Yorkshire Association

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The YACR is one of the largest ringing associations in the country – the largest geographically and one of the larger in terms of the number of members. More than 350 of our churches have four or more bells hung for full-circle ringing, and our bell repair fund (BRF) is available to help enthusiastic communities restore and augment existing rings and create new ones.

The Association is divided into nine branches and also has a very active Young Ringers group. You can find out all about each group’s activities by clicking on the links for each area above.

We also have a proud tradition of peal ringing, and records of these peals, dating back to the earliest in 1875, can be found on this website.

We hope that you will find this website helpful, whether you are already a member of the YACR, whether you haven’t yet learned to ring, whether you are an existing ringer who is visiting the area or would like to join us, or if you are simply looking for more information about ringing.


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Sunday 1st August

We hope as many towers as possible will consider opening to visitors on Sunday 1st August, Yorkshire Day. A form for ordering advertising banners is now available (see link above). Please order by 1st June and the banner will be sent directly to you from the supplier. Also please let your Branch Secretary know that you intend to take part.







There are a number of Association Officer roles that are currently vacant, these being:

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Should you be interested in any of the above or know of anyone else who may be and you would like further information then please contact either myself or our President Barrie Dove.

Thank you

Simon Plows (simonplows@gmail.com)

YACR General Secretary




Upcoming Events
Branch Meeting and Talk: 'How to Ring Big Bells'

15th May 2021 4.00pm to 6.00pm
Scarborough and District Branch

We are pleased to welcome our guest speaker, Julia Cater, who will give a talk on 'How to Ring Big Bells'.

4.00pm Short Business Meeting

4.15pm Julia's Talk - Zoom meeting number

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Ringing room practice
via Zoom and Ringing Room

15th May 2021 10.30am
Leeds and District Branch


Our next branch Ringing Room practice is on Saturday 15th May starting at 10.30am.

Please let me know if you will be joining us so that I can send you the

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Tykes Meeting
Kildwick, St Andrew (8)

23rd May 2021 3.00 to 5.00pm
Young Ringers Branch

Kildwick, St Andrew (8) - 3.00 to 5.00pm followed by picnic tea.

All young ringers welcome, for more information please contact Jane Lynch

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