Central Presbyterian Church
   Queen's Square at Grand River
     Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
   LL: N 43.35917, W 80.31671
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   Peter Goudy
   - and -
   John McDonald


   Central Presbyterian Church
   7 Queen's Square
   Cambridge, ON  N1S 1H4
   T: (519)623-1080
   E: music/@/cpcmail .ca  [Music Ministry]
      office/@/cpcmail DOTca  [Office]


   For 30 minutes before Sunday service,
   after which tenor is swung.


   Added semitone is flat 7th.
   Tenor still swings by rope.
   2021-22: Tower shrouded for slate and
   stonework restoration.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     E F#  /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1906
     with bells made by McShane
   Auxiliary mechanisms: W1
   Tower details:
     Height of console:                  9 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   16 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  18 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:    %
   Year of latest technical information source is 2008

The church Website has a History page that contains a section about the chime, with two historical photos.

Photo of the church

News article about this chime and its players

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 ON.

   This page was built from the database on  3-Mar-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/02/24
   and on technical data last updated on 2021/09/30

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