The Essex Association of Change Ringers   President: The Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Chelmsford

In Memoriam

The Association regrets to announce the deaths of


Mrs Marian Wood, Former EACR Northern District Secretary and Treasurer. Then Deputy Master of the Northern District & subsequently District Ringing Master
Renée page-Jones, Former Deputy Master of the Southern District and Tower Captain and ringer of Hutton
Joe Roast, EACR LVP and former Tower Captain and ringer of Danbury


Jim Bullock, formerly of Dagenham
Steve Sapsford, former ringer of Old Harlow
Jenny Parris, formerly of Terling, and a Supporter of the SE District
Ken Elliott, former ringer of Great Baddow
David O Knewstub, formerly of Great Totham and then Western Australia. Former President of ANZAB
Peter Milan, formerly of Epping. Tower Captain from 2009 - 2021
David Belcham, formerly of Rayleigh. Former Tower Captain for over 30 years
Vic Turner, Tower Captain at Toppesfield
Michael Down, formerly of Thaxted
Kathryn Ash, formerly of Prittlewell
Peter Childs, Life member, formerly of Boreham
Ronald Blythe CBE, Honorary member, of Wormingford
John Stephenson, of Hornchurch


Tom Roast, formerly of Danbury
Mark Spurgeon, formerly of Danbury and Writtle
David Chalk, of Harlow
Lionel Woods, of Hornchurch, former Central Council representative
Don Crouchman, of South Weald
Pauline Millatt, of Colchester (All Saints, Shrub End)
Dr Brian Hale, formerly of Galleywood
Canon John Sibson, the Association's first Chaplain
Brian Beech, of North Ockendon
Barbara Hollis, formerly of Ardleigh
Gillian Wildney, of Kirby-le-Soken
Ron Whitt, formerly of Basildon
Ruby Hills, of St Osyth


John Gilbert, of Stebbing
Alan Syder, formerly of Braintree
Patrick Alexander, formerly of Shalford
Ann Powell, of Great Totham
Alan Barber, formerly of Stansted Mountfitchet
Bob Christy, of Goldhanger
Gareth Morris, of Nazeing
Brian Sayer, of Tolleshunt D'Arcy
Des Thorne, of Ardleigh
Jo Carter, of Gosfield
Jeff Carpenter, Friend of the Association, of Felsted
Bernard Cooper, formerly of Great Wakering
Colin Hall, of Eastwood
Allan Pye, formerly of Southminster
Richard A Huband, of Eastwood
Gordon Lucas, Life Member, of Langdon Hills
Tom Monk, formerly of Witham


Rt Revd John Waine, former Bishop of Chelmsford and EACR President
John Thornhill, of South Ockendon
Shirley Green, of Littlebury
John Green, formerly of Stanford-le-Hope
Peter Nicol, of Canewdon
Alan R Elliott, formerly of Kelvedon
Prof Ron Johnston, formerly of Colchester (St Peter)
Dennis Terry, of Sandon
Jean Lewis, formerly of Great Yeldham
Peter Mickelsen, of Great Totham
Mick Edwards, Life Member, of Great Totham
Cliff Hunter, of Maldon (All Saints)
David French, of Shalford
David Wallis, formerly of Felsted
Paul Thrussell, formerly of Chelmsford Cathedral
Liz Hull, formerly of Hornchurch


Len Bullock, Life Member, of Dagenham
Jim Reed, formerly of Chelmsford Cathedral
Pat Cross, Life Member, of Maldon (All Saints)
Ken Day, formerly of Chigwell Row
David Barclay, of Great Totham
Bernard Sadler, Life Member, of Prittlewell
Michael Abrahams, of Earls Colne
Ian Valentine, of Wivenhoe
Peter and Pauline Leatherdale, formerly of Little Horkesley
David Drinkell, formerly of Colchester (St Leonard-at-the-Hythe)
Richard (Dick) J Harrison, formerly of Broomfield and Sandon
Dorothy Dale, Life Member, of South Weald
Ken Wood, formerly of Nazeing
Vic Dale, Life Member, of South Weald
Terry Horton, of Harwich
David Cobb, formerly of Layer-de-la-Haye and Shrub End
Paul Bloomfield, Life Member, of Dagenham
Ron Payne, of Wivenhoe
Nick Tovey, of Sandon
Donald Heath, Life Member, of Romford
Peter Eves, of Chelmsford Cathedral, Life Vice-President, former Association Treasurer and former Central Council representative


