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.




Every tower should have received two GDPR forms to fill in. One is for all tower contacts to fill in so that the YACR has permission to use their contact details in the Annual Report and/or on the website.  The second is for all the ringers at each tower to fill in.  If the Association doesn't receive your completed form in time you will be listed as Unattached in the Annual Report. Also, you won't receive a copy of the Annual Report unless you have told us that you want one.

If you don't return your form very soon then you will be too late!

Forms can be scanned and e-mailed to janinehjones@ntlworld.com. The original should still be collected by your branch contact for our records.

If you missed filling in your tower form before it was sent off, please get in touch; it may not be too late to arrange to sign something.

Answers to frequently asked questions

Unattached ringers don't have to fill in any forms, and (for this year only) will receive a report automatically.

If someone is missing from your form, or wants to transfer to your tower, write their name on the form somewhere and get them to sign.

If someone no longer rings at your tower, just put a line through their name.

If you have got most of the signatures and don't think you'll get the others in time, send the form back now, but keep a copy for them to sign in the future. People have to sign themselves. You cannot sign on behalf of someone else.



Great War Roll of Honour

At least 66 Yorkshire ringers fell during The Great War. Where possible the 100th anniversary of their death has been marked by special commemorative ringing. More details of these, known, ringers and the commemorative ringing can be found here.




A Grand Day Out



See also A Grand Day Out flyer



Events taking place

Baking competition

A miscellany of small bells














Upcoming Events
8/10/12 bell practice
Halifax Minster

29th March 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
Ss Peter & Paul, Pickering

30th March 2019 tbn
Scarborough and District Branch

An 8-bell practice for ringers to progress beyond Grandsire/Plain Bob Triples up to and including surprise major.

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13th April 2019
Leeds and District Branch

No branch meeting on the second Saturday this month because it clashes with 'The Grand Day Out' which is being held in our branch at the Harrogate Showground. So we

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