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66th Essex Association Dinner — A face to face affair

It was very exciting to hear that the 66th Annual Dinner would actually go ahead face to face this year. The event took place at Benton Halll Golf and Country Club with over 70 guests, a good number considering. Read more

Vicki Chapman (15 October 2021)



EYE update

HUGE congratulations to the Essex Young Eagles. At the Ringing World National Youth Contest on Saturday in Worcester, EYE came 2nd out of 15 teams in the call change category. Read more

Vicki Chapman (13 September 2021)



Essex Young Eagles teenage bell ringers join National Youth Contest in Worcester

A squad of 9 teenage bell ringers from across Essex will journey to Worcester this Saturday to take part in the 10th Ringing World National Youth Contest. Teams will compete for the coveted Whitechapel Trophy and the Ringing World Editor’s Trophy for Excellence. The headquarters for the day will be Worcester Cathedral; the contests will take place at All Saints and Old St Martin’s. The contest is open to bands comprising ringers aged under 19 on 31st August 2021. Read more

Vicki Chapman (7 September 2021)



Ann Powell

It is with great sadness that I advise you of the death of Ann Powell on 1st August 2021.  Ann joined the Great Totham band and became a member of the Essex Association in 2009.  She was a loyal member… Read more

Janice Spalding (13 August 2021)



Alan Barber

Alan Barber, a well-known former member of the Association, died on 12 July 2021. Alan's funeral will take place at St Paul's Whitley Bay at 1 pm on Monday 26th July. The service will be live streamed… Read more

(19 July 2021)



Ringing for the new Bishop

The new Bishop of Chelmsford, The Rt Rev Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani, will be officially "seated" on Saturday 4th September at 3.30pm at Chelmsford Cathedral (attendance at this event is by invitation only). Read more

Vicki Chapman (17 July 2021)



Bob Christy

It is with great sadness that I am writing to inform you that Bob Christy of Goldhanger died peacefully at home on Friday 2nd July.  He was a well loved and respected ringer of Goldhanger who will be… Read more

Hazel Steed (4 July 2021)



Brian Sayer

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the death of Brian Sayer, Tower Captain of Tolleshunt D’Arcy who died on 1st June following a short illness. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.

Hazel Steed (15 June 2021)



Ringing guidance summary

The Central Council has issued a one-page summary of the current guidance.

(31 May 2021)



Des Thorne

It is with great sadness I have to let you know that we have been informed by Sue Browne Church Warden of Ardleigh Church, that Des Thorne has passed away. This is all the information we have at… Read more

Helen Bridgman (29 May 2021)




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