Handbell Director

searchSherry Berdan,

Handbell Choir Director

Sherry started. ringing handbells in 1972 at the First Congregational Church in Watertown, CT and has been hooked on handbells ever since.  She has attended many handbell Festival/Conferences and workshops through the years where she has taken classes on bell ringing techniques, solo ringing as well as directing classes.  She was instrumental in starting a children’s handchime choir in the ’90’s and assisted the Director of Music at that time with the handchime choir here at Center Church and rang with the Centeringers for many years.  She also directed the handchime choir when the Director of Music left.  She also was director of the Psalms Ringers and the Cherub Chimers in Watertown.  She additionally rang under the direction of Rick Wood with both the Messengers and the Zion Ringers of Chime In!.  In 2015, she rang at Carnegie Hall and most recently she rang with Chime In! at Saint Thomas More, the Catholic Chapel & Center at Yale University.

If you would like to join one of our handbell choirs please contact Sherry at the email below or by contacting the church office at: 860-489-8301