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.


Sunday Service Band Striking Competition 2019 RESULTS

21st September at Thorner


1st - Leeds Minster (7)

2nd - Ripon Catherdral (15)

3rd - York Minster (19)

4th - Pickering (20)

5th - Rotherham Minster (21)

6th - Selby Abbey (40)

7th - Ilkley (50)

8th - Silkstone 


Winning team Striking competition trophy
The winning team and... receiving the trophy from the judge
Upcoming Events
Progressive Practice and Branch AGM
Ss Peter & Paul, Pickering

23rd November 2019 09.30am onwards
Scarborough and District Branch

0930 - Refreshments available.

1000 - Progressive Practice - treble bob hunting on 6/8 bells. 

1230 - Service

1300 - Lunch

1400 - AGM

1500 - Open Ringing


Please contact Anne (anne.deebank@gmail.com) for a place on the

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8/10/12 bell practice
Halifax Minster

29th November 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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Advanced Practice
All Saints, Helmsley

30th November 2019 4.00pm to 6.00pm
Scarborough and District Branch

An 8-bell practice to develop skills beyond the basics.  Grandsire/Plain Bob Triples to surprise major.  Please note change of venue

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