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

Jan 24
Jan 31
St Magnus
Feb 7
Feb 14
St Magnus

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

The next business meeting will be held on 14th Feb at The Counting House, Cornhill.

New Members


In Memoriam

ALAN R ANSTEY, Brentwood, formerly Basingstoke

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.

Country Meeting

19th August 2017

This will be taking place in Lincoln a week later than previously advertised. More details will be available in due course.

West Yorkshire Peal Weekend

29th April - 1st May 2017

A peal weekend is to take place around West Yorkshire over the early May bank holiday weekend. Please contact the Master if you are interested in taking part.

Recent Society Peals

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5152 Spliced Surprise Major
Rung on Sunday, 22 January 2017
at City of London (St James Garlickhythe, Garlick Hill).

5152 Spliced Surprise Major
Rung on Sunday, 22 January 2017
at City of London (St James Garlickhythe, Garlick Hill).

5000 Stedman Cinques
Rung on Monday, 16 January 2017
at City of London (St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside).

5112 Spliced Treble Dodging Royal
(8 Methods)

Rung on Saturday, 14 January 2017
at Lichfield (Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Chad), Staffordshire.

5039 Grandsire Caters
Rung on Wednesday, 11 January 2017
at City of London (St James Garlickhythe).

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Upcoming Peal Attempts

22nd January, Garlickhythe
23 Spliced S Major

24th January, Hackney
4 Spliced S Royal

28th January, Cambridge (GSM)
4 Spliced S Maximus

5th February, Aldenham School
Cambridge S Royal (hb)

11th February, Basingstoke (All Saints)
Bristol S Royal

See all.