Mary learnt to ring at Cirencester in Gloucestershire in 1990, taught by her parents. In 1998 she went to university in Durham where she joined the University Society and also did a lot of ringing with Cumberland members in the North East. Mary joined the Cumberlands in 2002 during her final year at university.
Mary moved to London in 2006 and since then has been a regular attender at Wednesday practices. She was Treasurer for three years from 2006 before being elected Master in 2009, a post she held for a year. After a period off from the committee, Mary has returned as Junior Steward.
Mary is a Chartered Accountant and works for Grant Thornton UK LLP.
Tel: 07786 966 928
Email: Mary Holden
What does the Junior Steward do?
The Junior Steward is also involved at London practices as the person who collects steepleage. They deputise for the Senior Steward or Master as required and are the person who meets & greets visitors (although of course other people do this too!). The Junior Steward often gets involved with organising regular Society events - booking peal towers, evening venues or helping with organising peal bands. Much of the role involves assisting the Treasurer in collecting and recording peals and monies.