Iglesia la Luz del Mundo
   (was Central United Methodist Church)
   East Commerce & Bank Streets
   Bridgeton, New Jersey, USA
   LL: N 39.42892, W 75.23168
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   Iglesia la Luz del Mundo
   (The Light of the World Church)
   147 East Commerce Street
   Bridgeton, NJ  08302


   (Unused for many years)


   Dedicated June 20, 1909.
   Added semitone is flat 7th;
   tenor swings.
   CUMC closed Aug.31, 2014; the current
   congregation is primarily Spanish-

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D E   /    ----  
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1909
     with bells made by McShane     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: W1    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992

A news article from Aug.2014 announced the closure of the church, which was organized in 1885 and constructed the building in 1889; with a gallery of 4 photos of the building.  There is no indication of what would happen to the building.

A photo from the lost presence of the Iglesia still shows bells in the tower.

The Facebook presence of the Iglesia has only a tiny photo of part of the building. Where 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 NJ.

   This page was built from the database on 30-Jan-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/01/27
   and on technical data last updated on 2021/09/30

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