The Manchester University Chime consists of 10 bells ranging from 550 to 2,650 pounds.
Chimers push hand levers in a room directly below the bells. The levers are attached to wooden rods that attach to chains and leather straps on the clappers. Pushing down on
the levers pulls the clappers against the bells.
Each of the bells is inscribed with Scripture verses or phrases that speak to the
values and ideals of Manchester University: Christian education, praise, devotion,
peace, brotherhood, love, hope, faith, evangelism and watchfulness.
The Manchester Chime is steeped in treasured history. The bells are played on
weekdays during the school year at 7:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. –
secular music in the
morning, sacred music in the evening. They’re also
played for special occasions
such as commencement, Homecoming,
Alumni Days, weddings and
The Students First! campaign seeks $1 million to provide a new
tower for the Manchester University Chime where the
Communications Building stood.
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