Church Bells

For centuries, bells have played a prominent role in the Church.  Historically, church bells have served as timekeepers, used to mark the hour for work, prayer and community gatherings.  Today church bells also ring to commemorate occasions and events.  Church bells are known and recognized, both by sight and sound, as local fixtures within our communities.  The tower of Saint Peter Church houses 3 bronze bells that were cast in 1887.  The large bell is 46½ inches in diameter, weights 2100 pounds, with a musical note E; the medium bell is 37½ inches in diameter, weights 1100 pounds, with a musical note A-flat; and the small bell is 31 inches in diameter, weights 600 pounds, with a musical note C.