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.




The latest COVID19 guidelines from Central Council are that there should not be any tower bell ringing in Tier 2 or 3 areas except by people in the same household or social bubble. The details can be found here.



We are sad to report the death of H David Holland of Wetherby, on 26th November, after a short illness.


On 28th November Margaret Perrott, formerly of Northowram, passed away. No messages or flowers, please.




There are a number of Association Officer roles that are becoming vacant in 2021, these being:

Gift Aid & Tax Recovery Officer

Peal Secretary

Report Editor

Should you be interested in any of the above or know of anyone else who maybe and you would like further information then please contact either myself or our President Barrie Dove.

Nominations by a proposer and seconder need to be in writing to the General Secretary on or before 28th February 2021

We are also looking for a 'Newsletter Editor'. More information from Barrie Dove or Simon Plows.

Thank you

Simon Plows (simonplows@gmail.com)

YACR General Secretary




Upcoming Events
Ring on 12 bells
Leeds Minster

5th December 2020 10.00 - 12 noon
Leeds and District Branch


Our Christmas meeting is being held at Leeds Minster where you will have the opportunity to ring on 12 bells and fulfil the YACR Education Committee challenge to

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Have a go at Handbells

5th December 2020 2.30 and 6.00
YACR Branch

An introduction to ringing two bells at once. The aim is to understand how to ring two bells at once and to be able to use

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Evening Branch Practice
St Peter, Norton upon Derwent

10th December 2020 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Scarborough and District Branch


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