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

Dec 13
Dec 20
St Magnus
Dec 27
No Practice

Practices are held at 6:30pm.

Stedman, Cambridge, and Bristol are rung. Methods from Orion, Rigel, Avon, Strathclyde, Deimos, Phobos, Ariel, & Zanussi are also rung individually and spliced. Strange, Top, and Charm are also rung in spliced.

The next business meeting will be held on 13th Dec at St Mary-le-Bow.

New Members


In Memoriam

JOHN E CAMP, Great Billing
DAVID BEACHAM, Hallow, Worcestershire
S PARKMAN (‘Parky’) SHAW, Boston, USA

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.

Country Meeting

12th August 2017

This will be taking place in Lincoln. More details will be available in due course.

Recent Society Peals

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5056 Spliced Surprise Major
(10 Methods)

Rung on Sunday, 4 December 2016
at City of London (St James Garlickhythe, Garlick Hill).

5040 Stedman Triples
Rung on Sunday, 4 December 2016
at Spitalfields (Christ Church), Greater London.

5040 Stedman Triples
Rung on Saturday, 3 December 2016
at Chelsea (All Saints, Old Church), Greater London.

5120 Bristol Surprise Royal
Rung on Saturday, 3 December 2016
at Coggeshall (St Peter ad Vincula), Essex.

5056 Glasgow Surprise Major
Rung on Saturday, 3 December 2016
at Goldhanger (St Peter), Essex.

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Upcoming Peal Attempts

13th December, Shoreditch
Stedman Cinques

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