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.

Joint Tower Bell & Hand Bell Event

Saturday 28th January 2017 at Christ Church, Ossett

Practices Tonight (Thursday)

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.

Bradford, Idle
Giggleswick in Craven
Huddersfield, Longwood
Leeds, Cathedral
Silsden at 18:30
Thornton in Craven

Events taking place this month

Tomorrow (Friday 20th January)

8/10/12 Bell Practice - Halifax Minster 19:30-21:00

Saturday 28th January

Joint Tower Bell & Hand Bell Event 10:00-17:00

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