Laurie Cansdale, of Writtle
Nancy Crisp, of Burnham-on-Crouch
Mike Gibson, of Tollesbury
Phil Clarke, formerly of Rayne
Stephen Goddard, of Colchester (St Peter)
Owen Webster, formerly of Walthamstow (St Saviour), former Central Council Representative and Peal Secretary
Ian Hughes, formerly of Broomfield
Sue Evans, of Thorpe Bay
Dennis Taylor, formerly of Rayne
Margaret Bailey, of Brentwood
Andrew Britter, of Springfield
Don Mills, of Bures
Joan Peacock, of Hornchurch
Ann Williams, of Colchester
David Osgood, of Thaxted


Libby Laurence, of Wickham St Paul
Don Munro, Life Member, of Thorrington
Lesley Smith, of Boreham
Jose Sadler, of Prittlewell
Alan Coleman, of Galleywood
Rt Revd John Wraw, Bishop of Bradwell and EACR Vice-President
Diana Belcham, of Rayleigh
Caroline Lowe, of Ingrave
Clive Bryant, formerly of Barking
Sue Ashdown, of Leytonstone
Duncan Anderson, of Boreham
Betty Matson, Life Member, of South Benfleet
Jack Dobson, of South Benfleet


John Watson, of Witham
Sue Tipping, of Westcliff on Sea
Allen Cansdale, Life Member, of Halstead
Margaret Egglestone, formerly of Broomfield
David Hymas, formerly of Chelmsford
Brian Downie, formerly of Harlow Common
Brenda Clayden, of Bradwell-on-Sea
Bruce Robertson, of Black Notley
Michael Brown, of Belchamp St Paul
Bill Pepper, of Great Waltham
Jenny Elliott, Friend of the Association, of Kelvedon
Revd John Delfgou, former Chaplain
Gordon Clarke, of Kirby-le-Soken
Ron Petchey, of Barking
David Doy, formerly of Boreham
Lesley Pinks, of Rettendon
Dennis Withams, of Little Waltham


Freda Willgress, formerly of Mistley
Maureen Jones, of Inworth
Barbara Ince-Jones, of Hutton
Anne Wilkinson, formerly of Stansted Mountfitchet
Christine Drake, of Tollesbury
Jill Evans, of Shenfield
Jack Brett, formerly of Sible Hedingham
Ron Cook, of Goldhanger
Ken Perry, of Goldhanger
Ken Stonehouse, of Boreham
Mrs Freda Hill, formerly of Prittlewell
Don Cobb, formerly of Waltham Abbey, former Association Master and Life Vice-President
Philip Chalk, formerly of Stansted Mountfitchet, Maldon (All Saints) and Leytonstone
Michael Warren, formerly of Little Horkesley
John Armstrong, of Dagenham, Life Vice-President
Noel Orman, of Thorrington, Life Member
Sue Rothera, of Chelmsford
Adrian Semken, of Coggeshall, Life Vice-President and founder of the Essex Ringing Course
Lawrence Beal, of Prittlewell, Life Member
Tony Kidd, of Ingatestone
Phil Rothera, formerly of Terling, former Central Council representative


Bevan Willgress, of Great Bromley
Dennis Whent, of Shrub End, Colchester
Revd Geoffrey Kemp, formerly of Navestock
Peter Barnes, of Colchester (St Peter)
Mervyn Balkwill, formerly of West Ham
Sylvia Eyers, of Layer-de-la-Haye
Don Nowell, of Purleigh
Don Robinson, of Southminster
Ced Robinson, formerly of Burnham-on-Crouch
David Reeve, of Wormingford
Janet Rowley, of Mistley
Betty Neale, Friend of the Association, of Leigh-on-Sea
Revd Anthony Abbey, former Chaplain (1984-1996)
Dennis Hewitt, of Walthamstow (St Mary)


