About the Western Branch

The Western Branch is one of the nine branches of the Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers (church bell ringers). The branch represents towers and ringers within the old West Riding of Yorkshire from South Huddersfield through Calderdale (Halifax), Bradford, and into the Yorkshire Dales. At the last count, we have 62 churches with a ring of 5 or more bells, and over 400 ringers spread amongst them.

We take pride in being one of the more active branches within the Association and we hold monthly events, usually on the 3rd Saturday.

News and Branch Announcements

July 2016 Newsline Available

The latest Newsline (July 2016) is now available to download.

New YACR Website

Western Branch data transferring to new YACR website

New YACR Website

Practices Tonight (Monday)

Our towers warmly welcome any visitors to their practices. If you wish to check a practice is going ahead, please email the branch secretary (details on the contact page). Practices start at 19:30 unless otherwise stated.

Bolton by Bowland
Bradford
Bradford, Tong
Drighlington
Gargrave
Haworth
Huddersfield, Lindley
Marsden
Saltaire at 19:00

Events taking place this month

Unbelievably, there are no events planned within the next month.