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.


YACR AGM - 8th MAY 2021





Sad News

We have heard today that John Robinson has died.  John rang at St. Michael's Headingley for many years before moving to France after he retired.







There are a number of Association Officer roles that are becoming vacant in 2021, these being:

Gift Aid & Tax Recovery Officer

Report Editor

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

Nominations by a proposer and seconder need to be in writing to the General Secretary on or before 28th February 2021

We are also looking for a 'Newsletter Editor'. More information from Barrie Dove or Simon Plows.

Thank you

Simon Plows (simonplows@gmail.com)

YACR General Secretary




Upcoming Events
Opening Your Tower to the Public

25th February 2021 7.30
YACR Branch

Make sure that your community knows what goes on in the tower. Vital to remind people after such a long silence.
Good PR, good for recruitment.  Read More

Online Practice

27th February 2021 2.30
YACR Branch

An online practice for all . To book use CourseBookings

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Sheffield & District Branch AGM
Zoom Video Call

6th March 2021 1500
Sheffield and District Branch

Our Sheffield and District branch Annual General Meeting is on Saturday 6th March 2021.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, this AGM will be our first virtual AGM hosted by

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