The Lancashire Association of 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 and a few small parts of Yorkshire. It is also the main ringing association covering the Isle of Man.
The LACR was established in 1876, making it one of the oldest "territorial" associations in the UK. It is a founder and current member of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers.
The Association supports bellringers by organising local meetings, training courses and competitions. It has an active bell restoration fund that makes grants to churches to aid bell restoration. The LACR can also offer advice on bell restoration. Other Information regarding the activities of the Association can be found on the pages of this site.
Details of towers and practice nights listed on this site are being constantly updated. Please contact the with any corrections, amendments or updates.
You can find details of all Association and Branch contacts on the Officers & Contacts page. In addition, overview maps illustrating the 12 branches of the Association is included and there are links to detailed maps of all towers.