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[Photograph of Writtle tower]

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

  • President’s Blog #18 (1 week, 2 days ago): I wouldn’t be surprised if no ringer below the age of 20 is reading this. I would be pleased if they…
  • Women in Ringing – first 50 stories (1 week, 4 days ago): More than 50 women ringers have now posted stories on the ‘Women in Ringing’ website, and the research…
  • Captain’s Blog – Supplemental (AGM sketch from the Chair) (1 week, 6 days ago): I nearly got off to a bad start. At 10am someone asked on Facebook what time the meeting started and…
  • August YouTube winner (2 weeks, 1 day ago): The Pillaton and St Mellion Handbell Ringers have been declared the winner of the August YouTube contest…
  • President’s Blog #17 (3 weeks, 2 days ago): We have a few ‘Situations Vacant’ coming up which will give more people the opportunity to help with…

Further information

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

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