St. Paul's Carillon
The History of Carillons:  

"The carillon is an extraordinary musical instrument with a history as rich as it is long.  For more than five centuries, the carillon has been a voice for the hopes, aspirations and joys of humankind.

Carillons evolved in the lowlands of Holland, Belgium and northern France.  The rich mercantile towns of the lowlands exhibited their status by installing fine carillons in their church towers and arranging tunes to be played every quarter hour - or still more often - by an automatic mechanism.  The town carillonneur played on market days and holidays.  It was said that good bells and good schools were the sign of a well-run city.
The first well-tuned carillon was cast by the brothers Pieter and Francois Hemony, and installed in Zutphen, the Netherlands, in 1652."   Exerpt from (The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America )

The Carillon at St. Paul's:

The construction of St. Paul's Church on the 2560 Michigan Drive site in Grand Rapids, MI was completed in 1988.  At that time, George and Sarah Panzone donated an electronic Carrillon for the new Church.  During the Church's first winter a pipe froze, burst and damaged the Carillon.  The Carillon was replaced with a more advanced model .  The original Carillon was reconditioned and installed at the Anglican Catholic Priory in Lexington, KY.  George Panzone has continued to serve as St. Paul's carillonneur since the inital system was installed.  A very special thanks to George for his years of dedicated service in "making beautiful music" with the Carillon.

The Carillon Schedule

Monday - Saturday at 8:00 am Bells followed by three hymns

Monday -Saturday at 12:00 noon Angelus and bells followed by three hymns

Monday -Saturday at 6:00 pm Bells followed by three hymns

Sunday at 10:00 am Bells followed by three hymns

Time strikes

Time strikes are each hour on the hour from 9:00 am- 5:00 pm except when bells are scheduled.  There is no strike at 9:00 am on Sundays due to the beginning of Mass.

Note:  Hymn selections change according to the Church seasons.