The Surrey Association of Church Bell Ringers was founded on the 17th May 1880 with membership drawn from the churches of Ashtead, Beddington, Bletchingley, Croydon, Horley, Kingston, Leatherhead, Mitcham, Nutfield, Streatham and Wimbledon.
Today we are a friendly association with over 600 members who share a common interest in the exercise of bell ringing, promoting fellowship and work to engage and inform the general public.
Our aims, which have changed little since those early days, are to promote and support bell ringing in east Surrey and south London. We hold regular ringing and social events across the area, arrange training events, raise funds for belfry maintenance and support each other for the mutual benefit and enjoyment of the exercise.
The Association's activities are organised by an elected group of officers who meet three times a year.
The 71 towers in the Association are separated into two Districts - the Northern and the Southern District. Each District is led by an elected group of ringers (including a Master and Secretary) who organise regular practices and other social and ringing events. These events are open to all members, regardless of which District ringers belong to.
The Surrey Association is affiliated to the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers.