Christmas Past and Presents! ~ New England Ringers in Concert

First Congregational Church of Hanover (FCCH) presents the New England Ringers community handbell ensemble in a performance of “Christmas Past and Presents,” on Sunday, December 4, 3 pm, at the church’s sanctuary at 547 Hanover Street, Hanover. A complimentary fellowship reception immediately follows, offering coffee, cider and sweets. Admission is free, donations supporting New England Ringers are gratefully accepted.  FCCH is fully accessible, with parking available in adjacent parking lots.

In a highlight of the holiday season, New England Ringers, a premier community handbell ensemble, performs a program of holiday-themed music.  This 14-ringer choir performs on six octaves of English handbells, six and one-half octaves of Choirchimes, as well as additional assorted instruments. The performing artists helm from Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire for biweekly rehearsals in Oxford.

For nearly 35 years, New England Ringers has presented concerts throughout New England and the northeast, yielding several recordings, and has participated in numerous handbell festivals, workshops, seminars, and other events. Other concerts this season include performances in Sandwich, Attleboro, and Oxford, as well as Warwick, RI.

Handbells await a performance, courtesy image

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About First Congregational Church of Hanover

Founded in 1728, First Congregational Church of Hanover (FCCH) was established about the same time that the town of Hanover was incorporated.  A United Church of Christ (UCC) parish, First Congregational Church of Hanover has long been a leader in equality.  FCCH is committed to serve as a community of inclusive love that has no walls or barriers, where all who enter are loved, respected, and accepted for who they are, reaching beyond social class, gender, race, and sexual orientation, welcoming all.  It is a community of growth and transformation, reaching beyond the status quo as a community filled with the love and compassion of Christ, invoking our faith into action and prayer daily.

First Congregational Church of Hanover’s sanctuary is located at 547 Hanover Street, Hanover.  FCCH offices are located at Riley Hall, 17 Silver Street, Hanover. For more information, call 781-826-4762, visit or follow First Congregational Church of Hanover on Facebook or Instagram.

New England Ringers in concert, image by Michael Stone Portraits