Essex Association of Change Ringers North East District

EACR - NE District © 2022

Practice News

Specific practice update:
Colchester Shrub End are practicing every Wednesday from 19.30 - 20.30 and Sundays from 09.30 - 10.00, (barring 1st Sundays). Please see here for contact details

Thorpe le Soken are practicing once a month on Wednesdays see Cluster Group Schedule here

Wormingford tower has been repaired so the bells are ringable once again. Please contact the Tower Captain for details of ringing

St Peter’s Colchester - 3rd Thursday of each month, (please check first)

Cluster Ringing Group Practices:

Kirby le Soken  & Tendring- Alternate Tuesdays see Cluster Group Schedule

St Osyth - alternate Wednesdays with Great Bentley. In addition, there is a practice in St Osyth every Wednesday from 13.30 - 15.30. The Cluster Ringing Group Practice Schedule is available here:

In all cases, please contact the tower correspondent if you are wishing to attend a practice night or intending to join the service ringing band

Please check the Essex Association website and our District Facebook page for up to date information regarding practice


NE District Towers

This website contains information specific to the NE District. For more general information about the Essex Association of Change Ringers, together with links to other ringing resources, please click here to go to the Association’s main website.

Map of NE District Towers - click here

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Revised rules for the

 Call Change Competition

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News & Announcements

The NE District spring meeting & striking competition, will take place in Thorpe le Soken church on Saturday the 8th June. The minutes from the meeting will be available from the District Secretary following the meeting.

The Central Council for Church Bell Ringers have updated their post pandemic guidance for ringing in the UK. All current advice and guidance, agreed with the House of Bishops Recovery Group, can be read by clicking on the following link:

There are links to other sources of information contained in the update.

There is clear guidance in the form of a table which provides a summary of ringing guidance form the Central Council here:


Little Bromley bells are not currently ringable


Please note that the schedule of events for 2024 - 2025 is available from calendar page. The calendar is subject to change. Please keep an eye out for e-mails from the District Secretary and updates via our Facebook page