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.



Saturday 21st September 2019



Striking Competition at Thorner (Back Six) 10-0-27 (LS14 3EF)

10:00  Refreshments

10:30  Draw

10:45  First Team

NOTE: Parking in the Parish Centre adjacent to the Church, this is also where refreshments will be served, the draw held, and the general assembly point. If you must park on the road outside, then please make sure that you park on one side only, otherwise the buses can't get past.



12:00-13:00  Seacroft, (6) 3-3-6 (LS14 6JL)

13:00-13:45  Swillington, (8) 12-02-22 (LS26 8QN)

13:45-14:30  Kippax, (6) 13-1-10 (LS25 7HF)

14:30-15:15  Hightown, (Castleford) (3) 5-1-8 (WF10 5JU)

15:10-16:10  Pontefract, All Saints (8) 12-1-7 (WF8 2JG)


16:30-17:00  Service at Pontefract, St Giles (WF8 1AT)

17:00 -  Tea followed by the General Meeting & Striking Competition results at Pontefract, St Giles.


Evening ringing until 20.30 at Pontefract, St Giles (10) 18-0-19


Names for Tea no later than Tuesday 17th September 2019 to Simon Plows (General Secretary)


Email: simonplows1260@gmail.com


Phone: 07841 052219


 NOTE The closest car park to St. Giles is the Tesco car park. Follow the Town Centre sign at the top end of the car park and it is less than a five minute walk.




Upcoming Events

21st September 2019 10.00 - 20.30
YACR Branch


Saturday 21st September 2019

General Meeting including Sunday Service Band Striking Competition


Striking Competition at Thorner (Back Six) 10-0-27 (LS14 3EF)

10:00    Refreshments

10:30    Draw


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8/10/12 bell practice
Halifax Minster

27th September 2019 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Western Branch

8/10/12 Bell Practice 

Our usual practice on higher numbers of bells.

All welcome.

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Stoke on Trent area

28th September 2019 All day
Central Branch

Central Branch Outing

Stoke Area

Saturday 28th September

10:15-11:15 -Dilhorne, All saints Church, 6 bell tower, 9cwt

Postcode ST10 2PQ (toilet available)  NO church car park. 3 miles to next church


11:30-12:15 –Cheadle, St. Giles

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