The Essex Association of Change Ringers   President: The Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Chelmsford

Association News

Queen's Jubilee Ringing

Sunday 6th February 2022 marks the 70th anniversary of HM Queen Elizabeth II's accession. Churches will be holding a special Evensong service to mark the actual day the Queen will have reigned for 70 years. Read more

Vicki Chapman (12 January 2022)

First Pealers Club

Do you aspire to ringing a peal? Are you not sure but feel you’d like a real challenge in your ringing? Are you a teacher or tower captain and know someone who you think would make a good peal ringer… Read more

Beth Johnson (11 January 2022)

Ruby Hills

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Ruby Hills of St Osyth, aged 90 has passed away. She was a member of the Association from 2002 she was a wonderful ringer, kind, extremely supportive… Read more

Helen Bridgman (2 January 2022)

Essex Ringing Course 2022

The 2022 Essex Ringing Course will run from 7th to 9th April. Bookings open from 3rd January and close 11th February.

(23 December 2021)

2021 & 2022 Quarter Peal Reports

Please make sure your tower's 2021 Quarter Peal form* is with the Peals Secretary by 15th January 2022, by hand, post or email. If you cannot find a form for 2021, copies (2021 pdf and editable… Read more

Colin Chapman (21 December 2021)

Books on the Bookstall this Christmas

Looking for a special gift or last minute present for someone this Christmas? Read more

Christina Brewster (26 November 2021)

Blustery Braintree hosts the Ridgman Trophy

Saturday 30th October was the revised date for the Ridgman Trophy which usually takes place in June. Braintree, who’s bells had been refurbished and returned in April were hosts on behalf of EACR this year. Read more

Vicki Chapman (31 October 2021)

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)

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