St.Luke's Episcopal Church
   Church and Pierce Streets
   East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA
   LL: N 41.66152, W 71.45123
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   Bruce Dearnaley
   305 Fletcher Road
   North Kingstown, RI  02852
   T: (401)575-1321
   E: bdearnaley48@gmail.com


   Priscilla Rigg, Music Director
   St.Luke's Episcopal Church
     99 Pierce Street
     East Greenwich, RI  02818
     PO Box 334
     East Greenwich, RI  02818-0334
   T: (401)884-4116   F: (401)886-5277




   Added semitones sharp 4th & flat 7th.
   Restored in 2012.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     F G   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1923
     with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  6 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   12 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  12 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  25%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1993

The church Website mentions the acquisition of the bells (along with the spire above them) on the History page (under About Us), though it incorrectly identifies them as a carillon.  The Music page no longers recruits people to play them, and there's no photo or description.  An external history page reports on the "set of chimes given by the widow of former Rector Daniel Goodwin. A condition of the gift was that the chimes be played each Sunday."

Long news article, with illustrations, on the history of the tower, the bells and their players.

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 RI.

   This page was built from the database on  5-Nov-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/09/30
   and on technical data last updated on 1993/08/22

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