The Blue Ridge Ringers represent ringers from several counties in Western North Carolina: Henderson,
Transylvania, Polk, and Rutherford. Some of the churches represented by our ringers are: First Presbyterian, First United
Methodist, Fletcher United Methodist, Good Shepherd Lutheran (Brevard), Sacred Heart Catholic (Brevard), St Christopher's
Episcopal (Spartanburg), Thermal Belt Unitarian Fellowship (Tryon), Trinity Episcopal (Asheville), Tryon Presbyterian,
and Fairfield Mountains Chapel (Lake Lure). Most of our ringers are also members of church handbell groups.
Other church handbell groups have been represented in the past: Covenant Presbyterian, Ebenezer Baptist, First
Congregational, Fletcher Seventh Day Adventist, Grace Lutheran, Immaculate Conception, Pinecrest Presbyterian, and St James
Episcopal. These churches all have their own handbell groups.
We hail from North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania,
Massachusetts, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and California, and we represent hundreds of years of handbell ringing!
We are mothers & grandmothers (& fathers!) and even great-grandmothers. Our other areas of interest are as varied
as our ages and origins. We are an intergenerational team of handbell enthusiasts with six decades of age working together.
Perhaps our subtitle could be "Ringaholics Anonymous!"