The Council is the representative body for all who ring bells in the English tradition with rope and wheel, the majority of whom practise the art of change ringing. Founded in 1891, the Council today represents 65 affiliated societies, which cover all parts of the British Isles as well as centres of ringing in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the USA, South Africa and Italy. These societies in turn comprise the members of the local companies of ringers in their areas.
The Council’s members comprise: Representative Members elected by the affiliated Societies for a three year period; Additional Members elected by the Council for a three year period; and Life Members elected by the Council by reason of their services to the art of change ringing.
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