Region: Lancashire Association Change Ringers

Lancashire Association Change Ringers

The Lancashire Association Change Ringers is one of the main bellringing associations in the North West of England. It covers the area formerly occupied by the old County of Lancashire, and now encompasses Lancashire, Greater Manchester, North Merseyside, South Cumbria, a few small parts of Yorkshire and the Isle of Man. Branches:

University of Bolton & University Centre at Blackburn College

  • Website: Bolton Branch
  • Email: (advisable to check before visiting)

This branch covers the area surrounding the town of Bolton in the Metropolitian County of Greater Manchester. Additional pages covering the branch committee and branch events are available on the Bolton Branch website.

  • Website: Lancaster Branch
  • Email: (advisable to check before visiting)

This branch is centred on Lancaster, the old county town of Lancashire. It also covers the area of the Lune Valley towards Yorkshire.

Lancaster Cathedral, (10 bells, 19-0-21), Email:
Lancaster Priory, (10 bells, 30-2-2), Email:

Students from Lancaster, Preston, Burnley & Cumbria are very welcome!

UCLAN (University of Central Lancashire)

Preston ringers are a sociable bunch who ring at Preston Minster (12 bells, 17-1-10) and usually Penwortham (8 bells, 8-2-6) just over the river. Both rings are easy to manage.

The Minster practice is on Tuesdays 7.45pm to 9.15pm and Penwortham on Thursdays 7.45pm to 9.00pm. Learners are welcomed at both towers.

Sunday ringing: the Minster 9.00am to 9.30am followed by Penwortham 9.45am to 10.15am. On Sundays after Penwortham the ringers usually have coffee and breakfast snacks together. More information about both towers: 07415377002.