Posted Mar 04, 2017 by Bruce N Butler
UPDATE: I now have the church time confirmed.
Funeral arrangements for Tom Miller
Visitation at Layton...
Posted Mar 06, 2017 by Bruce N Butler
I had no idea Bruce was so young! Wonderful article which, strangely enough, a fellow parishioner who knows me to be a bell ringer clipped for me to see.
Hope to see you all at the Spring Dinner in March.
Posted Mar 01, 2017
I actually contacted and have been discussing the issues with Benjamin Sunderlin and in the process the senior warden has shut us down saying the church doesn't have the funds to proceed at this time (and they just spent multi millions on a new parish hall, go figure).
So unless there is financial aid or we run some sort of successful crowd funding campaign (as if!) I'm sad to report Abilene's bells will be silent for the indefinite future. It really looked like the powers that be were on board with this but I guess I was mistaken.
I wish I had better news.
Posted Feb 02, 2017
Taylor's is the obvious alternative to Whitechapel, now that the latter is no longer an option.
Posted Jan 30, 2017
As a follow-up to this article, we have more information now concerning the state of our frame and fittings.
After an initial evaluation by the Verdin company (who bought Schulmerich who originally installed the bells) we might have even more on our plate than just a new frame and fittings. The frame was measured to sway over an inch in the direction opposite the swing of the treble. It was also noted that as the bells are cast to the carillon standard as opposed to the change ringing standard it might be the case that the bells themselves fail due to the force of the clapper strikes. The company has actually recommended an entirely new ring and to move the existing change ringing bells up into the rest of the carillon.
We were ready to commission the work to Whitechapel but as they are no longer taking on new projects we are looking for alternatives. If anyone has any guidance, suggestions or whatever regarding this matter please share them with me so I can forward them on to the vestry. They are wanting to be proactive about this so any help anyone could possibly provide would be appreciated.
Posted Jan 26, 2017
The registration forms for the Seven Towers Festival, to be held May 4-7, 2017 in Little Rock, is now posted in the NAGCR Calendar section. Please note again the change in date. Also, should you make your way to Little Rock a day earlier, we invite you to join us for our Wednesday evening practice. If you can't access...
Posted Jan 23, 2017 by William Hronas
Posted Jan 11, 2017 by Bruce N Butler
UPDATE: Only 60 ballots received? Shameful.
Posted Jan 13, 2017 by Madeleine Cheesman
Quarter Peal Weekend January 13-16 in Philadelphia: We ring from Friday evening until Monday afternoon quarter peals at both Philly towers. Please see the calendar listing. There is a Groupon for overnights at the Warwick Hotel at 17th and Locust Sts which is half a block from St Mark's and a great base if you are bringing non-ringing...
Posted Jan 04, 2017 by Bruce N Butler
I copy edit for a blogger. He posted this on his blog yesterday. If you don't know this, here is what he wrote. My blogger is not a bell ringer. I think that NAGCR needs to be aware of this. We are losing a piece of history.
Posted Dec 09, 2016 by Diane M Amison-Loring
Six years ago Tony Parry, the creator of Campanophile, kindly added a special form to the site for entering North American peals and quarters. That was originally used to ensure they went to the Peal Secretary and/or Clapper Editor, as appropriate, and has since also been used to populate a section of the North American Guild's web site, nagcr...
Posted Dec 06, 2016 by Don Morrison
UPDATE: Campanophile is shutting down, and as of yesterday stopped accepting submissions, so Bellboard is now...
Posted Jan 03, 2017 by Don Morrison
Nashotah House, an Episcopal seminary in Wisconsin, will break ground for a new bell tower on Nov. 16. The House has made the following announcement:
Posted Nov 13, 2016 by Jeremy Bates
NAGCR members can find details of the ballot required following this year's AGM. The ballot sheet and accompanying proposals can be found under "Member Discussions" section of the website.
Posted Nov 07, 2016 by Bruce N Butler
This is so exciting!! Congratulations to Susan and Thomas and thanks to the supporting band!
Posted Oct 25, 2016