St.John's Anglican Church Cumberland & Duke Streets Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada LL: N 44.37808, W 64.31151
Peter Allen PO Box 98 Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
St.John's Church *parcel: 81 Cumberland Street Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0 *postal: PO Box 238 Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0 T: (902)634-4994 F: (902)634-4231 E: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
For Sunday services & special events; also 1400-1430 daily in Jul-Oct.
The church was largely destroyed by fire (arson) on 1 November 2001; the largest bell fell and was cracked; two others were slightly cracked by the fire; the chimestand was destroyed. All 10, plus the 1813 service bell by Mears of London, were removed for repair and refurbishing. The church was rebuilt, using recovered materials to the maximum extent. Nov.2003: bells re-installed (three recast, tenor by Whitechapel and the others by MW&Co to Meneely profiles). Jan.2004: new chimestand by Peter Allen is done; reconstruction continues. Jul.2005: rededicated. One further bell later cracked as a result of undiscovered fire damage, and a replacement was cast by M&W.
Traditional chime (chimestand) of 10 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is F# in the middle octave Transposition is up 1 semitone(s) Keyboard range: F G / NONE There is one added semitone 1 bells were recast or replaced in 2005 by Meeks,Watson Prior history: In 2003, 3 bells were recast or replaced with bells made by Meeks,Watson (3 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 1902, the complete instrument was installed with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt (7 bells remain from that work.) Year of latest technical information source is 2007
Post-fire photos by Daniel Hopkins:
Detailed chronology of the post-fire recovery process, with many photos. It starts from today and works backwards, so if you want to read about it in order, go to the bottom of the page on the oldest "Archived News Updates" and scroll upwards.
A page of Lunenburg photographs by Robert R. Williams (all clickable for enlarged versions) includes two which show the top of the rebuilt tower.
Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the
Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meeks & Watson bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meeks & Watson bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
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 NS.
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