Twin Cities bell-lovers have noted for some time now the absence of public chimes from our corner of Loring Park. That’s because our beloved carillon is in need of significant restoration and upgrade. To that end, in partnership with a new, local organization called "City of Bells," the carillon has undergon a complete make-over.
There was a brief blessing ceremony outdoors on All Saints'
Sunday, November 1, immediately following the 10:30 a.m. Festival Eucharist with Baptisms. Then the 24-bell carillon, including the Valentine Peal, sounded again as an outward sign of the renewal of this congregation and in re-dedication to our mission to this city and beyond.
On that day the bells of Saint Mark's also rang out in commemoration of the installation (on November 1) of the Right Rev. Michael Curry, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, as the 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.