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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 #13 (5 days, 12 hours ago): Last Friday was definitely a low point. There was much swearing in Moseley, Worcester and Wrotham when…
  • Zoom (1 week, 2 days ago): Zoom’s origins are from 2012 when the initial audio-visual (AV) platform was launched.  When we fast…
  • Young Ringers – Schools & Youth Groups Workgroup Update – June 2020 (2 weeks, 2 days ago): As one of the newest Council Workgroups, our team is still very much in the formation stages of its lifecycle.…
  • Champing holidays at CCT churches (2 weeks, 3 days ago): Bell ringers are being offered an exclusive 20% off bookings for Champing holidays at CCT churches. See…
  • Returning to service ringing (2 weeks, 3 days ago): The scene is set for a cautious return to ringing. It won’t be all the bells, it won’t be all the ringers,…

Further information

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

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