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Old 05-15-2008, 10:51 AM
 
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Hi. I'm researching church bells in Maine. Can you tell me what community in northern Maine? You can e-mail me: linda.kushatverizon.net And of course you must insert the standard symbol in place of the word in the address.
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Old 05-15-2008, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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There are a bunch of beautiful old churches in my neighborhood (mostly Catholic churches) which have bell towers. I don't know if any of them ring the bells or not! If they do I don't know if I'd hear them (I live on a VERY noisy street!).

St. John's has an enormous bell tower, but it's 5 or 6 blocks away so I doubt I'd hear it. (pic of St. John's tower: http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/med...are-jersey.jpg)
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Old 05-16-2008, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Yes, I do. The church two blocks away has electronic bells that play hymns every now and then -- wonderful to hear when I'm outside gardening or just enjoying the outdoors -- and an old-fashioned bell that rings on Sundays before services.

My grandmother's church had a bell that tolled the time -- the physical bell is gone now, but it retained the tradition and installed an electronic bell that still marks the hour and half-hour.
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Old 05-16-2008, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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we have 2 churches nearby, but i only hear police sirens
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Old 05-16-2008, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I have a church across the street that tolls the hours as well as Sunday services. Mostly I like it, but there days when I'm super pissed that it wakes me up.
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Old 05-17-2008, 08:09 PM
 
Location: UPSTATE SC
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Yes, church bells ring in our area, Taylorsville NC (about 18 miles from Hickory), and not just on Sunday mornings, it sounds so pretty, I live on an acre downtoan and can see a church from my back porch and the steeple with the bell which sounds so sweet.
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Merrimac, MASS.
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Talking Does a church bell ring in your neighborhood?

the answer is YES. I am the care taker for the church in West Newbury, Massachusetts. Every Sunday after church I ring our bell, and to me its heaven.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:57 PM
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I hear church bells every Sunday in my neighborhood here in Chicago, most of the churches in my neighborhood are Catholic or Ukrainian Orthodox.
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