Yorkshire Association

Yorkshire Day - 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



Sad News

We are sorry to hear of the death of Stuart Raggett of Tadcaster on Tuesday 5th June.

Stuart will be known to many of you as a past chairman of the Selby branch, a long-time member of the BRF committee and the treasurer of the education committee for many years.


The latest ringing guidelines from the Central Council 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
Northallerton, All Saints (10)

27th June 2021 2.30 to 4.00pm
Young Ringers Branch

Northallerton (10) - ringing from 2.30pm to 4.30pm followed by picnic tea.

All young ringers welcome, please contact Jane Lynch for more information.

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16th July 2021 7.00 Friday to Sundaday aftern
YACR Branch

A selection of Zoom events to Entertain, Educate and Encourage as we return to Ringing.

Something for all.

Register here and details of each event will be sent later.

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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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