Yorkshire Association


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.




Inter Branch Striking Contest 2022

The Inter Branch Sticking Contest was held on Saturday 7th May at St Mark, Longwood, the result was:

1st: York Branch

2nd: Leeds Branch

3rd: Sheffield Branch

4th: Scarborough Branch

Thank you to the Western Branch for hosting and organising this event along with a most enjoyable day of ringing and a lovely ringers tea prior to the AGM.



2nd July: Hat Striking Contest @ Thorner

31st July & 1st August: Yorkshire Day Ringing 2022

20th August: Life Members Event @ North Cave 

17th September: Sunday Service Band Striking Contest (Tower TBC) with the General Meeting @ Stockton on Tees

15th October: Snowdon Lunch in York - Principal speaker being Lesley Belcher

29th October: Quiz Night in aid of the BRF in Leeds Branch - 7.30pm with ringing beforehand


Other news


Past and present CCCBR Coronavirus guidelines for ringing can be found here.


The Church of England has recently updated its safeguarding training courses, and CCCBR has released guidance for running Online Ringing Sessions - see safeguarding pages.



For reports of past events- see news



Read the officer reports for 2020 here.

Upcoming Events
RWNYC - Exeter

2nd July 2022 All Day Event
Young Ringers Branch

This year the Ringing World National Youth Contest will be in Exeter.

Eight members of the Tykes and their parents will be travelling to represent YACR in the contest.

The team will

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Branch ringing meeting

2nd July 2022 1800 to 1930
Sheffield and District Branch

The July branch ringing meeting is on Saturday 2nd July.

1800 - 1930 Rawmarsh (8) 12-1-13 (S62 6LU)

All welcome.
If there is something you would like to ring at the meeting

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Thorner (8) - LS14 3EF

2nd July 2022 2.00pm - 4.00pm
YACR Branch

To provide ringers with an opportunity to experience ringing in a Striking Competition

Individual or groups can attend - Open to All!!

Bands will be drawn out of the Hat on the

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