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Association News

Great Totham

All Friday practice nights have been cancelled until further notice at Great Totham whilst investigations and work are carried out on the tower.

Sunday morning and wedding ringing will continue for the time being.

Jo Elliott (1 August 2016)

ITTS Module 2 Course

Ian Culham is organising a Module 2 ITTS course at Coggeshall on the 20th of August. Read more

(21 July 2016)

Striking competition results 2016

Well done to everyone who took part in the Association striking competition finals yesterday, and thanks to the North-Eastern district for hosting them. The results of the 6 bell competition, held at Mistley, were: Read more

John Harpole (10 July 2016)

Stisted: ringing suspended

There is no ringing at Stisted until further notice. The tower is in scaffolding to maintain the spire and various repairs to the fabric of the tower. It is thought this may take 3 months.

Terry Earle (10 July 2016)

Training Times

At the Central Council meeting in Portsmouth last month I mentioned that the Ringing Centres Committee had produced a new edition of Training Times. It has article on clustering, developments at Bradpole,… Read more

(29 June 2016)

Bill Pepper: funeral

Bill Pepper's funeral is to take place at SS Mary & Lawrence, Great Waltham, on Friday 8 July at 2.30pm.

Jo Elliott (21 June 2016)

Striking Competition finals

The Association Striking Competition finals 2016 will be held at Mistley (6-bell) and Kirby-le-Soken (8) on Saturday, 9th July. Draw for the 6-bell final will be at Mistley at 2pm and 6.30pm for… Read more

Lesley Barrell (21 June 2016)

Bill Pepper

It is with great sadness that I have to report the death today of Bill Pepper, formerly Tower Captain of Great Waltham.

Our thoughts are with Bill's family at this time.

Funeral details will follow when known.

Jo Elliott (20 June 2016)

Challenge 500 HOD

On 26 April Heritage Open Days announced that for this year’s September festival, Heritage Open Days have joined forces with the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers to open up the heritage hidden inside… Read more

(5 June 2016)

Central Council Review Action Group — can you help?

The Central Council voted to initiate a review of the Council with the outcome of concrete proposals next year, and is now looking for a number of ringers to volunteer for the Action Group. Members will… Read more

(5 June 2016)

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