PITTSBURGH - SPC : USA - PA

*Location:

   Southminster Presbyterian Church
     (PCUSA)
   Washington Road (U.S.Hwy.19/Truck)
     at Castle Shannon Boulevard
   Mount Lebanon,
     Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 40.37763, W 80.04577
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*Ringers' contact(s):

   Alison Peters
   34 Castle Shannon Boulevard
   Pittsburgh, PA  15228-2202
   H: (412)563-4878
   E: apeters7/@/verizon.net

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

*Contact:

   Southminster Presbyterian Church
   799 Washington Road
   Pittsburgh, PA  15228-2088
   T: (412)343-8900   F: (412)343-2430
   E: rich@spchurch.org

*Schedule:

   Sunday 1200-1230 (1100-1130 in summer);
   practice Thursday 1930-2100

*Remarks:

   Back six were formerly in St.John's
   Church, Preston, Lancashire, England,
   as trebles of a ring of 10
   (4 cast in 1814, 2 in 1934); two new
   trebles cast in 2000 for this site.
   Installation by Eayre & Smith.

*Technical data:

   Ring of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G# in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ROPE  /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 2002
     with bells made by Whitechapel (dates as above)
   Year of latest technical information source is 2002

*Links:

The church Website has a fine photo of the building with its central "Peace" tower.  But its only mention of the tower bells and activities related to them is a link to the ringers' separate Website, which has extensive information and photos.

The Keltek Trust was involved in this project.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel bellfoundry, worldwide.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel bellfoundry, worldwide.
Where the final phase of 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 2002/12/19


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