Grace Lutheran, Wyndmoor, witnesses the miracle of the bells

We’d like to share an article we recently came across.  The Grace Lutheran Church in Wyndmoor, PA installed a carillon to in 2002 and upgraded it in 2012. While Grace Lutheran couldn’t afford the project, the local community stepped in to help out.  Bells are an important part of the community, the people outside the church had a bigger vision for what was possible than the congregation. The community realized it was an important ingredient of the life of the town AND THEY MISSED IT.

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Rebuilding of St. Michael Church hits milestone with placing of Steeple & Cross

The reconstruction of St. Michael the Archangel Church on Liberty Street in Pawcatuck reached a milestone in July, 2017 as the new 40-foot spire and cross were raised and placed atop the steeple. A large crowd of parishioners and passersby gathered to watch as a crew from Campbellsville Industries Inc., out of Campbellsville, Ky., raising … Read more

Historic Church Bells Restored with New Steeple, Clock Tower, Carillon and Electronic Bell Ringing Equipment

Historic Church Bells Restored with New Steeple, Clock Tower, Carillon and Electronic Bell Ringing Equipment Church Specialties recently worked on the restoration of the church bells and steeple replacement at the Masonic Care Community's Tompkins Memorial Chapel in Utica New York. Historic Reproduction Steeple Installed A historic reproduction was created to replace the original wooden ... Read more

Kingston Presbyterian Church Historic Steeple & Church Bell Renovation

Kingston Presbyterian Church, Kingston NJ

Church Specialties was proud to be a part of the Kingston Presbyterian Church Historic Church Steeple and Bell Renovation. The current building which was built in 1852, is a major part of Kingston, New Jersey’s historic character and has recognized on the list of national historic places since 1990. After the renovation is completed, the building … Read more

Trinity United Methodist Church gets new Chimemaster Carillons

Trinity United Methodist Church, Clearfield, PA

Trinity United Methodist Church received a new, upgraded bell-ringing system Friday. Brian Michaels and John Passarelli of New Vibrations Audio & Video in Morrisdale replaced the church’s outdated I.T. Verdin Co. church bell system with a new Chime Master system. According to Michaels, the old technology was equipped with vacuum tubes and, in essence, an … Read more

West Point Military Academy

Electronic Carillons Solve the Missing Bell Voice for West Point Military Academy Electronic carillons deliver a high quality sound that rivals the majestic sounds of historic bronze bells and a thousand arrangements, solving West Point’s problem of having no bell voice.  The church bells “had no voice” in this recent project at West Point. There … Read more

Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg

Gettysburgh’s Lutheran Theological Seminary Currently Church Specialties is arranging three bells to be included in a war memorial on the ground of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.  The three bells were rescued from a demolished church in Philadelphia and will be forever on display to pay tribute to our fallen heroes.  When this recent project is completed, we will … Read more