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.
Summary of an article from Caroline Stockmann, Central Council Public Relations Officer
We know many of you are eager to have some guidance on next year’s Remembrance Day ringing (for and around 11th November 2018) but, as ever, there are so many considerations and people we need to talk to – so it’s great if you can bear with us in the meantime! But we do have a lot to say and to share already, and we hope this will mean that the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War will really be something special.
More than 1,400 of our bell ringing community laid down their lives for peace in the ‘war to end all wars.’ Today we are all united in wanting to ring out a message of peace around the world.
Here are a number of things we would like to support and help you in (and of course get your support for):
|Click on the link to read the full article letter from central council 101117.|
Thornton in Craven and Ghyll, Barnoldswick
27th January 2018 1pm onwards
Our next Branch meeting is a winter ramble and ring on 27th January, between Thornton in Craven and Ghyll, Barnoldswick.
Please come along, and wear boots and warm clothing for
Hosts Sheffield Branch
3rd February 2018
09:30 – 10:15 Wentworth, (6) 10-0-12 (S62 7TW)
10:15 – 11:00 Wortley, (8) 11-2-5 (S35 7DB)
11:00 – 11:45 Walkley, (6) 12-2-13 (S6 3RX)
11:45 - 12:15 Service at Walkley
12:30 - 14:30Read More
3rd February 2018 Weekend Trip
Young Ringers Branch
Travelling to Worcester on Saturday 3rd February 2018, visiting several towers and the Cathedral Ringing Centre.
Followed by a Social Evening at Worcester Cricket Club with other bands of young ringers.