Eucharist led by Bishop Daniel Gutièrrez.
About the Bells
The Jefferies Chime is an instrument of ten hand-rung tower bells at the corner of McCallum and West Tulpehocken Streets in the Germantown section of northwest Philadelphia. The bells were given in 1899 by Elizabeth B. Jefferies in memory of her husband, Edwin Jefferies, who had been a vestryman for 25 years at what was then Christ Church, Germantown. Edwin Jefferies died at the age of 83 on March 28, 1899 (the day before his wife’s 86th birthday). She had the chime designed, cast, and installed by Wednesday, December 13, 1899 when it was dedicated. The bells were played for the first time on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 1899 so the chime rang out the last Christmas of the 1800’s and rang in the first New Year of the 1900’s a week later.