Last Wednesday, Oct. 6, parts of the St. David’s Episcopal Church bell were removed and sent to Cincinnati to have replacement parts fabricated.
Verdin Bells removed the clapper and rope wheel from the bell and will be inoperable until the parts are replaced in 2022. The planned bell maintenance and 1914 bell tower repairs are part of the multi-million dollar renovation project of the downtown historic church. See an article about the 1981 bell update.
Our rector, Father Chuck said of the bell’s repair, “We will miss the sound of our bell, but as stewards of this historic church, we know it is an important part of the renovation process. We look forward to the return of the bell’s toll, calling people to worship in downtown Austin as it has been doing for so long.”
We welcome donations to preserve the historic church bell, helping our church stay a light on the hill in downtown Austin! To make a donation online add ‘capital campaign’ to the donation notes.
Verdin Bells removed the clapper and rope wheel from the bell.