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Essex Association of Change Ringers North East District

Practice News

Important update:

As the government has formerly removed the restrictions brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, towers are now returning to practice and service ringing. However, some towers may not have made the decision to return to ringing yet and may have made their own decisions regarding the wearing of face coverings, numbers of ringers present and the number of bells that can be rung safely. It is therefore important to contact the relevant correspondent prior to visiting a tower for practice or service ringing.

Specific practice update:

St Peter’s Colchester - 3rd Thursday of each month starting on the 16th of Sept

Layer de la Haye - 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month starting on the 21st of Sept

Tendring & Great Holland - alternate Tuesdays starting on the 7th Sept (Tendring)

Great Bentley - Mondays and alternate Wednesdays starting on the 8th of Sept

St Osyth - alternate Wednesdays starting on the 15th of Sept. (No practice on the 8th of Sept)

Mistley - Thursdays 19.30 - 20.30

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



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News & Announcements

Removal of Coronovirus - COVID-19 restrictions

With the removal of restrictions, we have much to consider as individual towers whilst returning to ringing, please read the current advice and guidance from the Central Council, agreed with the House of Bishops Recovery Group 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:


Please read the update on the CCCBR website dated 20th July which further defines the meaning of the word vaccinated and that face coverings should still be worn in certain circumstances by clicking here.


The North East District Autumn meeting, call change competition & barbecue will take place on Saturday the 18th of September in Great Bromley. The competition draw is at 14.00, followed by competition ringing. The barbecue is available from 15.15, followed by a short service and meeting.

Please note that the calendar of events for 2021-22 is  subject to constant review and possible cancellation while we return to full ringing.

Please keep an eye out for e-mails from the District Secretary and updates via our Facebook page

The Listening & Striking Skills training day has been moved to the 6th of November in Great Holland from 10.00 - 14.00