Yorkshire Association

Yorkshire Day 2021 - click here for list of open bell towers

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.


Visit your local bell tower to find out more about bellringing. To see the list of bell towers that are open to visit and the times, click here. 

Any queries to simonplows@gmail.com



Central Council's 'Covid' ringing guidelines for 19th July onwards 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.







Upcoming Events
Tykes Meeting
Sprotbrough, St Mary V (8)

25th July 2021 3.00 to 5.00pm
Young Ringers Branch

Sprotbrough, St Mary the Virgin (8) 3.00pm to 5.00pm

All young ringers welcome, more details from Jane Lynch

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Yorkshire Day - Tower Open Days
All Towers

1st August 2021 All Day Event
YACR Branch

To mark our return to ringing following the pandemic we plan to use Yorkhire Day to host as many tower open events as possible. This will be to showcase ringing

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Branch ringing meeting
Sheffield Cathedral

7th August 2021 1700 – 1900
Sheffield and District Branch

With the easing of Covid-19 restrictions and the resume to ringing with the help of the CCCBR ringing guidance, we can now confirm our branch ringing meeting for August.

1700 to

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