Bells call us to worship
THE POWER OF BELLS
For centuries, church bells have played a prominent role in the history of countries, communities, and places of worship throughout the world. Historically, church bells have served as timekeepers, used to mark the hour for work, prayer, and community gatherings. In addition, church bells often ring to commemorate special occasions and events. Enclosed in prominent landmark towers and steeples, church bells are known and recognized — both by sight and sound — as local fixtures that represent the enduring quality of community.
“FOR BELLS ARE THE VOICE OF THE CHURCH…”
– HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
Bells inspire us to come together
Church bells ringing joyously at Christmas and Easter stir deep emotions and memories—calling the community to church. Ringing bells cause us to pause and reflect, reminding us of the vital role our faith and church play in our lives. Communities across our country find their church is alive and well when the church bells ring.
The Verdin Company™ makes bells in cast bronze, each unique and hand crafted for a specific customer, enabling churches to create their own piece of history. For six generations, the Verdin family has been dedicated to the utmost quality, crafting bronze bells in the same tradition of workmanship as those from the 15th century, using 21st century innovations and capabilities.
ELECTRONIC CHURCH BELLS
Verdin™ invites you to discover our selection of electronic digital carillons. Comprised of the real sounds of cast bronze bells, our carillons include hundreds of musical and liturgical programs, peals, tolls, swinging bells and the Westminster chimes. Verdin digital carillons allow churches to compose or select beautiful cast bronze bell music and hymns.
ADD BELLS TO YOUR ORGAN
Now you can add the glorious sounds of bells to your organ music with our digital carillon and organ MIDI interface. Together they let you play Verdin and Schulmerich® bell voices from your organ or piano keyboard, enabling you to enjoy the unmistakable sounds of Verdin and Schulmerich bells with your organ music.
“For bells are the voice of the church…”
– HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
Bells of Faith
ST. BARBARA CHURCH, INDEPENDENCE, KY
Three bells and a 60-foot tower were erected by Verdin for Saint Barbara Church, bringing the beauty of bells back to the community.
Every bell and clock project starts with ideas and inspiration
Bell ringing equipment restoration
CHRIST CHURCH, GREENWICH, CT
Through the generosity of church members, the bells of Christ Church (Episcopal), Greenwich, Connecticut were restored by Verdin. The bell ringing equipment was replaced, bells tuned, and four new bells were added to the existing ten, creating a chime of bells. The glorious sound of bells has returned to the community.
When was the last time your bells were serviced and checked for safety?
Thousands of churches all over the country have old bells in their towers. While most cast bells last forever, the mechanical parts and supporting equipment becomes worn and fragile. Verdin can help you service, repair, and restore old bells in disrepair.