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May 2020 - Lots of New Educational Videos on YouTube NOW!

by Quilla Roth

Check out some of the (mainly new) educational videos being produced during our time of coronavirus-caused absence from in-person tower and handbell gatherings. Ringing Education is Alive and Well! See the list here:

Posted May 21, 2020

Illinois Online Bell Bash

The University of Chicago ringers welcome you to join us on Saturday, May 16th for not the 8th Annual Illinois Tower Bell Bash, but rather the Illinois Online Bell Bash.

Posted May 07, 2020 by Tom Farthing

Central Council's Ringing YouTube Competition

The Central Council has launched a YouTube competition that will run from May until November. Details can be found here, where there is also a link to a YouTube video on how to make a YouTube ringing video!

Posted May 01, 2020 by Bruce N Butler

2019 Annual Report

The 2019 NAGCR Annual Report is now available. It can be found under Guild Documents on the Home Page. Printed copies were mailed on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

Posted Apr 23, 2020 by Bruce N Butler

Jeff Smith Memorial Young Ringer Award Deadline Change

With the interruption of ringing activities due to the coronavirus lockdown, the Jeff Smith Memorial Young Ringer Award deadline for both quarter peal/peal ringing and nominations has been moved to October 1st, 2020. For more details, see
Nomination forms can be found at:
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Posted Apr 19, 2020 by Tom Farthing

Roger Savory Photos needed

Please will you look in your photo collections and see if you have photos of Roger? I have two photos right now, but I really need one that would be good for the cover of The Clapper. It would be lovely if there was at least one photo of him ringing. Surely, there is a photo out there somewhere. Any...

Posted Apr 09, 2020 by Diane M Amison-Loring

Belfry Maintenance Award from the Central Council

I am pleased to announce the following opportunity from the Central Council.

Posted Apr 05, 2020 by Bruce N Butler

Response to 'Updated peals database'

by Edward J Futcher
Latest update to 3/31/2020
Posted Apr 02, 2020

Online Ringing (March 2020) – Hilarity Ensues

by Sue O'Neill (with Quilla Roth)

What happens when some "socially distanced" casual handbell ringers try to ring "together" via Zoom?

Posted Mar 29, 2020

Roger Savory

It is with great sadness that I let you know that Roger Savory died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, March 13. He was 90. Roger was an active and very accomplished tower and handbell ringer for many decades, both in North America and earlier in the UK, and he rang just over 800 peals and joined the NAGCR in...

Posted Mar 20, 2020 by Bruce N Butler

NAGCR President's Message

Advice on how to deal with COVID-19 has been issued by the various states but the consensus is to enter a “state of self-isolation”. Many towers have already ceased ringing and the organizers of the upcoming Spring events in Philly, Kzoo and Little Rock have unfortunately had to cancel them.

Posted Mar 19, 2020 by Bruce N Butler


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus), and in the interest of health and safety, the Trinity Cathedral Ringing Society is cancelling the Seven Towers Festival and associated Module 2 and ringing course. Stay safe and healthy everyone!!

Posted Mar 17, 2020 by William Hronas

Kalamazoo Weekend Cancellation

Kalamazoo's spring ringing weekend is cancelled in compliance with Kalamazoo College's policy concerning novel coronavirus.

Posted Mar 14, 2020 by Robert T Kakuk

Young Ringer Award

The guild executive committee is pleased to invite nominations for the Jeff Smith Memorial Young Ringer Award between April 1st, 2020 and May 1st, 2020.

Posted Feb 22, 2020 by Tom Farthing - Public Relations Officer

Seven Towers Festival

Registration is now open for the Seven Towers Festival, to be held April 17-19, 2020 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Please find the registration form on the Seven Towers Calendar posting. Hotel information will be posted shortly- so stay tuned!

Posted Jan 29, 2020 by William Hronas
UPDATE: Hotel Reservations link is now live- Link is attached to primary Seven Towers Announcement. If...
Posted Jan 29, 2020 by William Hronas