North American traditional carillons
by religious denomination

In this index, 179 of the traditional carillons in North America are grouped according to the religious denomination associated with the owning institution or with the building in which the carillon is located.  Those denominations (or denominational groups) are as follows: Within groups, sites are listed by the year in which they first contained a tower bell instrument of any kind (other than a single bell).

Denominational names are current, but where a denominational association has changed since the installation of an instrument, the original association is shown.  Note that a chapel at an educational institution may have a denominational affiliation even though the institution as a whole does not.

Denomination unknown

When the denominational associations (or non-association) of these institutions are determined, these entries will be moved to the appropriate sections of this index.  If you have any information about the situation of one of these institutions, please send a message to explain it.
MCDONOGH                      : USA - MD     1898
   Tagart Memorial Chapel 
   McDonogh School 
MIDDLEBURY                    : USA - VT     1915
   Mead Memorial Chapel 
   Middlebury College 
NEW WILMINGTON                : USA - PA     1935
   Westminster College 
ALFRED                        : USA - NY     1937
   Alfred University 
CHARLESTON - C                : USA - SC     1955
   The Citadel  (Military College) 
ROANOKE - HC                  : USA - VA     1959
   Jessie Ball DuPont Chapel 
   Hollins University 
   (formerly Hollins College) 
CLEMSON - CU                  : USA - SC     1987
   Tillman Hall 
   Clemson University 
ERIE - PS                     : USA - PA     2002
   Larry and Kathryn Smith Chapel 
   Penn State Erie, The Behrend College 

Episcopal (USA) or Anglican (Canada)

NEW YORK - STT                : USA - NY     1874
   St.Thomas Church (Episcopal)
PHILADELPHIA - HT             : USA - PA     1883
   Holy Trinity Church (Episcopal) 
DES MOINES - STP              : USA - IA     1896
   Cathedral Church of St.Paul (Episcopal) 
EVANSTON - SW                 : USA - IL     1901
   Seabury-Western Theological Seminary 
FORT WASHINGTON               : USA - PA     1913
   St.Thomas' Episcopal Church 
PLAINFIELD                    : USA - NJ     1923
   Grace Episcopal Church 
COHASSET                      : USA - MA     1924
   St.Stephen's Episcopal Church 
MORRISTOWN                    : USA - NJ     1924
   St.Peter's Episcopal Church 
GUELPH                        : CANADA - ON  1926
   St.George's Anglican Church 
VALLEY FORGE                  : USA - PA     1926
   Washington Memorial Chapel (Episcopal)
   Valley Forge National Historical Park 
CHICAGO - STC                 : USA - IL     1927
   St.Chrysostom's Episcopal Church 
GATES MILLS                   : USA - OH     1927
   Church of St.Christopher-by-the-River
BLOOMFIELD HILLS - CCC        : USA - MI     1928
   Christ Church Cranbrook (Episcopal) 
DANBURY - STJ                 : USA - CT     1928
   St.James Episcopal Church 
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS - STP       : USA - OH     1929
   St.Paul's Episcopal Church 
HARTFORD - TC                 : USA - CT     1932
   Chapel Tower 
   Trinity College 
CONCORD - S                   : USA - NH     1933
   Chapel of St.Peter and St.Paul 
   St.Paul's School 
GLENDALE - CT                 : USA - OH     1933
   Convent of the Transfiguration 
RUMSON                        : USA - NJ     1934
   St.George's-by-the-River Episcopal Church 
GROSSE POINTE FARMS - CC      : USA - MI     1935
   Christ Church (Episcopal) 
CHARLOTTESVILLE               : USA - VA     1947
   Christ Episcopal Church 
NEW CANAAN                    : USA - CT     1948
   St.Mark's Episcopal Church 
NEW YORK - STM                : USA - NY     1949
   St.Martin's Episcopal Church
HOUSTON - STJ                 : USA - TX     1952
   St.John the Divine Episcopal Church 
WACO - STA                    : USA - TX     1953
   St.Alban's Episcopal Church 
CORPUS CHRISTI - CGS          : USA - TX     1954
   Church of the Good Shepherd 
SEWANEE - 1                   : USA - TN     1958
   All Saints Chapel 
   The University of the South 
WILLIAMSVILLE                 : USA - NY     1959
   Calvary Episcopal Church 
WASHINGTON - NC/1             : USA - DC     1963
   Washington National Cathedral 
AIKEN                         : USA - SC     1964
   St.Thaddeus Episcopal Church
MIDDLETOWN - A                : USA - OH     1964
   Episcopal Church of the Ascension
SPOKANE - C                   : USA - WA     1968
   Cathedral of St.John the Evangelist 
SHARON                        : USA - PA     1969
   St.John's Episcopal Church 
CLEARWATER                    : USA - FL     1982
   Episcopal Church of the Ascension 
DALLAS - SMK                  : USA - TX     2005
   St.Mark's School of Texas
OOLTEWAH                      : USA - TN     2006
   St.Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church
SCOTTSDALE                    : USA - AZ     2006
   Saint Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church
SAN JOSE                      : USA - CA     2016
   Trinity Cathedral
   (formerly Trinity Episcopal Church)

