Welcome to the web site of the Essex Association of Change Ringers
Founded at Writtle, near Chelmsford, in 1879 the Association predates the Diocese of Chelmsford by some 35 years. Its boundaries are those of the old county of Essex prior to 1st April 1965. With a membership of over 1000, the Association is committed to the furtherance of the work of the Church by ringing bells, promoting bells and bell ringers, and keeping the bells of Essex churches ringing. This is achieved by giving help and advice in the maintenance of bell installations, by making grants available for restoration and improvement projects, and by offering opportunities for training and advancement in 'method ringing'.
- Essex Young Ringers: We have recently set up a Young Ringers’ group which practices once a month. More information can be found in our Young Ringers section. Please encourage your young ringers to join in!
- Commemorating fallen ringers on the Every Man Remembered website: The Every Man Remembered website, run by the Royal British Legion, is working with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to keep alive the memory of those who fell in the First World War, for future generations.
Recent Association peals
- 5040 Spliced Surprise Minor (38m) Rung on Saturday, 21 January 2017 at Inworth (All Saints), Essex.
- 5040 Doubles (12m) Rung on Friday, 20 January 2017 at Newport (St Mary the Virgin), Essex.
- 5040 Surprise Minor (7m) Rung on Wednesday, 4 January 2017 at Henham (St Mary the Virgin), Essex.
- 5040 Surprise Minor (7m) Rung on Tuesday, 3 January 2017 at Hatfield Heath (Holy Trinity), Essex.
- 5040 Stedman Triples Rung on Monday, 2 January 2017 at Ilford (St Mary), Gr London.
Central Council news
- Freda Cannon (18 hours, 2 minutes ago): Freda Cannon died on 14 January 2017. Funeral at 1.15pm on Tuesday 14 February at St Alphege, Greenwich,…
- Jill Staniforth (1 week, 5 days ago): Jill Staniforth died on 7 January 2017.
- Tercentenary of first 10-bell peal ON 11 JANUARY (1 week, 6 days ago): 5040 Grandsire Caters at St Brides, in Fleet Street by London Scholars
Further information can be obtained from the Hon. General Secretary , or in the Association's Annual Report.
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