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.

Answers to frequently asked questions

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

If someone is missing from your form, or wants to transfer to your tower, write their name on the form somewhere and get them to sign.

If someone no longer rings at your tower, just put a line through their name.

If you have got most of the signatures and don't think you'll get the others in time, send the form back now, but keep a copy for them to sign in the future.



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.




A Grand Day Out



See also A Grand Day Out flyer



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Upcoming Events
Training Day

16th February 2019 All day
Central Branch

Please download the form you need and send back to Brian please


2019 Helper Application.doc


2019 Student Application.doc

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Evening Practice Escrick

18th February 2019 19:30 to 21:00
Selby and District Branch

Evening Practice


Monday 18 February 2019

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Evening Branch Practice
All Saints, Kirkbymoorside

19th February 2019 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Scarborough and District Branch

Joining the local practice

All welcome

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