Baptist

NASHVILLE - BU                : USA - TN     1928
   Belmont University 
   (formerly Belmont College) 
GREENWOOD - CSMBC             : USA - SC     1948
   Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church 
BIRMINGHAM - SU               : USA - AL     1968
   Harwell Goodwin Davis Library 
   Samford University 
CORPUS CHRISTI - FBC          : USA - TX     1976
   First Baptist Church (SBC)
WINSTON-SALEM - WF            : USA - NC     1978
   Wait Chapel 
   Wake Forest University 
HUNTSVILLE                    : USA - AL     1987
   First Baptist Church (SBC)
WACO - BU/2                   : USA - TX     1988
   Baylor University 

Christian (Disciples of Christ)

SAN ANTONIO - CC              : USA - TX     1953
   Central Christian Church 

Christian Science

ELSAH - 2                     : USA - IL     1998
   Chapel 
   Principia College 

Church of Christ

NASHVILLE - LU                : USA - TN     1999
   Lipscomb University 

Roman Catholic

NOTRE DAME                    : USA - IN     1856
   Basilica of the Sacred Heart (RC)
   University of Notre Dame du Lac 
PHILADELPHIA - STV            : USA - PA     1900
   Miraculous Medal Shrine (RC)
   (formerly St.Vincent's Seminary)
GLOUCESTER                    : USA - MA     1922
   Church of Our Lady of Good Voyage (RC)
NEW MILFORD                   : USA - CT     1931
   Chapel of Our Lady 
   Canterbury School 
HAMILTON - CCK                : CANADA - ON  1933
   Cathedral of Christ the King (RC)
OTTAWA - STJ                  : CANADA - ON  1940
   Église St-Jean-Baptiste 
MONTREAL - O                  : CANADA - QU  1956
   Oratoire St-Joseph du Mont-Royal 
     (St.Joseph's Oratory) 
MILWAUKEE - MU                : USA - WI     1967
   Marquette University 
WASHINGTON - NSIC             : USA - DC     1963
   National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception 
TUXTLA GUTIERREZ              : MEXICO       1981
   San Marcos Cathedral 
DETROIT - STMR                : USA - MI     2002
   St.Mary's of Redford Catholic Church 
BLOOMFIELD HILLS - STH        : USA - MI     2004
   St.Hugo of the Hills Catholic Church 
DALLAS - CG                   : USA - TX     2005
   Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe (RC)
     (Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe) 
     (orig. Cathedral of the Sacred Heart)
SAN LUIS POTOSI               : MEXICO       2010
   Catedral Metropolitana

Lutheran

  Curiously, the chronological order of these four installations is the same as the alphabetical order of their city names.
GREEN BAY - FL                : USA - WI     1957
   First Evangelical Lutheran Church 
HOUSTON - TLC                 : USA - TX     1957
   Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS)
READING - SLC                 : USA - PA     1964
   Schwarzwald Lutheran Church (ELCA)
SAINT LOUIS - CS              : USA - MO     1971
   Concordia Seminary 

Masonic

  Although strictly speaking the Masons are not a religious denomination, the designation of this building as "Cathedral" reflects a religious aspect of the organization which does not belong under any of the regular denominations.
INDIANAPOLIS - SRC            : USA - IN     1929
   Scottish Rite Cathedral (Masonic) 

Methodist

DALLAS - HP                   : USA - TX     1926
   Highland Park United Methodist Church 
PHILADELPHIA - FM             : USA - PA     1927
   First United Methodist Church of Germantown 
SPRINGFIELD - TM              : USA - MA     1928
   Trinity United Methodist Church 
DURHAM - DU                   : USA - NC     1932
   Chapel
   West Campus 
   Duke University 
LANSING - C                   : USA - MI     1951
   Central United Methodist Church 
ABILENE - MMC                 : USA - TX     1952
   McMurry University 
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS - CS        : USA - OH     1952
   Church of the Saviour 
OKLAHOMA CITY - STL           : USA - OK     1956
   St.Luke's United Methodist Church 
DENVER - CWC                  : USA - CO     1961
   Colorado Women's College 
SIMSBURY                      : USA - CT     1986
   Simsbury United Methodist Church 
PLAINFIELD                    : USA - IL     2014
   Plainfield United Methodist Church 

