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.


BRF Quiz 
Ringing Remembers and The Battle's Over are projects that have been arranged nationally to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. We are asked to ring at 12.30pm for Ringing Remembers and at 7.05pm for The Battle's Over. Towers are asked to choose the time that fits in with local arrangements.


Ringing Remembers is the campaign to recruit 1400 new ringers to replace those who fell in the Great War.  Read more about it and encourage your new recruits to sign up so that they count towards the 1400 on the Ringing Remembers website.

As part of the Ringing Remembers campaign, the UK Government invites all bell ringers to join the nation in marking the end of the First World War by ringing together at 12.30pm on Remembrance Sunday.

  The Battle's Over is a programme of events taking place all day on 11th November 2018 to commemorate 100 years since the cessation of WW1 hostilities. Towers are asked to ring at 7.05pm.
Ringing Remembers poster  
Armistice Ringing


 ..and looking ahead to next year...


A Grand Day Out














Upcoming Events
Evening Branch Practice
St Mary, Scarborough

18th July 2018 1915-2100
Scarborough and District Branch

All welcome.  Please note there is no practice at Pickering this evening

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Kirkthorpe and Wakefield Cathedral

21st July 2018 3pm
Central Branch

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8/10/12 bell practice
Halifax Minster

27th July 2018 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Western Branch

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