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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

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Master's blog

Central Council news

  • President’s Blog – January 2020 (6 days, 21 hours ago): Four months in and time to start writing that blog that Vicki our PRO says I should do. Actually given…
  • Ringing for Brexit (2 weeks, 5 days ago): We have started to receive queries about bells being rung on 31st January to mark the UK leaving the…
  • ART Conference 2020 – join us in Derbyshire! (2 weeks, 5 days ago): The ART Annual Conference is an inspiring and enjoyable weekend, with leading speakers sharing best practices…
  • Ring out for Peace (2 weeks, 5 days ago): 8th May 2020 During the Second World War, the Bells of Britain were silenced, only to be used to give…
  • Australia Fires (3 weeks ago): We cannot help but be moved by the images that have been coming from Australia recently, of the devastating…

Further information

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

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