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
Surprise Royal Practice - at Northallerton

4th January 2020 7-9pm
Cleveland and North Yorkshire Branch

A new practice dedicated to enable the ringing of surprise royal(and stedman). The aim is to provide an opportunity for progression from surprise major to surprise royal as well as

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Saturday Practice
All Saints, Hovingham

4th January 2020 10.00am to 11.30am
Scarborough and District Branch

All welcome

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Sheffield & District Branch AGM
Whiston and Rotherham

4th January 2020 1530 to 2030
Sheffield and District Branch

Our Sheffield and District branch Annual General Meeting is on Saturday 4th January 2020.

Ringing at Whiston (8) 1530 to 1630.

Tea and Meeting at All Saints Centre (building also

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