Membership of Ely Diocesan Association
of Church Bell Ringers
Download a membership application form
The Ely Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers represents ringers who live in the Diocese of Ely, or who are ringers at a tower within the Diocese. Membership of the Association is normally open to all such ringers, and eligible ringers are warmly invited to join the Association. 
By joining the Association you will be invited to ringing meetings, training courses and other events arranged by the individual districts and by the Association as a whole. You can also meet other local ringers, participate in planning meetings, courses and events, and help to ensure that ringers have a voice in their local communities and in the Diocese.
Ringers are usually attached to an individual tower in one of the four Districts of the Association (Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon and Wisbech). A new member is elected by the existing ringing members of their District, generally at a meeting within the district of the tower to which they are attached. A map showing the Ely DA towers with regular practice nights is here. For more information, contact the secretary of any District, or contact the General Secretary of the Association (all contact details below). For example, a District Secretary can tell you which is your nearest active tower, provide details of the next meeting of the District, and supply a membership application form.
Ringing members of the Association pay an annual subscription. The current rate for membership is £10.00, with a reduced rate of £5.00 for junior members (that is, ringers under the age of eighteen and in full time education). Senior members who have reached the age of seventy and have been members of the Association for the previous ten years consecutively are not under further obligation to pay an annual subscription. 
Ringing Members are entitled to vote at meetings of their District and of the Association, and receive a copy of the Annual Report. A scheme of insurance for Personal Accident risks is in place, and covers all ringing members; details here.
The full rules of the Association are available here, and include a formal statement of the objects of the Association: ringing for Divine Service, teaching of ringing proficiency, promotion of change ringing and the maintenance of Church bells and bell installations within the Diocese of Ely.
The Ely DA takes privacy of its members very seriously. A privacy statement for the Association is here.
A membership application form is available to download here; alternatively, contact any District secretary or the General Secretary of the Ely DA.
Contact Details
  • Cambridge District website here, secretary's email address: cambridgesec_at_elyda.org.uk

  • Ely District website heresecretary's email address: elysec_at_elyda.org.uk

  • Huntingdon District website heresecretary's email address: huntingdonsec_at_elyda.org.uk

  • Wisbech District website heresecretary's email address: wisbechsec_at_elyda.org.uk

  • General Secretary of the Ely DA, email address secretary_at_elyda.org.uk

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Janet Garnett,
Dec 18, 2016, 6:50 AM