Michael learnt to ring after getting hooked on a day trip to Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin with his Granny, Jean Jeffery (also a member of the Society) in 2004, and became a member of the band at St Donard's, Belfast. During this time Michael served in various posts including Assistant and Master for the Northern District of the IACR. Michael joined the Society in January 2008 while still living in Northern Ireland and would regularly attend country meetings and other Society events. After moving to London in 2010, Michael started ringing regularly with the Society and got involved mainly in peal ringing. When not in the tower, Michael works as a Civil Servant by day and can be found in many of London's refreshment establishments by night.
Email: Michael R Crockett
What does the Master do?
The Master is responsible for running ringing (principally at Wednesday night practices), chairing business meetings ad organising peals on country meetings. It falls to the Master to preside over the annual dinner and represent the Society at other events. The Master is also responsible for organising the Society's 12-bell entry. More widely, the role is about keeping an overview of everything that is going on in the Society - encouraging people to get involved and offering advice and support to people who are organising SRCY events. It is common to organise a few peals too!