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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 #23 (18 hours, 3 minutes ago): If, like in our house, you play the game involving spotting Minis and shouting “Mini pinch Mini punch”…
  • October YouTube competition winner (1 week, 2 days ago): The October YouTube competition for Most effective instructional video has been won by “Church Bell Installation…
  • What’s happening after the pandemic? (1 week, 5 days ago): At the start of the first lockdown we were still looking forward to ringing events in the summer. There…
  • President’s Blog #22 (2 weeks, 1 day ago): The ‘Cast of 1000’ was introduced in the Council’s Strategic Priorities document that was produced early…
  • The Week Junior (2 weeks, 4 days ago): Bellringing has featured in the very popular children’s magazine “The Week Junior” in their regular slot…

Further information

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

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