Handbell Choir

Handbell Choir will resume rehearsing September 9, 2021, 6:30-7:30 in the Chancel under the leadership of our new Handbell Choir Director, Leah McComas.

The handbell choir is open to new and returning ringers. We typically play for services once a month and on major feast days. We also add handbells to psalms, hymns, and other parts of the liturgy. In
order to be sensitive to the changing nature of the pandemic, there will be a couple opportunities to join the handbell choir this year.  At this time, we are looking for ringers who are comfortable committing to playing in September through November.  Students in 7th grade through adults are welcome to join the handbell choir.  Previous music experience is beneficial, but not necessary for success.  Please consider ringing with us this fall! Our first rehearsal is on Thursday, September 9 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the chancel.  Please contact Leah McComas (
Lmccomas.stpaulsyork@gmail.com or call (717) 843-8155) if you are interested in participating.

The Adult Bell Choir consists of members ages 12 and up.  We currently have members ringing our full five octaves of handbells and four octaves of handchimes.  Members enjoy utilizing many different bell techniques and playing pieces which incorporate various instruments.

If you can keep a steady beat; and have any prior musical experience (even it was long ago), please consider giving bell choir a try.