The bell tower at the Church of the Transfiguration is a landmark summoning the faithful to worship and announcing the gospel to the public. The bell tower is home to a set of ten change-ringing bronze bells cast by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London, England. The bells ring out over the Community of Jesus and its environs in Orleans and Eastham, sounding forth the praises of God. The sculpture standing atop the bell tower is an angel, fashioned after the angels of the seven churches of the Book of Revelation. This “Angel of the Church” symbolizes the reality that the Lord and his angels watch over the worshiping Community and its church, and it challenges us to be witnesses of the celestial kingdom here on earth.
Bell Tower, Church of the Transfiguration, Rock Harbor, MA, 2009
The design and construction of the bell tower at the Church of the Transfiguration, Rock Harbor, Orleans, MA.