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 2019-20
Susan L Apter

Practices & Meeting

Sep 22
Cripplegate - Suspended
Sep 29
Southwark - Suspended
Oct 6
St Paul's Cathedral - Suspended
Oct 13
Cornhill - Suspended

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

The next business meeting will be held online on 13th Oct. For details on how to join please contact The Secretary.

New Members


In Memoriam



In the absence of business meetings at the present time, click here for tributes to departed members.

Covid-19 Update

The Society has suspended all practices and events until further notice. Click here for further information.

2019 Anniversary Dinner

The 2019 Anniversary Dinner was held on Saturday 2nd November. A report and photographs is available here.

Election of Officers

At the November meeting Swaz Apter was elected as Master. Leigh Simpson becomes Immediate Past Master, a position vacated by Henry Coggill. Ryan Noble was elected Senior Steward, and James Marchbank joined the top table after his election as Junior Steward.

Peal Weekend

The Society Peal Weekend took place over 20th-23rd September. Details of peals rung are available here.

Early Society Annual Dinners

An article looking at the early records of the Society's Annual Feasts, written by our former Librarian, Chris Ridley, is available here.

2019 Country Meeting

The 2019 Country meeting was held in Bristol. A report and photographs is available here.

Forthcoming Events

Peal Day

19th September 2020

The Society Peal Weekend is scheduled for 19th September. Further information is available here.

Chester Peal Weekend

10th-11th October 2020

A peal weekend is scheduled to take place around Chester on the above date, pending the lifting of C-19 restrictions. Further information will be available in due course.

Anniversary Dinner

7th November 2020

The 383rd Anniversary Dinner is scheduled to take place on 7th November. For more information click here.

Recent Society Peals

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5050 Spliced Triples and Major

Rung on Monday, 21 September 2020
at Chester (46 Green Howards Road), Cheshire.

5056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Rung on Sunday, 20 September 2020
at Eastleigh (9 Buckland Close), Hampshire.

5040 Bristol Surprise Royal
Rung on Sunday, 20 September 2020
at Orwell (59 Town Green Road), Cambridgeshire.

5040 Plain Bob Royal
Rung on Sunday, 20 September 2020
at Sheffield (22 Kingsley Park Avenue), South Yorkshire.

5088 Kent Treble Bob Major
Rung on Sunday, 20 September 2020
at Whimple (17 Bramley Gardens), Devon.

See more.