Handbell Teams

Asbury Ringers are grades 3-6, (2nd graders are also accepted on a trial basis).  Currently in a transitional period. Check back for updates.

Buckingham Ringers, our adults, rehearse on Wednesdays, 9:00-10:45 am. We are in need of a couple of ringers!

Paradis Ringers is a select group of advanced ringers and named after Raymond Paradis, our former Music Director who began our handbell program in 1972. We Wednesdays, 11:00 am – noon. 

Klipnocky Klangers are our youth in grades 7-12 and rehearse on Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm. For full information about this group, and downloadable forms, please go to to the Klangers' page.

History of our Equipment

The original 3 octave set was made possible by a donation in 1973 from attorney and Mrs. Warren Farrington in honor of the Rev. Dr. Harold Buckingham, for whom our adult group is named after.  The fourth octave was donated in 1975, again by the Farringtons, and in 1978 the fifth octave was donated as well. 


Additionally, we have the G2 bronze bell. The lower sixth octave of Malmark choirchimes and the C2 Malmark choirchime were added in 2007.  In June 2010, the addition of 4th and 5th octaves of Malmark Choirchimes was made possible through donations in memory of Raymond Paradis. In 2008, we were able to receive a grant to purchase the lower 6th octave of chimes.


Through some donations over the past few years, and a final very generous donation in 2018, we have been able to complete our lower 7th ocatave of chimes. Thank you!


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