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.



Sad News

We are sorry to report that Cyril Toyne of Sprotbrough died on Sunday 9th June. Cyril has been a member of the YACR since 1946. A lovely gentleman. Rest in Peace Cyril.



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
Training Morning
St Andrew, Middleton

15th June 2024 TBC
Scarborough and District Branch

Details to follow

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Tykes Meeting
Tykes Meeting

16th June 2024 2.00 to 5.00pm
Young Ringers Branch

There will be a Tykes Meeting on Sunday 16th June, please contact Jane Lynch for tower details.

All young ringers welcome (18 and under).

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Advanced Practice
All Saints, Helmsley

29th June 2024 TBC
Scarborough and District Branch

Details to follow

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