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.
Katherine L Town
Focus methods will be Ariel, Zanussi, & Phobos. Spliced will be rung from ORABS, Ariel, Zanussi, Phobos, & Deimos.
The next business meeting will be held on 10th Feb at The Counting House, Cornhill.
OLIVER D CROSS, Maidenhead
ARTHUR D (PETER) COOK, Solihull
PHILIP M SAUNDERS, Abergavenny
At the November meeting Katie Town was elected Master. Simon Meyer becomes Immediate Past Master, a post vacated by Graham Bradshaw. Tessa Beadman was elected Senior Steward, and Rob Lee joined the top table after his election as Junior Steward.
A successful Anniversary Dinner was held at the Tower Hotel on 1st November. A report, photographs, and a recording of the handbell touch are available here.
The Society entered two bands for the 2014 London 12 Bell competition. The band pictured, led by the Senior Steward, won to bring the Whitechapel Trophy to the Society for a third time in the competition's six years.
The band led by the Master came a very close third. Full results are available on the London 12 Bell website.
26 members from around the world gathered in the UK in August for UK14 — nearly 60 hours of focused practice on 8, 10 and 12. Here the group is pictured at Guildford Cathedral.
149 members and guests enjoyed a dinner aboard HMS Warrior on the 16th August, following the Society's Country Meeting.
On the 26th and 27th of July a party visited the graves of members who fell in the Great War, guided by Alan Regin, Steward of the Rolls of Honour.
The itinerary included the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate, during which the Master laid a wreath on behalf of the Society. A report and photographs are available here.
The Society is embarking on a new venture which makes Society polo shirts available for members to order, at a price of £18 each. For each shirt sold a donation of £2.50 will be made to the Society's Bell Restoration Fund.
Further details and an order form can be found on the merchandise page.
2nd–4th May 2015
Over the early May bank holiday the Society is holding a peal weekend, based in Birmingham with peals taking place across the midlands. The focus will mainly be ringing 12-bell peals. To express interest or for more information contact the Master.
18th July 2015
The 2015 Country Meeting will be held in Leeds, by kind invitation of the Leeds Minster Society of Change Ringers.
The business meeting will be held at Leeds Minster on Saturday 18th July 2015, followed by a dinner held at the Royal Armouries. Peals will take place on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th July in the local area and open ringing will take place in Leeds on the Saturday.
10th October 2015
A Challenge day will take place in Worcester on Saturday 10th October. The format will depend on the number of bands. If you are keen to lead or organise a band please contact the Master.
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5056 Bristol Surprise Major
Rung on Saturday, 31 January 2015
at City of London (St Lawrence Jewry).
5138 Rigel Surprise Maximus
Rung on Saturday, 31 January 2015
at City of London (St Michael, Cornhill).
5056 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
Rung on Thursday, 29 January 2015
at Islington (9G Highbury Crescent), London.
5000 Spliced Surprise Royal
Rung on Tuesday, 27 January 2015
at Hackney (St John
at Hackney), Greater London.
5136 Bristol Surprise Maximus
Rung on Saturday, 24 January 2015
at Bury St Edmunds (Cathedral Church of St James), Suffolk.