Chime Tower at St. Luke's
St. Luke’s considers itself a community church, and this is one of the ways that it serves its neighbors. Many civic and social groups use St. Luke’s campus, and there are community activities for students who attend the nearby Rosemont Middle School and Crescenta Valley High School. It has become a safe place for young people of all faiths to gather. The chimes are meant for all to enjoy.
The chimes are an integral part of the community. Once popular, Deagan chimes have become rare and even more rare are chimes that are still functioning. As a result, there are a limited number of technicians who are able to attend to repairs and maintenance, which are rather costly. In fact, the one technician who specializes in Deagan chimes lives in Tennessee. In order to keep this beautiful and historic equipment working smoothly, we are collecting donations for upkeep of the chimes. We would love to get the chimes up and running again so that everyone in the community may enjoy their songs.
(Pictured is the clock which coordinates the bells.)
Tomorrow, at 8:45 AM, the chimes will ring alongside the 9/11 Memorial Parade. Enjoy the beautiful sounds as we gather together for this event.
Additional donations will be used to repair the chimes further. Please continue to support our cause if you are able.
We have brought in Top Rung Chimes from Tennessee, other churches that have Deagan Chimes are helping us, and have had local help from the entertainment industry.
We think we have most of the bugs worked out for now, but it will be an ongoing expense to keep them running. Any future contributions are greatly appreciated.