The first bell that I found in China was in the city of Yibin, in Sichuan Province. The American Baptist Foreign Missionary Society began work there in the late 1800’s and in the early 1900s they built a church and hung a bell that had been brought over from the United States!
Here’s what the city looked like in 1940:
Here’s what it looks like today:
The bell I write about would have been present for both photos! You can read about it in The Bells Are Not Silent: Stories of Church Bells in China.
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Friday Photo: Xishiku Catholic Church
Published: The Bells Are Not Silent