The Alloway Chimes

A guide to the the bells and the tunes played.

People of faith have often used set times of the day to pray and reflect. The earliest followers of Jesus were observed to pray at the times of day used in their Jewish tradition. Christians throughout the world continued and expanded the tradition known now as the canonical hours which mark the divisions of the day in terms of fixed times of prayer at regular intervals.

Six times a day on the Langley campus, the Alloway Chime rings out. At each of these scheduled times, one of a variety of tunes is played including familiar hymns, portions of classical music, pop songs, Broadway showtunes and compositions by TWU students.
9:15AM Terce (third hour of daylight), 
10:55AM (prior to weekday chapel services.)
12:01Sext (sixth hour of daylight), 
2:55PM Nones (ninth hour), 
5:55 PM Vespers (sunset, evening) 
9:01PM Compline (end of the day). 

As a residential campus - and not a monastery - some hours are not marked by the ringing of the chimes, these include: Matins, Lauds, and Prime.