Enjoy the Sounds and Sights of All Souls:
Church Features Music from Its Historic Pipe Organ During Street Fair
Bellville Street Fair goers are welcome to stop by All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church on Thursday, September 12 for its open house from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
During this time, the public will be treated to songs played on All Souls’ pipe organ, originally built in 1873 for a Pennsylvania church by the A. B. Felgemaker Organ Company in Erie, Pennsylvania. It was purchased and shipped via Lake Erie to Port Clinton and then by wagon to Bellville in 1910. The organ has a complement of 396 pipes.
The current All Souls Church building was constructed between 1894 and 1897 in the Richardsonian Romanesque style. The sandstone came from the Cyrus Gatton Farm on Ohio Route 97, east of Bellville, and another quarry west of the village. Stones were cut to fit and the cornerstone laid in 1894. Native lumber was used for the rough structure. The fourteen stained glass windows were ordered through an importing firm in Boston and came from Germany. The building was dedicated in 1897. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 1, 1976.
All Souls holds services weekly on Sundays at 10:30 am.