This weekend in Petworth, the neighborhood was serenaded by the church bells from St. Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Church. While I do enjoy the music I am surprised at the sound. The church has just started ringing its bells with regularity and I wonder:
Is there a church bell permitting process?
Like can a church just start ringing its bells whenever it wants to? Does it need to talk with local ANC’s first? Or is there some church/state separation that allows churches to go bell-crazy at their own whim?
And why is it that I noticed the resurgence of St Gabe’s church bells before PoP?