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 2017-18
Henry D Coggill

Practices & Meeting

Oct 16
Oct 23
St Magnus
Oct 30
Nov 6
Southwark (TBC)

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

The next business meeting will be held on 13th Nov at The Counting House, Cornhill.

New Members


In Memoriam

PETER T HURCOMBE, Hurstpierpoint

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 Henry Coggill was elected as Master. Rob Lee becomes Immediate Past Master, a position vacated by Tessa Simpson. Leigh Simpson was elected Senior Steward, and Swaz Apter joined the top table after her election as Junior Steward. Simon Meyer was elected as Secretary, with David House standing down after six years.

Forthcoming Events

Peal Weekend

15th–16th September 2018

This year's peal weekend will include activities focused on South Devon.

Anniversary Dinner

3rd November 2018

The 381st Anniversary Dinner will take place on 3rd November.

Recent Society Peals

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5136 Spliced Surprise Maximus
(8 Methods)

Rung on Saturday, 13 October 2018
at Bristol (St Stephen the Martyr), Bristol.

5088 Eccleston Surprise Major
Rung on Friday, 12 October 2018
at Eccleston (St Mary the Virgin), Cheshire.

5040 Stedman Doubles
Rung on Sunday, 7 October 2018
at Plymouth (St Budeaux), Devon.

5009 Stedman Cinques
Rung on Saturday, 6 October 2018
at Bristol (St Mary the Virgin, Redcliffe), Bristol.

5040 Stedman Triples
Rung on Saturday, 6 October 2018
at Stoke Climsland (All Saints), Cornwall.

See more.

Upcoming Peal Attempts

18th October, St Magnus the Martyr
Stedman Cinques (hb)

20th October, Hull Minster
Bristol Surprise Maximus

21st October, Selby Abbey
Stedman Cinques

21st October, Birmingham, St Martin
9 Spliced Fourteen

26th October, Christchurch Priory
Stedman Cinques

See all.