Lower belfry
   The Episcopal Church of
   West Willow Grove Avenue
     at St.Martin's Lane
   Chestnut Hill,
     Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 40.06539, W 75.20653
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*Ringers' contact(s):

   Philadelphia Guild of Change Ringers
   Bruce N. Butler, Tower Captain
   829 North 25th Street
   Philadelphia, PA  19130-1818
   H: (215)765-8736 

      Verify the current ringers' contact(s) at the NAGCR Website.


   8000 St.Martin's Lane
   Philadelphia, PA  19118-4101
   T: (215)247-7466


   Service Sunday 1215-1300, except
   2nd Sunday 1045-1115.
   Practice 1st & 3rd Wed 1915-2100.
   SEP-NOV 2010: Silent during masonry
   work on tower.


   Hung below the chime in the same tower.
   (See last Link below.)

*Technical data:

   Ring of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the treble octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ROPE  /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1980
     with bells made by Whitechapel 
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991


The church Website barely mentions these bells in a History paragraph (under Church Life).

The Philadelphia Guild of Change Ringers serves both St.Martin-in-the-Fields and St.Mark's Church.  Their Website also describes other rings (actual or potential) in and around Philadelphia.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American rings by pitch/weight.
Ranking among all North American rings by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American rings by year of completion.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).

Index to all tower bell instruments in PA, including the chime hung in the upper belfry of the same tower.


   This page was built from the database on  3-Oct-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/10/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2000/03/12

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