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 Central Council (CCCBR) has provided new guidance in light of the Government 'Plan B' guidelines and new guidelines issued by the Church of England -

While the Council’s guidance remains that face coverings are strongly recommended, provided the ringers are in a part of the building that is not open to the public, the wearing of face coverings is not mandatory. This needs to be with the incumbent’s knowledge. The guidelines can be found in full here.

Previous guidelines and guidance can be found here.


Robert Kilby Memorial Peal

Below is the YACR band who rang this year's Robert Kilby Memorial Peal. This is a peal rung annually with the only requirement being that it must be Stedman Caters and it must have at least one 'first' in it. Details of the peal can be found here.

The band in order, clockwise from front right.




Saturday 2nd April 2022 at the Harrogate Show Ground (Pavillions)

Plenty of on site free parking available on site.

All Branch Secretaries have been sent Tower Posetrs for this event for distribution.


Other news


Due to the ongoing Covid situation, the Safeguarding Awareness Training sessions for branches that had been planned for the latter part of this year have been postponed and it is hoped that they will now be held in the first half of next year.


An electronic version of the 2020 Annual Report is now available. Please contact janinehjones@ntlworld.com if you would like a copy.


FOR REPORT OF THE YACR 12 BELL PRACTICE (25/09/2021) and other past events- see news




The Church of England has recently updated its safeguarding training courses, and CCCBR has released guidance for running Online Ringing Sessions - see safeguarding pages.

Read the officer reports for 2020 here.







Upcoming Events
Advanced Practice
St Peter, Norton upon Derwent

29th January 2022 10.30am - 12noon
Scarborough and District Branch

Our '5th Saturday' practice concentrating on more advanced methods to include Grandsire and Stedman Triples, Kent TB Major, and Cambridge and Yorkshire Surprise Major (or more, if enough experienced ringers!)


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Branch AGM and monthly practice
Bramham and Thorner

12th February 2022 2pm to 6pm
Leeds and District Branch

Our monthly Plain Bob Doubles practice, followed by our AGM and more ringing:-- Ourr monthly Plain Bob Doubles practice, followed by our AGM and mre ringing. Our monthly

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Tykes Meeting
Ecclesfield, St Mary V

13th February 2022 3.00 to 5.00pm
Young Ringers Branch

Ringing at Ecclesfield, St Mary the Virgin (10 bells) - Post Code S35 9WE

All young ringers welcome.

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