New Refuge Deliverance Cathedral
     (formerly Christ Episcopal Church)
   Saint Paul and East Chase Streets
   Baltimore, Maryland, USA
   LL: N 39.30256, W 76.61455
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   Olivet Assembly General Office
   8300 Morganford Road
   St.Louis, MO  63123
   T: (314)450-8062
   E: Webform @




   This was the third building of Christ
   Church, which was closed in 1985 and
   sold to New Refuge in 1987.
   The chime was recast in part from 5
   bells by Thomas Mears of London, 1804,
   part of a ring of six installed in the
   first building of Christ Church,
   at Baltimore and Front Streets;
   three of those bells were lost while
   hidden during the War of 1812.
   (At least one of the surviving Mears
   bells went to the Church of the
   Messiah, and was later recast into a
   single McShane bell.)
   Gift of Mrs. Wm. F. Cochran;
   originally in C 3835# w/swinging tenor,
   added semitones sharp 4th, flat 7th
   (foundry record 1908); recast lighter
   in 1910 because it was "too large".
   Jan.2021: Building sold to Olivet.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 13 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   All bells were recast or replaced in 1908
     by McShane     
   Prior history:
     In 1907, a complete instrument of 13 bells was installed
       by McShane     
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2000
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

The new owner's Website has a news article about the purchase of the building, with a large photo of it.

A Baltimore newspaper article (25 Jan 2021) reported the sale of the building, gave a bit of its history, and described the new owner.

A Facebook presence for New Refuge has minimal information.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane bellfoundry.
Where the final phase of 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 MD.

   This page was built from the database on 22-Oct-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/08/30
   and on technical data last updated on 2021/08/30

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