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.



General Meeting

Saturday 5th February 2022 hosted by the Central Branch, full details shall be out in early December.



Saturday 2nd April 2022 at the Harrogate Show Ground (Pavillions)

Plenty of on site free parking available on site.

All Branch Secretaries have been sent Tower Posetrs for this event for distribution.


YACR Quiz Night

Saturday 30th October North Cave hosted the YACR Quiz Night which included a pie and pea supper.

The eveing raised £222 for the YACR bell repair fund.



Central Council's 'Covid' ringing guidelines for 19th July onwards can be found here.

Other news


Due to the ongoing Covid situation, the Safeguarding Awareness Training sessions for branches that had been planned for the latter part of this year have been postponed and it is hoped that they will now be held in the first half of next year.


An electronic version of the 2020 Annual Report is now available. Please contact janinehjones@ntlworld.com if you would like a copy.






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

Read the officer reports for 2020 here.







Upcoming Events
Branch ringing meeting

4th December 2021 1430 to 1600
Sheffield and District Branch

The December branch ringing meeting is on Saturday 4th December.

1430 – 1600 Norton (8) 15-2-6 (S8 8HD)

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

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Christmas Evening Meeting
St Peter, Norton upon Derwent

9th December 2021 1900-2100
Scarborough and District Branch

Ringing and festive refeshments at St Peter's Norton.

All welcome

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Ringing and mince pies
Leeds Minster

11th December 2021 10.30am
Leeds and District Branch

Our Christmas meeting - this year at Leeds Minster (as we planned last year).

Ringing at Leeds Minster between 10.30am and 12 noon

Afterwards we will be adjourning to the

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