Around the turn of the century, Miss Annie Chapman, a local schoolteacher and active church member, donated the church bell which is still in use every Sunday to call our congregation to worship. Although the gift of the bell was gratefully received, it presented the problem of how to install it since it weighed half a ton and the bell tower, which first had to be constructed (note the picture above dated 1900 without the bell tower), was over three stories from the ground.
The installation was completed on Jan. 2nd, 1901, and it was first tolled by Jeremiah Hunt on receiving the news of the death of Queen Victoria in the same year. Most recently, it has been rung for many years by Mr. Reid Dunham.
In its early years, the church was lit with tallow candles, then by kerosene, and eventually by gas lamps on a large central chandelier. Electricity was installed in the 1920's.