Mormon

PROVO                         : USA - UT     1975
   BYU Centennial Carillon Tower 
   Brigham Young University

Non-denominational
or inter-denominational

NEW YORK - RC                 : USA - NY     1925
   Riverside Church (interdenominational: ABC/UCC) 
CHICAGO - UC                  : USA - IL     1932
   Rockefeller Memorial Chapel 
   University of Chicago 
CULVER                        : USA - IN     1951
   Memorial Chapel 
   The Culver Academies 
   (formerly Culver Military Academy) 

Presbyterian or Reformed

SAINT PAUL - HHPC             : USA - MN     1923
   House of Hope Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
BIRMINGHAM - FPC              : USA - AL     1924
   First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) 
DETROIT - JAPC                : USA - MI     1926
   Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church 
GROSSE POINTE FARMS - GPMC    : USA - MI     1927
   The Grosse Pointe Memorial Church 
     (Presbyterian/PCUSA) 
STAMFORD - FPC                : USA - CT     1947
   First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
JACKSON - FP                  : USA - TN     1954
   First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
OKLAHOMA CITY - WPC           : USA - OK     1954
   Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
BLOOMFIELD HILLS - KH/1       : USA - MI     1960
   Kirk in the Hills (Presbyterian/PCUSA) 
NEWARK - S                    : USA - OH     1964
   Second Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
CHARLOTTE - CPC               : USA - NC     1966
   Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) 
SHERMAN                       : USA - TX     1967
   Wynne Chapel 
   Austin College 
CLEVELAND - CC                : USA - OH     1968
   The Church of the Covenant (Presbyterian/PCUSA) 
GASTONIA - FPC                : USA - NC     1973
   First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
MEMPHIS - I                   : USA - TN     1981
   Idlewild Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
BELMONT - FPC                 : USA - NC     1984
   First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
CHARLOTTE - MPP               : USA - NC     1985
   Myers Park Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
GARDEN GROVE                  : USA - CA     1990
   The Crystal Cathedral 
LA PORTE                      : USA - IN     2004
   The Presbyterian Church of La Porte 
BRYN MAWR - P                 : USA - PA     2005
   Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church 

Quaker

WILMINGTON --                 : USA - OH     1960
   Wilmington College 

United Church of Christ
United Church of Canada

  The American UCC resulted from the 1957-61 merger of the Congregational Christian Churches with the Evangelical and Reformed Church, the latter having been formed in 1934 by the merger of the Evangelical Synod of North America with the Reformed Church in the United States (RCUS).
The Canadian UCC resulted from the 1925 merger of the Methodist Church, Canada with the Congregational Union of Canada and about 70% of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.
TORONTO - MUC                 : CANADA - ON  1922
   Metropolitan United Church 
MERCERSBURG                   : USA - PA     1926
   Chapel 
   Mercersburg Academy 
HOLLAND                       : USA - PA     1930
   Trinity Reformed Church (UCC) 
LINCOLN - FP/1                : USA - NE     1931
   First-Plymouth Congregational Church 
STORRS - CC                   : USA - CT     1931
   Storrs Congregational Church (UCC)
WELLESLEY                     : USA - MA     1931
   Wellesley College 
NEW BRITAIN - FCC             : USA - CT     1967
   First Church of Christ, Congregational 
WEST HARTFORD                 : USA - CT     1969
   First Church of Christ, Congregational 

