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Association News

Saxilby Simulator Competition Winner

We had 5 entries from 4 districts for the Saxilby Simulator competition, all were of a high standard, which made it more difficult for the judges to choose a winner. Fortunately the five judges were… Read more

Colin Chapman (29 October 2020)

Cessation of ringing in some parts of Essex in response to an increase in Covid risk

Many of you will have already seen the updated CCCBR guidance on ringing, either through an email from our General Secretary, or directly from the Central Council.

In line with UK Government and Church of England guidance, ringing should cease in any area that is under a Tier 2 or 3 restriction. The Essex Association has undertaken to mirror the advice from the Central Council.

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Andrew Kelso (17 October 2020)

Training Day with a Difference

See the information under Training Day 2020 to find out about the virtual courses, handbell sessions and interesting talks and EYR practice taking place this year in our new-look Covid-19 friendly event. Download the prospectus to decide which part of the day is for you. Read more

(6 October 2020)


We are delighted to announce that our new 4th bell will be cast by John Taylor & Co. this week on Thursday 17th of September. We had hoped that by this time a small group might have been able to visit… Read more

John Elliott (15 September 2020)

EACR YouTube Goes Live

The Essex Association now has a YouTube channel for sharing video content on Association news, events etc. You can access it via this link and click on the subscribe button (its free) to get notification… Read more

Vicki Chapman (13 September 2020)

Association Dinner cancelled

Due to ongoing restrictions governing large gatherings, the Executive have unanimously agreed to cancel this year's EACR Annual Dinner and re-book Benton Hall for 9th October 2021. This decision… Read more

(15 August 2020)

2020 AGM

The 2020 AGM will be held via a Zoom Webinar on 12 September 2020 at 11.45.The official notification letter is here and the draft joining instructions may be found here. Read more

(12 August 2020)

Association AGM

The Association AGM was postponed because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

It will now take place via Zoom on Saturday 12 September at 11:45am to finish by 1pm.

Further details will be available in late August.

(5 August 2020)

Radio interview

Vicki Chapman, Public Relations Officer, will be live on the June Woolerton Breakfast Show on BBC Radio Essex on Sunday 2nd August between 9.15 - 9.30am to talk about returning to ringing. You can… Read more

Vicki Chapman (31 July 2020)

Simulator Competition

The Association has been given a Saxilby Simulator (dumb bell) which is no longer required due to a planned house move. The Property Trustees have agreed to hold a competition open to Association Towers… Read more

(2 July 2020)

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