The Chapel Bell

The Harkness Chapel bell tolls hourly, and 100+ times on Founders Day.

The chapel bell sounds hourly. It is inscribed, "Great is truth and mighty above all things," from 1 Esdras 4:41, an apocryphal book included in some versions of the Old Testament.

The verse personifies truth as a woman of great strength. Perhaps not coincidentally, at the time the chapel was built Connecticut College only admitted women. The first men were enrolled in 1969.

Contact Information:



Email Laurie McGrath,

Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
Harkness Chapel
Box 5203
New London, CT 06320-4196