In honor of Hendersonville's Apple Festival, apple orchards and growers, our "spider" is a turned wooden apple, made by Charlie Black, Charleston, SC.
 [A spider is the place to store the ropes when not in use; it is pulled up to the ceiling out of reach]. (Photographer: Connie Engle, Hendersonville, NC, Jan 1978)Trying to achieve Rounds on the brand new ropes at St. Thomas. (Photographer: Dianne S P Cermak, Houston, Apr 2010)
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Change Ringing? What's That?

Change Ringing is . . .
A team sport
A musical performance
An antique art &
A demanding pattern-based exercise
. . . All at once!

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Event Reports

250th Anniversary Clock and Bells Sep 20–21. Kit Matthew

2014 NAGCR AGM in Washington DC Elizabeth M Sinclair

2014 Pittsburgh ringing course Aug 8–10. Michael Hinton

2nd Annual Illinois Tower Bell Bash May 31 – Jun 1. Tom Farthing

Plus 1 response

Twelve Bells . . . and Then Some Madeleine Cheesman

Highlights from Our Store

The New Ringer's Book
Harrison and Lewis
A spiral bound book written for the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers Education Committee. An excellent resource for both student and teacher with many photos and diagrams.

157 pages

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Calendar of Events

February 14
Mid-Atlantic Area Meeting, Washington, DC
RSVPs would be appreciated if you are planning on coming

March 20–22
Vernal Equinox or Spring Dinner Weekend

Resources & Links


North American Peal Ringing 2013 Don Morrison

Alternate source of bell information Carl Scott Zimmerman, Webmaster,

Plus 1 response

The Smoke Ring Michael Hinton

2012 Quarter Peal analysis Rick DuPuy

Plus 2 responses

An early reference to Change Ringing? A Thomas Miller

The Clapper

Fall 2014, Vol. 41, No. 4

Photo of the Day

Alan Regin teaching at St. Pauls
Alan Regin teaching at St. Pauls. (Photographer: Dianne S P Cermak, Houston, Apr 2010)

Photo and Video Albums

Spring Dinner Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, Mar 2014 A Thomas Miller

AGM 2013 Hendersonville St. James Episcopal Church, Hendersonville, N.C. , Sep 2013 Joy Franklin

Sonando Cambios New York, Dec 2009 Nancy Garcia

Philadelphia Spring Dinner Philadelphia, Mar 2012 A Thomas Miller

New York City Area Meeting New York, Dec 2011 John Danaher

Member Discussions

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Ballot 2014
Madeleine Cheesman
Plus responses from Sylvia Allen, Jeremy Bates
Bell Simulator
Lynn G Blair
Plus responses from Christopher Colon, Linda Rankin
Renew online?
Laura Dickerson
Plus responses from A Thomas Miller, Frederick DuPuy
Where Can I Find a Ringing Box?
Paul Windels III
Plus responses from Bruce N Butler, Paul Windels III

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