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Ringing for Unity and Remembrance on January 19

The Biden inauguration team is asking churches all around the nation to ring their bells to commemorate the more than 343,000 US pandemic deaths due to Covid-19. The plans call for church bells to ring nationwide at 5:30 p.m. EST on January 19, "in a national moment of unity and remembrance".

Posted Jan 02, 2021 by Bruce N Butler

Online GatheRing

Join us on Saturday, January 16, 2021, between 2pm and 6pm EST for the second

Posted Jan 02, 2021 by Tom Farthing

Online GatheRing

Online GatheRing for ringing, chatting, maybe a talk or a game

Posted Nov 24, 2020 by Tom Farthing

2021 NAGCR Officers

2021 NAGCR Officers

Posted Nov 08, 2020 by Bruce N Butler

Fall Clapper 2020

The Fall Clapper issue which includes the 2020 AGM minutes and report is now available on the website.

Posted Nov 08, 2020 by Bruce N Butler

Response to 'The Bells That Never Were'

by Joshua R Burson
After delivering this talk, I sent a copy to Geoff Davies, who sadly was not able to attend the AGM. He has since corrected me on a couple of points. First, the proposed site for the ring at Boston College was in fact the Ford Tower in the Bapst/Burns Library (although in my defense, the nearby tower of Gasson Hall ALSO looks like it would be a fine site!) And I was apparently mistaken about the proposed tenor weight for St. John the Divine, although in the opposite direction to what I'd anticipated. It would, in fact, have been 50 cwt., and hence the 7th largest in the world!
Posted Nov 06, 2020

The Bells That Never Were

by Josh Burson

As the title suggests, this concerns the history of unsuccessful proposals for change ringing towers in North America. This is the "published" version of a talkthat I gave at the 2020 AGM; it may also be printed in The Clapper at some point. If anyone is interested in a slightly neater copy (inc. appendices and maps), please feel free to contact me.

The attached images are the towers proposed in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, respectively; and of five notable proposed towers (Montgomery, AL; the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC; Holy Trinity, Edmonton; Gasson Hall, Boston College; and Pauli Murray College, New Haven.

Posted Oct 19, 2020

George Pipe biography

Unfortunately, after several discussions with the Ringing World, we’ve learned that because of the pandemic, the cost of postage from the UK has risen substantially. This means that the cost of the George Pipe biography (Shake my hand and I'll show you the ropes) will not be significantly cheaper when bulk-ordered and then mailed on to...

Posted Oct 17, 2020 by Bruce N Butler

2021 Ringing World Diaries and Calendars

It is that time of the year again! The 2021 RW Diaries and Calendars are now available. Please support your NAGCR Book Service

Posted Oct 14, 2020 by Bruce N Butler

Updated peal list

by Edward J Futcher
Posted Oct 04, 2020

Response to 'Taylor's Appeal'

by Quilla Roth
Hi Rosalie, If you go to the "Virgin Giving" donation link ( that is given in the "How to Donate" info on the site, it offers payment by credit card or PayPal, so although the donation will be in pounds sterling, I'd think you'd see the dollar amount you pay. /Quilla
Posted Aug 15, 2020

Response to 'Got Pictures? Got Videos? Got skills? NAGCR needs YOU!'

by Bruce N Butler
The Executive Committee is thrilled and very excited about this project. We are very pleased that Kemp has come forward to take the lead, however, he can’t do it alone and needs everyone’s help to develop our new website.
Posted Aug 15, 2020

Got Pictures? Got Videos? Got skills? NAGCR needs YOU!

by Kemp Brinson
Posted Aug 15, 2020

Response to 'Taylor's Appeal'

by Rosalie Nesbit
Is there a way to contribute in US $? Rosalie
Posted Aug 14, 2020

Online Practice Information

North American online practices information click here.

Posted Jul 13, 2020 by Tom Farthing