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John Gordon Seely
Choirmaster/Organist, standing
next to the largest bell in 1943

 



How Can You Help?

A tax deductible contribution may be made to:

The Old Trinity Foundation
(Gardner Bell Fund)
Type 1 509 a 3
EIN 34-1896587
316 Adams St.
Toledo, Ohio 43604


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the Restoration of the Gardner Bells contribution form.


Contact us at: bells@trinitytoledo.org



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TRINITYTOLEDO

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Ringing Toledo's Bells


THEN: In 1852, the Gardner family settled in the young city of Toledo. They were true urban pioneers, and raised their family in a home on the corner of Madison and Superior, where the Gardner building stands today. In 1941 Miss Ellen Gardner purchased the Gardner Memorial Bells in honor and memory of her family. When she made this gift, she was doing far more than placing bells in the tower of Trinity Episcopal Church: She was purchasing a world class set of bells for the enjoyment of all Toledo residents. For fifty years these bells were an essential part of the character of the city of Toledo.

NOW: For over twenty years now these bells, a unique aspect of Toledo's charisma and auditory soundscape have been silent. Now, in 2012, we are seeing the rebirth of downtown Toledo.

OUR HOPE FOR THE FUTURE: Our hope is that the businesses and citizens of Toledo will come together to restore the Gardner Memorial Bells and return their irreplaceable sound to the downtown area. The Smith Bell and Clock Company from Mooresville, Indiana (known for their work on the great carillons of Ball State University and the Culver Academies) has been chosen for the restoration. When the bells ring again, they will serve as both timepiece and instrument. The soundscape of the city will be revived again. In times of joy and sorrow, at significant times in the life of our city and nation, we can be united through this gift of music. These bells can also be a great educational asset to music students of all ages.

JUST IMAGINE: How grand would it be to hear a peal of bells during a parade, following the July Fourth fireworks, or on Christmas Eve? We hope you can imagine the potential of this project and the significant role the restoration of the Gardner Memorial Bells will contribute to the rebirth of Toledo. We hope you can hear the distinctive character they will once again add to our great city.

Our goal is to restore the Gardner Memorial Bells and
return their sound to the City of Toledo.

For Your Consideration We Have Several
Levels Of Sponsorship Available!



$10,000  
Carillon Level

Your name will be on all printed materials
and you will qualify for a tower visit.*

$5,000   
Chime Level

You may help plan two recitals and qualify for a tower visit.*

$2,000  
Bell Ringer Level

You may help plan one recital and qualify for a tower visit.*

$1,000  
Striker Level

You may help select a song to be played and qualify for a tower visit.*

$500  
Clapper Level

Qualify for a tower visit.*

$100  
Bell Yoke

Supporter name on plaque
 
* all Tower visitors must be physically able to ascend into the tower


Now his elder son was in the field, and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing.  Luke 15.25

 

Worship Schedule:

Sunday Worship:
8:30 am: Traditional style Eucharist with Organ
10:30 am: Emergent style Eucharist
with a variety of music styles.


Wednesday Worship: 
12:15 pm: Mid week worship with Communion

 

Childcare provided for children 5 and under during service.

Directions:

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1 Trinity Plaza

(316 Adams)

Toledo Ohio, 43604

Phone: 419-243-1231

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