The Council on Library and Information Resources has awarded a “Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives” grant in the amount of $385,205 to a project spearheaded by Christ Church Preservation Trust that will digitize over 41,000 records from the archives of Philadelphia’s oldest congregations and aggregate them in a database accessible to the public.
A pipe organ has been part of the church for nearly 200 years. Those pipes have to be replaced periodically but Pastor Tim Safford says the organ will look the same as it ever did.
History tells us that all the church bells in Philadelphia rang on July 8th, 1776, for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. One church continues that tradition, though its bells now ring on July 4th.