Churches ring their bells in honor of the 400th anniversary of African American history and culture

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invited Episcopal churches to join the National Park Service and other institutions in remembering and honoring the first enslaved Africans who landed in English North America in 1619 by tolling their bells for one minute on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 12 p.m. Pacific time.Several congregations in the diocese participated by ringing their bells at noon, but for Grace, St.