Current Ringing Status

All Lancashire Association territory, along with the rest of the UK, is following the government roadmap out of lockdown.

As of Monday 17th May 2021 restricted tower bell ringing is permitted with the following conditions:
  • Max 6 ringers who should be invited to ring for the duration of the ringing session.
  • Max 45 minutes ringing
  • Masks must be worn
  • Hands must be sanitised before and after ringing and if changing rope
  • Recommend all ringers have a Lateral flow test before the ringing session
  • Ensure good ventilation in the ringing chamber. Less ventilation = less ringing time!
  • Check your local government guidance about COVID prevalence and if in doubt, don't ring.

  • On Monday 19th July 2021 the government plans to remove all restrictions which means normal ringing may be possible, but this is subject to government review in the light of new variants of COVID taking hold in the UK

    CCCBR COVID ringing rules summary here

    The Central Council have issued a roadmap to ringing resumption (see "Latest News" article).

    CCCBR advice here

    ART Newsletters on recovery of bellringing after COVID are here

    ART Survival and Recovery Toolbox here

    ART article on Recovery Champions here

    The Lancashire Association is here to support its ringers through the issues posed by COVID.

    It offers advice on safe ringing and about ringing on line in the "Return to Ringing" link below.
    Also here there is a link to the LACR Review Group which is looking at reforms to our organisation, a link to our Training and Education resources, a link to the young ringers Lads and Lasses pages and a link to our Annual Report. Finally, there are links to our well-stocked Bookstall and to the fascinating mechanical Woodhouse Ringing Machine simulator.

    Training & Education

    LACR Review Group

    The LACR Review Group has

    been set up to investigate improving communication and effectiveness from the LACR to its members

    Their Spring 2020 report is here.

    Return to Ringing

    Information on

    Ideas on maintaining social contact Opportunities to continue ringing Latest advice from CCCBR Keeping towers for for future use Online learning material

    Lads and Lasses

    LACR 3Ls group trains young ringers.

    Click here for details


    Annual Report

    An electronic copy of the latest Annual Report is available here.


    The LACR's well stocked Bookstall
    Many titles available.- full list here.

    The Woodhouse

    Ringing Machine

    Derek Ogden

    Memorial Library