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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'.

Recent additions

Recent Association peals

Master's blog

Central Council news

  • Technical & Taxonomy Workgroup: Review of Method Extension (5 days, 2 hours ago): The relationship between methods on different numbers of bells (stages) has been explored for as long…
  • President’s Blog #59 (6 days ago): I have written another book! It can be found directly here  and linked via the CC website here. As previously…
  • HM Queen’s Jubilee (1 week, 1 day ago): With less than a month to go, arrangements should be well in hand for ringing to mark HM Queen Elizabeth…
  • Central Council Weekend Accommodation (1 week, 3 days ago): Plans are coming together for the CCCBR Weekend in Nottingham between 2-4 September.  For those who like…
  • President’s Blog #58 (2 weeks, 4 days ago): On Easter Sunday morning we were sitting having a coffee in the central square in Sorrento, when at five…

Further information

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

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