PETROLIA : CANADA - ON

*Location:

   Christ Church (Anglican)
   Oil Street at Henry Avenue
   Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
   LL: N 42.8811, W 82.1442
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*Player:

   (none)
*Past chimers:
   Sylvia Fairbank
   ?-2018 Evelyn Ward de Roo
   Bonnie Harris
   Charlotte Mumberson

*Contact:

   Christ Church
   414 Oil Street
   Petrolia, ON  N0N 1R0
   T: (519)882-1430
   E: christchurchpetrolia@gmail.com

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Tower and chime survived a fire which
   destroyed the church in 1957, and were
   reinstalled in new building in 1958.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D#F   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1909
     with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2009
*Links:

The church Website has a page about the bells.

A YouTube video titled Christmas Greetings from the Belfry, 2012 has a long description of the chime and its history.

A blog page contains photos of the church and chimestand, with a brief description of the church.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) 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.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 28-Feb-19
   based on textual data last updated on 2019/02/27
   and on technical data last updated on 2009/07/19
*Photos:

(none available)

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