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 2018-19
Leigh D G Simpson

Practices & Meeting

Jul 2
St Sepulchre
Jul 9
St Magnus
Jul 16
St Paul's Cathedral
Jul 23

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

The next business meeting will be held on 9th Jul at The Counting House, Cornhill.

New Members



NICKI J LANG, Newton St Loe

In Memoriam

JOHN A SMITH, Hobart, Tasmania
LEE SOUTHALL, Wolverhampton
KEITH G GAME, Chichester

2018 Anniversary Dinner

The 2018 Anniversary Dinner was held on Saturday 3rd November. A report and photographs will follow in due course.

2018 Country Meeting

The 2018 Country meeting was held in Cardiff. A report and photographs is available here.

Graham John Peal Day

On 6th January a series of peals composed by Graham John was organised. More details are available here.

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

Forthcoming Events

Country Meeting

13th July 2019

The 2019 Country Meeting will take place in Bristol. Further information is available here.

Peal Weekend

21st-22nd September 2019

The Society Peal Weekend will take place over the weekend of 21st-22nd September. Further information is available here.

Anniversary Dinner

2nd November 2019

The 2019 Anniversary Dinner will take place on Saturday 2nd November. Further information is available here.

Recent Society Peals

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5152 Fordcombe Surprise Major
Rung on Sunday, 23 June 2019
at Huntsham (All Saints), Devon.

5042 Bristol Surprise Royal
Rung on Tuesday, 18 June 2019
at Bishopstoke (St Mary), Hampshire.

5120 Spliced Surprise Major
(20 Methods)

Rung on Sunday, 16 June 2019
at City of London (St James Garlickhythe, Garlick Hill).

5090 Bristol Surprise Maximus
Rung on Sunday, 16 June 2019
at Towcester (St Lawrence), Northamptonshire.

5056 Cooktown Orchid Delight Major
Rung on Saturday, 15 June 2019
at Campton (All Saints), Bedfordshire.

See more.

Upcoming Peal Attempts

29th June, Cornhill
5 Spliced Treble Dodging Maximus

29th June, York Minster
Stedman Cinques

30th June, Kelmarsh
Spliced Surprise Minor

3rd July, Warnham
London Surprise Royal

4th July, Maidwell
7 Surprise Minor

See all.