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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

  • Round 3 Photo Competition Winners – Bells in Art (2 days, 21 hours ago): The third category in our photo competition has now concluded Bells in Art, closed on 8th October.  With…
  • President’s Blog #45 (5 days, 5 hours ago): Two or three times a year we have a meeting where two representatives of each of the Central Council,…
  • President’s Blog #44 (2 weeks, 5 days ago): “What could be more English than the gentle peal of bells wafting through a small leafy village? The…
  • RingingForums…topic specific networks (2 weeks, 6 days ago): As mentioned during the CCCBR AGM in September we are pleased to be able to launch RingingForums, a set…
  • CCCBR Response to GS2222 (3 weeks, 2 days ago): The Central Council has submitted a response to the Church of England’s consultation on ‘GS2222’ – its…

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