UCC Bell Ringers is a select group of young people, ages 14-18, that have a long tradition of musical excellence and have been an integral part of the life of the church for many years. This touring handbell choir has attended festivals throughout the United States and performed on tour throughout England quadrennially. They have visited the United Kingdom on eight previous occasions since 1987. In addition to being the first bell choir to perform at Westminster Abbey, they have played in worship services and in concert at Mannings Heath Village Hall; Bourne Scholl, Southbourn; Royal Festival Hall, London; Ardingly College; Exeter Cathedral; Parish Church of St. Swithun in Woodbury; Bristol Cathedral; St. Mary Redcliffe Church in Bristol; Parish Church of St. Peter in Winchcombe; Gloucester Cathedral; Central Methodist Church in York; York Minster; Canterbury Cathedral; Parish Church of St. Andrew in Nuthurst; Winchester Cathedral; Salisbury Cathedral; the Parish Church of St. Mary in Amport; Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford; St. Mary the Virgin Church in Bathwick; the Collegiate Church of St. Mary in Warwick; and Coventry Cathedral.
The 2019 tour includes concerts and sightseeing in Oxford, Bath, London, and Canterbury. Please join UCC Bell Ringers for a Home Concert on the eve of their departure at 4:00pm on Sunday, June 23, in the UCC Sanctuary. Admission is free.