Campus Life

Why the Chimes Rang Christmas Pageant

This timeless short story, first published in 1909 by Raymond MacDonald Alden, tells the story of a grand old church with beautiful chimes which mysteriously ring out every Christmas Eve whenever someone places an especially pleasing gift on the altar as an offering, and how a miracle occurs after the chimes have fallen silent for years.

Performed by Church Farm School students in period dress and enhanced by seasonal organ and choral music by the CFS Choir, “Why the Chimes Rang” is a time-honored tradition.

Registration is now open for our Sunday, December 11 event! We hope you can join us for Pageant, and our Open House "afternoon tea" at the Head of School residence prior from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. 

To inquire about seats for the Friday evening Pageant, write to 

Can't make it in person? Watch our livestream here
The Church Farm School is an independent boarding and day school for boys in grades 9-12 located in Exton, PA. Founded in 1918 to provide an excellent education to young men from limited means, Church Farm School now serves boys from a range of socio-economic circumstances who are seeking an extraordinary educational opportunity. The school offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum and an exceptional level of personal attention, with class sizes averaging between just 7 and 12 students.