North American Guild of Change Ringers (NAGCR)

The Sewanee Guild of Sewanee Change Ringers is excited to host the NAGCR’s 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM) October 17-21, 2024 at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. Preparations are underway, and we encourage you to start planning your visit and register for the AGM.


Where is Sewanee? Sewanee is a unique little university town located on the beautiful Cumberland Plateau, 6 miles from I-24 and approximately 60 miles from the Chattanooga airport and 90 miles from the Nashville airport, which is Tennessee’s busiest passenger airport with direct flights to most US destinations, Toronto, and London. Get a peek of Sewanee here.

If you are not driving, we recommend that you make a reservation with Groome Transportation, a shuttle service from the Chattanooga and Nashville airports. Your drop-off and pick-up point is Monteagle, TN. Once you confirm your arrival time, we will arrange transportation to take you to your lodging location.


We recommend that you start looking at lodging soon. Options include area motels as well as homes on the Sewanee campus. The Sewanee Inn is within walking distance of Breslin Tower. The Quality Inn in Monteagle, 6 miles away, has 30 rooms blocked, and the Monteagle Inn 11 rooms blocked (plus two more in an adjacent cottage). There is also an option to book rooms in the quaint Edgeworth Inn located in the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly, a Chautauqua community about 6 miles from the campus.  Please visit Lodging Options for descriptions and booking instructions.  


We have developed a tentative conference schedule that you can view here


Please see Things to Do in Sewanee for a listing of amenities and activities to fill your days.  Sewanee’s campus is ranked as one of the most beautiful in the country, and there are many optional activities from walks, to hikes, to All Saints Chapel and its Shapard Tower Carillon, to sports and fitness activities, to a world class music listening room, etc.  

The 2024 NAGCR meeting will coincide with the University’s Fall Break, which will allow expanded use of the University’s facilities, including Convocation Hall as the main congregation point. The University’s McClurg dining hall will be open with a limited menu, and local shuttle service will be provided. 


We are honored to be chosen as hosts for NAGCR's 2024 Annual General Meeting, and we welcome you to contact us with questions or thoughts: John Solomon at or (931) 636-6810.

AGM 2024 Conference Resources