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

Association News

Ann Williams

I am sorry to announce that Ann Williams, former bellringer, handbell ringer and tower captain of All Saint’s, Shrub End, Colchester died on Thursday 15th February Read more

Margaret Harvey (5 March 2018)

1400 new ringers for Armistice Day 2018

On 11 November 1918 British bells, which had been silent all through the Great War, rang out to tell people the war was over; to celebrate the peace and to mourn those who did not return. Read more

Emily Ashton (15 February 2018)

George Pipe Trophy 2018: poster

The inaugural George Pipe Trophy competition takes place on Saturday 17 February at Bury St Edmunds. Please see this poster.

(4 February 2018)

Don Munro: funeral

I have now received the funeral arrangements for Don Munro.

The service will be held on 17th January in Thorpe-le-Soken church at 10am, followed by burial in Thorrington churchyard about 11.15

Lesley Barrell (7 January 2018)

Ringing Remembers

You will have read and heard by now that the CCCBR and Big Ideas Co. are running a recruitment campaign to recruit 1400 new ringers in memory of those ringers that died during WW1. Read more

Vicki Chapman (6 January 2018)

Libby Laurence

Many of you will already have heard of the passing of Libby Lawrence on Christmas Eve after a long struggle with her health. The funeral will be at St Giles, Great Maplestead, Wed 10th January at 2.30 pm Read more

Roy Threadgold (1 January 2018)

2017 Quarter Peal Report

Please make sure your tower's 2017 Quarter Peal form is with the Peals Secretary by 15th January 2018. Read more

Colin Chapman (27 December 2017)

Don Munro

It is with great sadness I announce the death of Don Munro of Thorrington, who passed away yesterday at Colchester hospital with his wife Lorna at his side. Read more

Lesley Barrell (19 December 2017)


Please note that there will be no practices at Kelvedon on either Tuesday 19th or Tuesday 26th December. Read more

Vicki Elliott (13 December 2017)

Nomination of Association Officers for election at the Annual General Meeting, 7th May 2018

In accordance with the Rules, the following Honorary Officers will be elected on 7th May 2018 to serve until the 2019 Annual Meeting: Read more

Rhona McEune (13 December 2017)

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