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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'.

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Central Council news

  • President’s Blog #48 (3 days ago): Members of my local band have got used to me saying “sorry I’m not drinking this week, I’m 200 words…
  • YCRA Event (2 weeks ago): Back at the RWNYC we launched the Young Change Ringers Association, or YCRA. This was the culmination…
  • President’s Blog #47 (2 weeks, 3 days ago): Ringing in the Remembrance Sunday peal at Worcester Cathedral, half-muffled on the Harmonic Minor Ten,…
  • Round 4 Photo Competition – Ringers in Action (3 weeks, 1 day ago): The fourth category in our photo competition is now open – Ringers in Action. We want to see ringers…
  • President’s Blog #46 (1 month ago): Maybe when you get older you start to like routine a bit more. My Saturday mornings have settled into…

Further information

Further information can be obtained from the Hon. General Secretary , or in the Association's Annual Report.

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