Organising our events mostly consists of contacting towers and agreeing upon when we will be able to ring during the day. Our events will currently be small enough that we will not need to have timetabled slots (like at the RWNYC), but this may be necessary as the YCRA grows.

Events are run by our mentors, who will adhere to our safeguarding policy and code of conduct. These documents are currently being reviewed, but will soon be available on our documents page.

Upcoming events

Below is a list of the events we currently have planned.

Nottingham outing: 6th April 2024

Ringing World National Youth Contest: 6th July 2024

Once again, the YCRA will have a stall and will be present The Ringing World National Youth Contest (RWNYC).

Leeds outing: 21st September 2024

Oxford training weekend: 16th November 2024

Past events

Ringing World National Youth Contest: 8th July 2023

Leeds and Reading: 22nd April 2023

Ringing World National Youth Contest: 2nd July 2022

Like last year, the YCRA will be organising the evening event at The Ringing World National Youth Contest (RWNYC).

This will follow the same format to last year, lots of pizza and drinks followed by some party games for everyone to enjoy. These will include the return of Wrap your Team Leader in Toilet Roll and our variant of Pin the Tail on the Donkey.

The event will run from 19:00 till 20:45. This is not a YCRA-only event. For more information about the youth contest, please see the RWNYC website.

Summer event: September 2022

Come and join us in Nottingham for our YCRA Summer event. More details to follow!

Keep checking back here for updates on what we are up to.

Spring event: 23rd April 2022

The YCRA is visiting Bristol on the 23rd April 2022. As we want to make our events better and better each time, we've listened to the feedback from our Birmingham event and in the morning will have multiple towers open at the same time. Groups will tour the towers together and we will have a central meeting point where everyone can meet up over lunch. In the afternoon, groups will ring at another tower before we all end our day at St Mary Redcliffe.

The day will start at 10.00 am in the city centre, with it ending approximately 16:15 at the conclusion of Redcliffe ringing. Once we know how many to expect, we will send a final itinerary to everyone so we all know what we are doing!

The map below shows some of the towers you might ring at. You will not get to ring at all of these towers, as there is not enough time in the day but you will get the chance to ring at at least 4 towers during the day, including Redcliffe!

Map of towers in Bristol Map courtesy of Dove.

If you would like to join us, please fill in your details on our sign-up page. We look forward to seeing a lot of you there!

Winter event: 15th January 2022

The inaugural YCRA event! Come and join us in Birmingham for chance to ring with other young ringers at iconic towers such as St Martin's in the Bullring.

Our itinerary for the day is as follows:

11:00 – 12:15 St Chad's 8 bells, tenor 15-3-6
12:30 – 13:45 St Paul's 10 bells, tenor 12-2-13
14:00 Lunch There are many fine places to pick up a bite to eat on the walk between St Paul's and St Phillip's.
14:15 – 15:30 St Phillip's 12 bells, tenor 31-0-21
16:00 – 17:15 St Martin's 16 bells, tenor 39-1-19
Map of towers in Birmingham Map courtesy of Dove.

It is sure to be an excellent day so please do come along. All you need is your membership, so sign up and then get your ticket by filling in your details on the sign-up page!

We would like to thank Clare McArdle for her help in organising this event. We look forward to seeing you all there.