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

Jul 25
Aug 1
St Sepulchre
Aug 8
St Magnus
Aug 15

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

The next business meeting will be held on 8th Aug at The Counting House, Cornhill.

New Members

TOM R CHILDS, Worcester

In Memoriam

Rev JOHN D NIXON, Bingley

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

Country Meeting

19th August 2017

This will be taking place in Lincoln a week later than previously advertised. Details, including how to book dinner tickets, are available here.

Recent Society Peals

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5000 London No.3 Surprise Royal
Rung on Tuesday, 25 July 2017
at Coalbrookdale (Holy Trinity), Shropshire.

5024 Spliced Surprise Major
Rung on Tuesday, 25 July 2017
at Eardisland (St Mary the Virgin), Herefordshire.

5184 London Surprise Major
Rung on Tuesday, 25 July 2017
at Morville (St Gregory), Shropshire.

5024 Spliced Surprise Major

Rung on Monday, 24 July 2017
at Hanbury (St Mary the Virgin), Worcestershire.

5024 Spliced Surprise Major
Rung on Monday, 24 July 2017
at Worcester (St Stephen, Barbourne), Worcestershire.

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Upcoming Peal Attempts

26th July, Shrewsbury (St Chad)
Stedman Cinques

26th July, Much Wenlock
Lower Loxley S Major

27th July, Yarkhill
Yarkhill S Major

27th July, Kingstone
Bristol S Major

27th July, Bodenham
7 Surprise Minor

27th July, Kingsland
Hoddesdon S Major

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