Change Ringers

line-drawing-bellsA unique hobby, a minor physical challenge, a glorious noise—you will find it a great way to meet interesting people and stimulate your mind and body, all while serving the church and reminding the neighborhood of our presence. Learning “the Exercise” is within the grasp of almost anyone willing to spend some time learning to handle a bell and then working with others to ring them in patterns dictated by one of the thousands of change ringing methods — the tunes of this form of music. We have weekly practices alternating between our tower and the one at St. Paul’s Methodist Church. With weekly practice, you can expect to be handling a bell on your own within a couple of months -— and then you’ll start to learn how to ring the bells in changes. When we have trained enough ringers to ring safely, we will resume regular Sunday ringing before the 10:30 service. PRACTICE TIME MONDAYS: Beginners at 6:30 p.m. • Advanced at 7:15 p.m. Practices alternate each week between
 St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church and St. Paul’s Methodist Church St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church 4900 Jackwood • 77096 In the bell tower Stairs are located between the tower and the adminisration building. Contact: David Graves david@boldfacegraphics.com St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 5501 Main St. • 77004 To access the bell tower, park in lot at corner of Binz and Fannin. Enter at north door behind sanctuary. Go down the hallway, up one flight of stairs to elevator. Take elevator to fourth floor. Turn left, up stairs to spiral stairway in right corner.