Listen to the bells of St. Andrew’s ring out in Destin


The original bell currently sits on a concrete pad in a flower bed just to the left and in front of the red doors at St. Andrew’s By-the Sea, while the bell tower rises toward the blue sky and white clouds over Destin.

Published: Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 12:28 PM.

“The Bells of St. Mary's

Ah, hear they are calling

The young loves, the true loves

Who come from the sea” — from “The Bells of St. Mary’s”

Inspired by the sounds of the bells at St. Mary’s Church in Southampton, England, Douglas Furber and A. Emmett Adams wrote the popular “The Bells of St. Mary’s” in 1917.

Today, the bells of St. Andrew’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church ring out to inspire the people of Destin.

But about a year ago, lightning struck the bell tower, and the bells were silent for a while.

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