York Minster Society of Change Ringers

Month: December 2010



It’s a lot easier to understand what change ringing involves after you’ve seen it in action. A selection of recordings are available:


The day to day activities of the society are run by officers. To contact the society please use the contact form available.

Visiting a practice

Please note that the following information is provided for people who are already trained in English change-ringing. As a rule, the tower is not open to the public during ringing practices and service ringing. We are privileged to have an…

White Rose Shield 2010

Saturday 4th September saw a YMSCR sucesfully hold the White Rose Shield. The competition was held at Bradford Cathedral.

News and Events

Wilfrid Moreton Trophy – Striking Competition

The 2010 striking contest for the Wilfrid Moreton trophy took place at Nunburnholme on Saturday 18th September 2010. The York Minster band achieved first place, ringing a 240 of Plain Bob Minor. The band placing was: 1. Tina Walker 2.Christine…

12 Bell Competition 2010

On 26th June 2010, a York Minster band took part in the final of the National Twelve Bell Striking Compeition. The day was hosted at Holy Cross, Crediton. The results were as follows (courtesy of the 12 Bell website): Team Peal…

New York – 2009

Late on Boxing Day our party of 20 (16 current members of York Minster Society of Change Ringers plus 4 friends) checked into the Doubletree Hotel, Jersey City.  It had been a long day – we were delayed leaving Heathrow…

News and Events

2009 12 Bell Final

The York Minster Team came 5th place in the National 12 Bell Contest 2009. This year, the final was held at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London. Full details, including comments from the judges and recordings of the test pieces can be…

News and Events

2009 12 Bell Eliminator

The York Team Front row, r-l: Christine Potter, Helen Green, Eleanor Carr, David Roberts, Peter Sanderson, James Sanderson Back row l-r: Chris Young, Peter Hughes, David Mitchell, David Potter, Tim Bradley, Rob Lee A team of ringers from York Minster…

What do we do?

The vast majority of our ringing forms part of worship at the Minster. We are privileged to have two sets of bells in the South-West tower (pictured) as well as the clock bells in the North-West tower. The main set of…