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.


 RWNYC- 6th July

RWNYC 8 bell method competition winners

Congratulations to the Yorkshire Tykes 8 bell method team on winning the RWNYC on Saturday 6th July in London. They rang 168 changes of Plain Bob Triples conducted by Robert Carr. There were 36 teams in total in the contest and Tykes won with a perfect score of 10 out of 10.

Team clockwise from front right:

1 Amelia Johnson 

2 Finley Kemp 

3 Annie Faulkner 

4 Robert Carr (C)

5 Francis Town

6 Francis Gilruth

7 Alexander Johnson 

8 Harry Helyer 



RW 2025 Calendar


As part of our 150th anniversary celebrations next year the Ringing World Calendar is going to feature Yorkshire towers. We are looking for good quality photographs showing a variety of buildings, photographic styles, seasons etc

More information from, and please submit your photos to, Simon Plows.

The photographs that have been submitted so far can be seen here.



Click here to see the 2023 Annual Report report pic



Link to the YACR Review documentation 



Past events

2024 Inter-branch Striking Competition Results

Held on 11th May 2024 at Gargrave

1st   Western Branch  

29 faults

2nd   Cleveland & North Yorks. Branch   39.25 faults
3rd   Leeds and District Branch   46.5 faults
4th   York Branch   47.5 faults
5th   Scratch band   71 faults


 2023 Sunday Service Band Striking Competition Results

Held on 16th September 2023 at Bolsterstone

1st   Leeds Minster   4½ faults
2nd   Huntington   5 faults
3rd   Northallerton   5¼ faults
4th   Ossett   9 faults
5th   Sheffield Cathedral   9½ faults
6th   Yorkshire Tykes   15 faults
7th   North Cave    
For reports of other past events- see news



Upcoming Events
Branch ringing meeting
Eastwood and Thrybergh

3rd August 2024 1630 to 1900
Sheffield and District Branch

The August branch ringing meeting is on Saturday 3rd August.

1630 to 1730 Eastwood (8, 12-1-21) S65 1PJ

1800 to 1900 Thrybergh (6, 8-0-26) S65 4HN

All welcome.

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Leeds Branch monthly practice

10th August 2024 10.00am - 12 noon
Leeds and District Branch

Our monthly branch practice in August is at Hampsthwaite, between 10.00am and 12 noon.


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Evening Branch Practice
St Peter, Norton

15th August 2024 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Scarborough and District Branch

Assisting the local band

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