Church Bell Control System

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
Los Angeles, California

Carillon Bell Structure Cathedral Our Lady


Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels


Los Angeles, California

About This Project

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels serves over 5 million parishioners in the city of Los Angeles, and the services are spoken in 42 different languages each Sunday. The Cathedral dedicated their new Cathedral and bells in September of 2002.

The bells of the Cathedral are unusual in that there are three major installations located at different points on the Cathedral campus. 37 bells are horizontally located on the Temple Street wall, the four remaining bells are located over 150 yards away at the top of a 156’ tall bell tower.

Unfortunately, the original bell control system that was purchased to automatically ring the bells never really worked for 11 years.

“We highly recommend your workmanship, and it is our pleasure having a continuing relationship with your company.”

– Br. Hilarion O’Connor and Frank Brownstead

Christoph Paccard Bell Foundry was commissioned to replace the non-functioning bell control system and install a new, high-quality system that would operate the various bell locations independently of each other.

The control system achieved all of the requirements and goals of the Cathedral staff and has proven to be exceptionally reliable. Although it was a complex project, Christoph Paccard managed to save the Cathedral over 50% on a competitive bid from the original installer.

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