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 2016-17
Robert W Lee

Practices & Meeting

Sep 26
Oct 3
St Magnus
Oct 10
Oct 17
St Sepulchre

Practices are held at 6:30pm except at St Sepulchre (6:10pm).

The next business meeting will be held on 10th Oct at The Counting House, Cornhill.

New Members

PAT BROWN, Whittlesford

In Memoriam

Rev JOHN D NIXON, Bingley

The Coffee Pot

Some Former HQ Pubs

The 2017 newsletter includes an excerpt from an article on meeting places used by the Society from the late 18th century to the present day, written by our former Librarian, Chris Ridley.

The full version of the article is available here.

Election of Officers

At the November meeting Rob Lee was elected as Master. Tessa Beadman becomes Immediate Past Master, a position vacated by Katie Town. Henry Coggill was elected Senior Steward, and Leigh Simpson joined the top table after his election as Junior Steward. Graham Firman was elected as Treasurer, with Phil Rogers standing down after ten years. Chris Kippin becomes a Trustee, replacing Chris Rogers.

379th Anniversary Dinner

The annual dinner took place at the Grange St Paul's hotel on 5th November. A report and photographs will be available soon.

Dinner in Christ's College

Country Meeting in Cambridge

The Society's Country Meeting took place in Cambridge on the 26th July. Eleven peals were rung (details are here), and a dinner took place in Christ's College. A full report is available here.

Manchester Peal Weekend

Eight peals were rung in and around Manchester as part of a peal weekend over the early May bank holiday. Details can be found on BellBoard.

Cutting the (cheese)cake (photo Colin Parker)

A Society Wedding

On March 5th the Master, Tessa Beadman, married Leigh Simpson at St Lawrence Jewry next Guildhall in the City of London. The service and subsequent reception were attended by many ringers and other friends and family from across the country.

Forthcoming Events

380th Anniversary Dinner

4th November 2017

We return to the Grange St Paul's Hotel for this year's Anniversary Dinner. Booking details, are available here.

Recent Society Peals

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5034 Stedman Caters
Rung on Wednesday, 20 September 2017
at Great Malvern (Priory Church of SS Mary and Michael), Worcestershire.

5042 Cambridge Surprise Maximus
Rung on Wednesday, 20 September 2017
at Toronto (Cathedral Church of St James), Ontario.

5024 Lessness Surprise Major
Rung on Monday, 18 September 2017
at Charlton Horethorne (SS Peter and Paul), Somerset.

5056 Spliced Surprise Major
Rung on Sunday, 17 September 2017
at Brighstone (St Mary the Virgin), Isle of Wight.

5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Rung on Sunday, 17 September 2017
at Cambridge (102 Mawson Road), Cambridgeshire.

See more.