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Handbells in Worship Resources

In Majesty Resplendent

In Majesty Resplendent  Malcom Wilson

Why Ring in Church?

A handbell ministry is considered by many to be a microcosm of the church at large, and in the last few decades there has been a tremendous resurgence of interest in handbells across the globe in churches of many denominations.

Ten Creative Ways to Use Handbells in Worship

One of my favorite parts of worship planning is finding creative ways to incorporate music into the services. From introits to benediction responses, prayer responses, transitions, and even underscoring. Handbells are a great way to do this!

Ring Those Bells! Ideas for Using Handbells in Worship By Norma de Waal Malefyt

From time to time all of us who plan worship need some new ideas and triggers that will spark our creativity. Using handbells in worship can be such a spark. I like to think of bells as a seasoning to the “meat and potatoes” of the liturgy. Used with discretion, bells can be an outstanding asset to engage the congregation’s senses in worship.

Handbells of Praise: An Interview with Christine Anderson by Brooklyn Lowery

An interview with Christine Anderson, award-winning handbell soloist and handbell music arranger.

Using Handbells Creatively in Worship - by Shawn Gingrich

"I am strongly interested in worship arts and utilizing many aspects of artistic elements in worship as much as possible. One thing that is an easy augmentation is to use handbells more creatively in worship. Besides ringing a special selection there are many other ways to use handbells in worship."

More Ideas for Handbells in Worship By Anna Laura Page

"We have such a wealth of information from many experts in the field of handbell ringing published in the Overtones magazine.  If we are smart, we keep each issue and have amazing reference material at our disposal.  I realized this as I started researching new ideas for the current “Handbells in Worship” series. "

Ringing The Psalms By Michael Helman

"The Book of Psalms is the hymnal of the Bible. Expressing a wide range of emotions, needs, and feelings of the People of God, the psalms have been at the heart of the Judeo-Christian worship. There has been renewed interest in making the psalms central in prayer, singing and worship."

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