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.




20th August: Life Members Event @ North Cave 

17th September: Sunday Service Band Striking Contest at Whorlton in Cleveland (Swainby) with the General Meeting @ Stockton on Tees

15th October: Snowdon Lunch in York - Principal speaker being Lesley Belcher (Chair of the Association of Ringing Teachers)

29th October: Quiz Night in aid of the BRF in Leeds Branch - 7.30pm with ringing beforehand


Other news


Past and present CCCBR Coronavirus guidelines for ringing can be found here.


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



For reports of past events- see news



Read the officer reports for 2021 here.


Upcoming Events
Leeds Branch Monthly practice
Thornhill and East Ardsley

13th August 2022 10.00am - 13.00am
Leeds and District Branch

The next Branch Practice will be on Saturday August 13th

Thornhill (8) - 10:00 - 11:30

East Ardsley (8) 12:00 - 13:00


There is a fair at East Ardsley, so parking will be

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Joint meeting with Rochdale Branch
Todmorden Units and Heptonstall

13th August 2022 14.45 to 20.30
Western Branch

Todmorden Unitarian 14.45 to 16.45

Tea at Heptonstall 17.30 to 18.30 

Ringing at Heptonstall 18.30 to 20.390

Names for tea to Bob Schofield (bob.schofield@btinternet.com) by Tuesday 9th August.

Everyone welcome.

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Tykes Meeting
Pickering & Helmsley

14th August 2022 2.00pm onwards
Young Ringers Branch

2.00pm to 3.30pm - Pickering (8) - Post Code YO18 7AL

4.00pm to 5.00pm - Helmsley (8) - Post Code YO62 5YZ

All young ringers welcome - please let Jane know if

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