Every year, the Essex Association of bell ringers organise a striking competition where teams of 6 ringers are judged on the accuracy of their ringing.
The competition is open to all towers in the county of Essex and after winning the District heats at Chigwell, St Andrew’s ringers took a team to the finals at Colne Engaine.
Our team performed well, ringing for about 8 minutes and given 31.5 faults (mistakes) for the 240 changes.
The competition was won by Kirby Le Soken who made only 14 faults, but Hornchurch finished in 6th place, which was a good position out of the 10 teams that took part.
The photo shows our team of 6 ringers: