The Great Bell of Christ Church
Monday, October 13, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Forged in the same fires of our famous Liberty Bell, “The 1702 Christ Church Great Bell” is a living instrument carrying the sound of our Nation’s revolution to the present. The bell symbolizes the endurance of this great American experiment, a struggle fought for freedom and tolerance.
At one time, sitting with its sister bells atop the Christ Church bell tower, the Great Bell rang to inspire ideals of equality in our forefathers. It rang the call to sermon those seeking a new path, and ultimately to celebrate the first notes of the birth of a country. For a time it lay underwater, hidden from the enemy. For a time it was lost, estranged from its people. In our time it hangs waiting in patience, eager to resonate in the ears of a new generation.
This event showcases the architecture vision by MOTO Designshop to restore the bell to its new home in the courtyard of Christ Church for all to enjoy.
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Christ Church Preservation Trust
The Christ Church Preservation Trust is dedicated to ensure the preservation of its historic buildings and burial ground and to strengthen the multiple communities that use historic Christ Church's properties as a place for creative expression, community building, education and personal growth.
Known as "The Nation's Church" because of the famous Revolution-era leaders who worshiped here, Christ Church was founded in 1695. During the Revolutionary Era, Christ Church welcomed the Continental Congresses. Benjamin and Deborah Franklin and Betsy Ross were parishioners. Later during their presidency, both George Washington and John Adams attended services here. Christ Church is recognized as a National Historic Landmark.
Christ Church Burial Ground, founded in 1719, is one of America’s most interesting Colonial era graveyards, with 1,400 markers on two beautiful acres. The Burial Ground is the final resting place of some of our most prominent leaders including Benjamin Franklin and four other signers of the Declaration of Independence.