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

Feb 27
Mar 6
St Sepulchre
Mar 13
St Magnus
Mar 20

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

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

New Members

JULIAN O HOWES, Frampton Mansell

In Memoriam

ALEX MARSH, Drighlington

Graham John Peal Day

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

The longest peal rung on 12 bells

On October 25th a Society band set a record for the longest peal yet rung on twelve bells, at St Anne, Alderney. 25056 Bristol Surprise Maximus was completed in 16 hours and 7 minutes.

Details of the peal are available on BellBoard.

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

Informal Dinner

9th March 2018

The 2018 Informal Dinner will take place on Friday 9th March.

Country Meeting

14th July 2018

This year's Country Meeting will be held in Cardiff, with peals arranged in the previous days.

Master's Challenge

1st September 2018

The next instalment of this competition will be taking place in Guildford.

Peal Weekend

15th–16th September 2018

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

Recent Society Peals

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5056 Telos Surprise Major
Rung on Friday, 23 February 2018
at Shoreditch, Middlesex (St Leonard).

5009 Stedman Cinques
Rung on Thursday, 22 February 2018
at City of London (St Magnus the Martyr, London Bridge).

5088 Spliced Maximus
(8 Methods)

Rung on Saturday, 17 February 2018
at City of London (St Magnus the Martyr, London Bridge).

5080 Bristol Surprise Royal
Rung on Tuesday, 13 February 2018
at Beckenham (St George), Greater London.

5040 Surprise Minor

Rung on Tuesday, 13 February 2018
at Cranford St John (St John the Baptist), Northamptonshire.

See more.

Upcoming Peal Attempts

24th February, Putney
8 Spliced Surprise Major

24th February, Hereford Cathedral
Cambridge Surprise Royal

24th February, Bishopstoke
Frog Island Surprise Royal

27th February, Venue TBA
Stedman Cinques (hb)

3rd March, Biggleswade
Bristol Surprise Royal

See all.