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'.
- Essex Young Ringers: We have recently set up a Young Ringers’ group which practices once a month. More information can be found in our Young Ringers section. Please encourage your young ringers to join in!
- Commemorating fallen ringers on the Every Man Remembered website: The Every Man Remembered website, run by the Royal British Legion, is working with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to keep alive the memory of those who fell in the First World War, for future generations.
Recent Association peals
- 5040 Ebor Surprise Minor Rung on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 at Mistley (SS Mary and Michael), Essex.
- 5088 Zzyzx Springs Surprise Major Rung on Sunday, 15 May 2016 at Terling (All Saints), Essex.
- 5040 Spliced Surprise Minor (18m) Rung on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at Great Easton (SS John and Giles), Essex.
- 5152 Yorkshire Surprise Major Rung on Saturday, 7 May 2016 at Badsey (St James), Worcestershire.
- 5040 Banwell Alliance Major Rung on Sunday, 1 May 2016 at Rayleigh (Holy Trinity), Essex.
Central Council news
- More 2016 Annual Meeting Papers (1 day, 1 hour ago): More meeting papers are now available for the Annual Meetings of the Council and The Ringing World…
- Challenge 500 HOD Flyer and press release (3 days, 7 hours ago): A Heritage Open Days single-page flyer and press release are now available.
- The CCCBR President's blog (5 days, 2 hours ago): Chris Mew's May post is now online.
Further information can be obtained from the Hon. General Secretary , or in the Association's Annual Report.
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