The Ancient
Society of
Est. 1637

The Ancient Society of College Youths

Established in 1637, the Society is the premier change ringing society in the City of London, with a national and international membership that promotes excellence in ringing around the world.

Master 2015-16
Tessa K Beadman

Practices & Meeting

Feb 16
St Sepulchre - (6:10pm start, drinking afterwards at the Butchers Hook & Cleaver)
Feb 23
Mar 1
St Paul's Cathedral
Mar 8

Practices are held at 6:30pm.

Stedman, Cambridge, and Bristol are rung. Methods from Orion, Rigel, Avon, Strathclyde, Deimos, Phobos, Ariel, & Zanussi are also rung individually and spliced.

The next business meeting will be held on 8th Mar at The Counting House, Cornhill.

New Members

PAUL R SMITH, Worcester

In Memoriam


Election of Officers

At the November meeting Tessa Beadman was elected as Master. Katie Town becomes Immediate Past Master, a post vacated by Simon Meyer. Rob Lee was elected Senior Steward, and Henry Coggill joined the top table after his election as Junior Steward.

378th Anniversary Dinner Handbells

378th Anniversary Dinner

A successful Anniversary Dinner attended by 350 members and guests was held at the Tower Hotel on 7th November. A report and photographs are available here.

The winning band

London 12 Bell Striking Competition

At Cripplegate on October 24th the Society followed up the National 12 Bell Contest win with victory in the London 12 Bell Contest.

Full results can be seen here.

Peal Weekend

The 2015 peal weekend took place over 18th–20th September.

The peals rung can be viewed as a BellBoard Event.

Dining in the Wellington Suite

Country Meeting

The Society's Country Meeting took place in Leeds over the weekend of 18th July. Peals were rung over the weekend and in the days leading up to it, and can be seen here on BellBoard.

After general ringing and a business meeting in Leeds Minster, a dinner was held in the Wellington Suite at the Royal Armouries.

A report and photographs are available here.

The Master and Rob Lee collect the trophy

National 12 Bell Striking Contest 2015

At the contest held at St Peter Mancroft, Norwich, on June 27th, the band representing the Society was placed first. The Master and Rob Lee, Junior Steward and the band's conductor, collected the Taylor Trophy.

Forthcoming Events

2016 Country Meeting

16th July 2016

This will take place in Cambridge, with peal attempts in the preceding days and a dinner at Christ's College.

379th Anniversary Dinner

5th November 2016

Details of the venue and tickets will be announced in due course.

Recent Society Peals

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5040 Charleston Delight Royal
Rung on Tuesday, 9 February 2016
at City of London (St Dunstan-in-the-West, Fleet Street).

5040 Surprise Minor

Rung on Sunday, 7 February 2016
at Worcester (St Swithun), Worcestershire.

5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Rung on Saturday, 6 February 2016
at Hereford (Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Ethelbert), Herefordshire.

5088 Glasgow Surprise Major
Rung on Sunday, 31 January 2016
at Miami (Trinity Episcopal Cathedral), Florida.

5088 Spliced Surprise Maximus

Rung on Saturday, 30 January 2016
at Liverpool (Our Lady and St Nicholas, Pier Head), Merseyside.

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