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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'.

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Central Council news

  • President’s Blog #6 (1 day, 6 hours ago): It seems almost incomprehensible that two weeks ago I was on my way to the ART Conference. We were saying…
  • Coronavirus – Covid-19 – Update (1 week, 5 days ago): New updates on the Coronavirus have been issued by the UK government today, which include avoiding any…
  • President’s Blog #5 (2 weeks ago): The Miley Cyrus seems to be dominating discussions and starting to affect our ringing activities. From…
  • 2020 Westley Award for Church Bell Maintenance (3 weeks, 3 days ago): Ringers are all dependent on the bells that they ring.  Towers and bells in good condition will usually…
  • President’s Blog #4 (3 weeks, 6 days ago): Half term was a good opportunity to get out and about and Monday evening was a trip to Stone (nr Dursley)…

Further information

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

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