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If you are interested in learning to ring the bells at the Mendenhall Bell Tower, please contact Hannah Durrant to arrange a visit. Visitors from other towers are welcome. Please contact us in advance to ensure that practices are being held.

Practice Times

Mendenhall Bell Tower

Due to COVID-19 all practices are suspended until further notice

Thursday
5–7 p.m.

Sunday
12:30-1:30 p.m.

All practices are open to new ringers and visitors. Come for an hour, or for the whole practices. Enter Mendenhall Performing Arts Center at the Berenson Studio across from Sage Hall. Accessing the ringing chamber requires climbing a short ladder.


A documentary made in 2006 by George Perrin about the English art of campanology. Courtesy of the North American Guild of Change Ringers (NAGCR).

 


My Generation: The Timeless Art of Change Ringing (from AARP): Here's an activity you can start as a child and continue into your 70s and beyond. It's active, spiritual and social - and folks can hear you playing from miles away. It's called change ringing, a centuries-old method of bell ringing that uses ropes and a complex series of mathematical patterns to create the beautiful and unmistakeable sound.