During this edition of Sacroexpo Trade Fairs the fairs commission has appreciated our “Wawel” project and both companies Jan Felczynski’s Bell Foundry and Rduch have been awarded with the gold medal of Sacroexpo Trade Fairs 2014 for combining the bell founding craft with modest technological solutions for bell accoustic, bell automation and for adjusting size of the bell and way of mounting it on Silver Bells’ Tower on Wawel. Visitors of Sacroexpo Trade Fairs were impressed by our stand this year where we presented beautiful bells on aok yokes of perfectly harmonized sound and the newest bell tower solutions such as bell drives, automated blinds and outstanding tower clocks...
We are happy to announce that On 4th April 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Jan Felczyński Bell Foundry cast “St. John Paul II”, a bell for Wawel Royal Cathedral in Cracow. It weighs 500 kg and ring with strike tone A. The bell has been funded by canons council of the Wawel Royal Cathedral led by the parish priest Zdzisław Sochacki. “St. John Paul II” joined other bells of Silver Bell Tower including Herman from 1271. The tower waited for a new bell for over 500 years. A gold medal, memento of John Paul II, was thrown to the liquid bronze during the casting. It was made to celebrate 18th anniversary of pontificate and commemorate his ordination to the priesthood on Wawel Hill – a place which was essential for Karol Wojtyła’s childhood, youth and life as a priest. In the casting ceremony, among others, took part: Zdzisław Sochacki – parish priest of Royal Cathedral in Cracow and Andrzej Bochniak – chief of Wawel bell ringers. We would like to thank everyone who decided to join us in this unique ceremony. Click for more on the bell’s history and technical details.
On 17th November, 2013 two of our bells (130 kg, tone f/2 and 70 kg, tone a/2) were blessed by Mons. Martin David - Generální Vikář biskupství Ostravsko-Opavské. They were equipped with modern automation system made by Rduch Bells & Clocks.
This year on Sacroexpo Fair Trades we have presented some great bells from which the biggest were those weighing 800 kg for Oława parish and 1200 kg for the Monastery of Friars Minor in Ukraine. Bells were very popular among the bishops and the entire clergy visiting the fair. Moreover, the company Rduch, which this year celebrated its 40th anniversary, showed the latest clocks and automation systems for bells. We have been awarded for the stand arrangement and the presentation of our products. We are truly grateful to all of visitors for all good words and a keen interest in our work. Our stand drew attention of important Polish media – TVP, Trwam Television, Gazeta Wyborcza Newspaper. The coverage will be available on June 30 on Ziarno TV show.
On 1 May 2013 our bell “St. John Paul II” rung for the first time in Surgut parish in deep Siberia. The blessing of the temple, bell and clock was led by Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič and Bishop of Nowosybirsk Joseph Werth. It was hung in the belltower on 4 May. It was equipped with automation system MT4 by Rduch company. Its pure sound was confirmed by an independent campanologist. Last year it was “St. John Paul II” which we presented on Sacroexpo Fair Trade in Kielce. The whole project was the idea of Rev. Jarosław Mitrzak, the parish priest of Surgut. We wish him all the best fulfilling his great mission.
KOINE 2013, Italy – World Fair of Church Supplies, Liturgical and Ecclesiastical Art. This Spring we visited Vincenza to take a quick look at the possibilities offered by other exhibitors. This year there were a lot of visitors from South America and Africa.
Just before Christmas we have sent new bells to the Kerala state in India. Soon more photos will be available.
We have supplied one of the Lithuanian parish with two unique bells cast as a special order of Mr. Romas Petras Šaulisa from Vepriai. They were blessed by Archbishop Sigitas Tamkevičius.
In October, together with Grzegorz Klyszcz, the owner of company Rduch Bells & Clock we visited Kerala state in India. Thanks to the invitation of Kerala priest, who were impressed by the bells supplied to Cochin earlier this year, we have managed to meet many important Church officials: Archbishop Reverend Mar Joshuva Mar Ignathios, Bishop of Cochin Joseph Kariyil, Bishop of Kanjirappally Mar Mathew Arackal and many other. This exciting visit not only enrich our professional experience but also helped us to initiate many interesting projects including bells casting and designing the personalized automation systems.
Serdecznie zapraszamy do obejrzenia zdjęć z uroczystości przywitania i poświęcenia dzwonów w miejscowości Cochin w Indiach, która odbyła się 25-tego Marca 2012 roku. Nasza Pracownia Ludwisarska wyeksportowała trzy dzwony z wizerunkami świętego Sebastiana, św. Rodziny oraz św. Xaviera. Dzwony zostały wyposażone w konstrukcje firmy Rduch i zautomatyzowane napędami elektromagentycznymi. Wśród zdjęc znajduje się również artykuł z lokalnej gazety.