Denomination not applicable

Institutions listed in this section have no known religious affiliation.  Most are public (governmental or educational).
AMES                          : USA - IA     1899
   Iowa State University 
BEREA - 2                     : USA - KY     1917
   Draper Building 
     (Jessie Preston Draper Memorial) 
   Berea College 
BERKELEY - UC                 : USA - CA     1917
   University of California at Berkeley 
NORTHAMPTON - 1               : USA - MA     1919
   Smith College 
NEW HAVEN - YU/1              : USA - CT     1921
   Yale University 
SIMCOE                        : CANADA - ON  1925
   Norfolk County War Memorial 
CEDAR FALLS                   : USA - IA     1926
   University of Northern Iowa 
ALBANY - CH                   : USA - NY     1927
   City Hall 
OTTAWA - PT                   : CANADA - ON  1927
   Peace Tower 
   Houses of Parliament 
PRINCETON - PU                : USA - NJ     1927
   Princeton University 
TORONTO - UT                  : CANADA - ON  1927
   University of Toronto 
EAST LANSING                  : USA - MI     1928
   Michigan State University 
LAKE WALES - B                : USA - FL     1928
   Bok Singing Tower 
   Bok Tower Gardens
NORWOOD                       : USA - MA     1928
   Norwood Memorial Municipal Building
     (Soldiers Memorial, WW I) 
ROCHESTER                     : USA - MN     1928
   Mayo Clinic
MARIEMONT                     : USA - OH     1929
   Thomas J. Emery Memorial Carillon Tower 
   Dogwood Park 
ROCHESTER - UR                : USA - NY     1930
   Rush Rhees Library
   River Campus
   University of Rochester 
RICHMOND - WM                 : USA - VA     1932
   Virginia Soldiers' War Memorial 
ANN ARBOR - UM/1              : USA - MI     1936
   Marion Leroy Burton Memorial Tower
   Main Campus
   University of Michigan
AUSTIN - 2                    : USA - TX     1936
   The University of Texas 
MADISON - UW                  : USA - WI     1936
   University of Wisconsin 
AMHERST - UM                  : USA - MA     1937
   Old Chapel 
   University of Massachusetts 
   (formerly Mass. State College)
LURAY                         : USA - VA     1937
   Luray Singing Tower 
   Luray Caverns 
SPRINGFIELD - HPC             : USA - MA     1937
   Hillcrest Park Cemetery 
FREDERICK - BP                : USA - MD     1941
   Baker Park 
STANFORD                      : USA - CA     1941
   Hoover Tower 
   Stanford University 
DAYTON - D                    : USA - OH     1942
   Deeds Memorial Tower 
   Carillon Historical Park 
NIAGARA FALLS - RB            : CANADA - ON  1948
   Rainbow Tower
   Rainbow Bridge 
LAWRENCE - KU                 : USA - KS     1951
   World War II Memorial Campanile 
   University of Kansas 
WICHITA FALLS - MSU           : USA - TX     1952
   Midwestern State University 
MISSOULA                      : USA - MT     1953
   University of Montana 
ARLINGTON                     : USA - VA     1954
   Netherlands Carillon Gardens 
NORTHFIELD                    : USA - VT     1956
   Norwich University 
SPRINGFIELD -  TR             : USA - IL     1962
   Washington Park 
MEXICO CITY - BNOP            : MEXICO       1963
   Torre Insignia
   (ex Banco Nacional de Obras
       y Servicios Públicos (Banobras))
RIVERSIDE - UC                : USA - CA     1966
   University of California 
VICTORIA - NCC                : CANADA - BC  1967
   Centennial Carillon Tower 
SANTA BARBARA                 : USA - CA     1969
   University of California
BLOOMINGTON - 1               : USA - IN     1971
   Indiana University 
BLOOMINGTON - 2               : USA - IN     1971
   Music Building Addition 
     (or Music Annex) 
   Indiana University 
MORGAN CITY                   : USA - LA     1971
   Brownell Memorial Park 
LUBBOCK - TTU                 : USA - TX     1974
   Texas Tech University 
TORONTO - EP                  : CANADA - ON  1974
   Exhibition Place 
GREENCASTLE                   : USA - IN     1976
   DePauw University
WASHINGTON - ZP               : USA - DC     1976
   The National Zoo 
COVINGTON - GP                : USA - KY     1979
   Goebbel Park 
GAINESVILLE                   : USA - FL     1979
   University of Florida-Gainesville 
CENTRALIA                     : USA - IL     1983
   The Centralia Carillon Tower 
GLENCOE                       : USA - IL     1986
   Chicago Botanic Garden
HOUSTON - HV                  : USA - TX     1986
   Hillside Village (shopping center) 
POTTSTOWN - Mobile/1          : USA - PA     1991
   CariBelle 
ALLENDALE                     : USA - MI     1994
   Grand Valley State University 
ANN ARBOR - UM/2              : USA - MI     1996
   North Campus 
   University of Michigan
ATHENS                        : USA - WV     1997
   Concord University 
OMAHA - UNO                   : USA - NE     1988
   University of Nebraska at Omaha 
DENVER - DU                   : USA - CO     1999
   University of Denver
GRAND RAPIDS - GV             : USA - MI     2000
   DeVos Center
   Grand Valley State University 
NAPERVILLE                    : USA - IL     2000
   Millennium Carillon
KENNETT SQUARE                : USA - PA     2001
   Longwood Gardens 
SPRINGFIELD - SMS             : USA - MO     2001
   Southwest Missouri State University 
MUNCIE - BSU                  : USA - IN     2002
   Ball State University 
SUGAR GROVE - Mobile          : USA - OH     2008
   Chime Master - Eijsbouts
     Mobile Millennium Carillon
   Chime Master Systems World Headquarters
POTTSTOWN - Mobile/2          : USA - PA     2010
   DellaPenna Travelling Carillon
ROCHESTER                     : USA - MI     2014
   Elliott Carillon Tower
   Oakland University
SALISBURY - SU                : USA - MD     2015
   Samuel R. Brown Memorial Carillon
   Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons

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