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.




Nearly everyone should have received GDPR forms at their tower now.  Chase your branch committee if you haven't received yours yet!

There should be two forms; one is for all tower contacts to fill in so that the YACR has permission to use their contact details in the Annual Report and/or on the website.  The second is for all the ringers at each tower to fill in.  If the Association doesn't receive your completed form in time (by the end of February) we won't be able to list your name under the tower you ring at in the Annual Report. Also, you won't receive a copy of the Annual Report unless you have told us that you want one.

Unattached ringers don't have to fill in any forms, and (for this year only) will receive a report automatically.



Great War Roll of Honour

At least 66 Yorkshire ringers fell during The Great War. Where possible the 100th anniversary of their death has been marked by special commemorative ringing. More details of these, known, ringers and the commemorative ringing can be found here.




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Upcoming Events

2nd February 2019
YACR Branch

09:45 – 10:45        Mirfield, (10) 27-3-24 (WF14 9HY)

10:45 – 11:30        Drighlington, (8) 14-0-16 (BD11 1LJ)

12:00                       Service at Pudsey

12:30                       Lunch Pudsey followed by meeting

14:00 - 15:00         Pudsey, (8)

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February meeting

9th February 2019 morning
Leeds and District Branch

This month we are heading out of Leeds. As usual, we have two towers open:- There is plenty of parking available at both towers - at Sherburn, in

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Tykes Meeting - Sunday 10th February
York Minster

10th February 2019 2.30pm onwards
Young Ringers Branch

Re-arranged visit to York Minster and another tower in York area.

Ringing at the Minster 2.30 to 4.00pm. 

Second tower TBC

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