Tower bell practices and other ringing

We hold weekly practices alternating between The Spurriergate Center or St Lawrence's Church in York. To see where we are this week refer to the events page

At YCG, we ring a range of methods and activities - no matter your ability, there'll be something for you here. Training is provided for complete beginners, while many of our older members attend other practices throughout the city - they'd be more than happy to take you along as a friendly face!.


Time: 15:00-16:30

For ringing at Spurriergate, we meet on campus at 14:30 or so and walk into the city together or we sometimes head to 'spoons for lunch before practice, and possibly another pub after 'spoons'. After practice a group of us normally go to Evensong ringing at St Lawrences at 17:15 and have enough time to have a quick pint in the Waggon before ringing and sometimes end up in another pub after

See doves entry here

About Spurriergate

Number of bells: 6

Tenor: 8-2-14 in A

Oldest Bell: 554 Years (6th cast in 1466)

Canons: Yes

Cast by: 1 - George Dalton (1765), 2-5 - Samuel I Smith (1681), 6 - Thomas Innocent (1466)

Interesting Fact: Some of the bells used to be part of York Minster's front 5

St Lawrences

Time: 15:30-17:00

When we go to St Lawrences a group of us sometimes meet for food at Courtyard on campus before walking up to St Lawrences. We often stay after our practice for the Evensong ringing at St Lawrences at 17:15.

See doves entry here

About St Lawrences

Number of bells: 8

Tenor: 7-3-24 in A

Oldest Bell: 281 Years (Unused bell hung in ringing room cast in 1739)

Canons: No

Cast by: 1-2 & 5 - John Taylor Bellfounders Ltd (1999), 3-4 & 7-8 - John Taylor & Co (1947), 6 - John Taylor & Co (Bellfounders) Ltd (1988)

Interesting Fact: The bells where put in in 1999 for the millennium

Local Ringing around York members attend
Tower Time Day Ringing type Notes
St Lawrence 9:30 - 10:15 Sunday Service Ringing Followed by breakfast at Morisons with the ringers
St Lawrence 17:15 - 18:00 Sunday Service Ringing After YCG practice
St Lawrence 7:30 - 21:00 Monday Practice Night Followed by pub trip
St Martins 7:30 - 21:00 Tuesday Practice Night Followed by pub trip
St Wilfrid's 7:30 - 21:00 Thursday Practice Night Followed by pub trip