YCG
York Colleges Guild
Welcome to YCG

The York Colleges Guild is a friendly group of bellringing students from the University of York and York St Johns who ring the bells at churches across York.

We hold weekly practices of tower bells and semi-regular hand-bell practices. We also have a variety of weekly socials, on campus and in the city itself. In recent weeks, these have included film nights, Mario Kart, and the annual scavenger hunt. Impromptu socials also seem to happen quite frequently, where we usually have a catch-up over a pint at one of the student bars on campus. See events page for more info on these (apart from the impromptu socials - it's in the name ;)

If you would like to join us or are visiting York from another university for a few days please drop us a message so we can get you involved!




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Last Peal
Saturday, 04 May 2024
St Lawrence, York, North Yorkshire (7-3-24 in A) in 2h 39
5152 Cambridge Surprise Major
  • 1 - Natasha A Williams (Alcuin) (C)
  • 2 - Ewan G A Hull (Staff)
  • 3 - Megan K Bucknall (Anne Lister)
  • 4 - William M Regan (Friend)
  • 5 - Jemima C Bleackley (Halifax)
  • 6 - Patrick W J Deakin (James)
  • 7 - Rosemary S Hall (Alcuin)
  • 8 - Matthew W Thewsey (The Modern Society Of Plymouth Youths)
First Peal: 3
First of Surprise Major: 1, 5
First on 8, and of Surprise as Conductor
Rung with congratulations to Diane Bleackley and Adrian Swenson on tying the knot
Also with happy birthday wishes to Holly Smith, cousin of the Conductor
And wishing a happy anniversary to Billy Brooke and Karen Ravn
Last Ringing
Monday, 20 May 2024
St Andrew, Bishopthorpe, North Yorkshire (14-0-20 in F#) in 46m
1260 Childwall Bob Minor
  • 1 - Mark R Murfin (Friend)
  • 2 - Natasha A Williams (Alcuin)
  • 3 - Jemima C Bleackley (Halifax)
  • 4 - Joseph E T Waters (SUGCR)
  • 5 - Patrick W J Deakin (James) (C)
  • 6 - William M Regan (Friend)
Bells on Monday - Season 01, Episode 02