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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'.

Recent additions

Recent Association peals

Master's blog

Central Council news

  • Ringing thriving in Devon (18 hours, 29 minutes ago): Bellringing is thriving in Devon, particularly at North Tawton – a great clip of 10 year old Ewan ringing…
  • Jersey bells celebrate 40th anniversary (3 days, 21 hours ago): Celebrations have been taking place in Jersey to mark the 40th anniversary of a set of church bells.…
  • ART Conference 2020 (6 days, 23 hours ago): The speakers and topics for the 2020 ART Conference have just been released.  From well-known ringing…
  • 100 years of Save the Children (3 weeks, 3 days ago): Eglantyne Jebb is remembered each year in the church calendar on December 17th as a social reformer and…
  • Safeguarding Guidance – June 2019 update (3 weeks, 6 days ago): As mentioned in Chris Mews’ article in The Ringing World in September (page 904), Chris has prepared…

Further information

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

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