Bill Aley, of Nazeing
Philip Hawthorn, of Felsted
Wade Vandernberg, of Basildon
Bobbie Ritchie, of Thaxted
Howard Egglestone, formerly of Boreham
Doreen Pearson, of Hatfield Heath
Greta Bell, of Tollesbury
Dennis Bowen, of Tendring
Billy Holmes, of Great Leighs


Roy Walker, formerly of Sawbridgeworth
Ron Groves, formerly of Chelmsford
Francis Goddard, formerly of South Weald
Edna Chalmers, formerly of Terling
Phyllis Andrews, formerly of Bentley Common
Harold Cuthbert, formerly of Great Holland
Dennis G Blows, formerly of Hornchurch
Stella Williams, of Ashdon
Neville Unwin, of Waltham Abbey
John Bullough, of Radwinter
Revd Canon Roger Mason, of Prittlewell, formerly Association Chaplain


Robert Woodd-Walker, of Colchester
Peter Laws, of Waltham Abbey
Oliver Walton, of Tendring
Renée Armstrong, of Dagenham
Maisie Bohannan, formerly of Pleshey
Doreen Middleton, of Halstead
Fred Mansfield, formerly of Nazeing
Frank Southwood, of Brentwood
Alan Dixon, formerly of Stansted Mountfitchet
Reg Dixon, of High Easter
Alan Parrott, of Colchester


Barbara Fisher, of Bentley Common
Wendy Came, of Maldon (All Saints)
Liz Wycherly, of Leigh-on-Sea
David Collins, of Manuden
Denis Mitchell, of Leytonstone
Ruth Slater, of Sawbridgeworth
Joan Tilley, of Galleywood
Brian (Jim) Keeble, of Maldon (All Saints)
Revd WJT Smith, of Boreham
Mary Blakey, of Great Easton
Malcolm Oliver, formerly of Colchester (St Peter), former NE District Master
Janet Crabb, of Epping Upland
John Mardon, formerly of Purleigh
Margaret Arthur, of Leigh-on-Sea
Anne Edwards, of Chelmsford Cathedral
John Avis, of Layer-de-la-Haye, former NE District Secretary
Mick Kennedy, of Little Baddow


Des Mayell, of Hutton
Jim Browne, of Orsett
Aidan J Boyack, formerly of Walthamstow (St Mary)
Bernard Fairhead, of Colchester, past Master and Life Vice-President
Terry Middleton, of Halstead
Mrs A Everett, of Boreham
Mrs Sylvia Evans, of Harwich


Linda Wood, of Feering
Noel Foakes, of Mistley
Denis Thompson, formerly of Downham
Peter Adams, of Navestock
Ernie Rodmell, of Rayleigh
Rita Michell, formerly of Rayleigh
Norman Mead, of Great Hallingbury
Roy Seaman, of Littlebury
Dot Goodhew, formerly of Great Dunmow
Lawrie King, formerly of Epping
Colin E Wright, of Hornchurch
Eileen Button, of Thorrington
Haddon Spurgeon, of Maldon (All Saints)
Jessie Kippin, of Downham
Eric Cross, of Loughton


Alf House, formerly of Rayleigh
Gillian Warren, Wanstead
Brian Murray, Friend of the Association
Lily Monk, Great Waltham
Cyril Southgate, Goldhanger
Adolf (Rory) Rohrer, Great Hallingbury
David Simms, Writtle
Bet Mitchell, Leytonstone
Rt Revd James Roxburgh, former Bishop of Barking and EACR Vice-President


Ray Berney, High Ongar
Pat Saltmarsh, Sandon
Bill Nurse, Writtle
Charles Trentor, Romford
Charles Turner, Feering/Coggeshall
Dr. Lewis Castleden, Great Dunmow
Sam Courtauld, Greenstead Green
Kenneth Blunt, Great Holland
Mable Boniface, Black Notley

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