03/12


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