MGS Christmas Concert & Carol Service 2021

MGS Christmas Concert & Carol Service
All Saints Church, Maidstone, 7:00 pm Thursday 16th December

All Old Maidstonians and their families and partners are warmly invited to this annual event.

Having been apart for most of the last two years, the festive period is a great chance to reunite and catch up with your fellow OMs, especially those of you who are recent leavers, so why not come along to All Saints Church on Thursday 16th December @ 7pm.

The Committee would like to take this opportunity to wish all members of the Old Maidstonian Society, and your families, a very Merry Xmas and a healthy New Year. We look forward to meeting you at the events in 2022.

Beryl MacCallum nee Poyser

My stepmother, Beryl MacCallum, died peacefully in her sleep last night.
OMs of the 1970s may remember her as the Head’s Secretary at MGS. She and
my father, who had taught at MGS since 1957, retired around the time of
their marriage in 1979.

Anyone from that era interested in attending the funeral could contact me
via my webmaster address, webmaster@oldmaidstonians.org.uk

Malcolm MacCallum

Update: the funeral will be at 14.45 on November 23rd at Vinters Park Crematorium.
No flowers please. Donations to Save the Children.

Annual Supper Booking Form 2020

    Annual Supper 2020 Online booking

    I have made an internet transfer of £ for the purchase of places at £25.00 each for the Old Maidstonians Annual Supper being held at the school on Friday 27th March 2020. (Note: if you are not paying online, please download the printable form and mail it with your cheque.)

    Please give your menu choices here, and if you are paying for more than one person, please give the names of the other persons in your party and their menu choices.

    Your Name (required)

    Year of joining MGS

    Please give either your email address or a telephone number

    Your Email

    A personal e-mail address is preferable to a company or university address, which might change.

    Your preferred phone number(required)


    Alternative phone number (optional)

    Payment will be acknowledged by telephone or e-mail, but tickets will not be issued. Dress code is jacket and tie.

    A vegetarian choice is included in the menu linked to from the Annual Supper page.

    Data protection and the Membership Register

    The Committee adopted the following statement concerning the Membership Register, in order to make clear our compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulations. It was then agreed at the 2018 AGM as part of the Society’s Rules.

    A Membership Register shall be maintained.
    • The purpose of the Membership Register is solely to further the aims of the Society in accordance with its Rules;
    • Every member in the Membership Register will have requested or consented, in writing, including by electronic means, that their name be included in the Membership Register;
    • The Membership Register shall contain only the contact details of each member (address, telephone, e-mail), and the years they attended MGS;
    • The contact details of an individual member may only be released to another member. No person who is not a member of the Society shall have access to any contact information contained in the Membership Register;
    • A member may request that all or part of their contact details be withheld from being passed to another individual member, or may request to see what data the Society holds on them by contacting the Membership Secretary, or by e-mail at oms@oldmaidstonians.org.uk;
    • A member’s details will be securely deleted from the Membership Register, should they leave the Society;
    • The Membership Register will be published annually at the beginning of January. It will be forwarded to members by e-mail, or by post to those who do not have e-mail;
    • The published Membership Register will not contain any contact details other than the last known hometown and county or country, where that information is available;
    • The Committee will audit the location and security of the Membership Register to ensure compliance with all data protection legislation.

    Peter Lawrence (OM 1941-48)

    Received from Mrs. Ruth Lawrence

    Thank you for your Christmas Greetings. I am sorry to have to inform you that my husband, Peter Lawrence, died on 27 November this year. He died of pneumonia in Pembury Hospital. Please let me know if there is any further information that you need for the Old Maidstonians.

    With all good wishes

    Pictures from the 2016 Annual Supper

    Some photos, courtesy of Peter Weaver:

    Lindsay Evans, former chair of Governors, was made an Honorary Vice- President of the Society by the President, Richard Ratcliffe.

    The President and Lindsay Evans The President and Lindsay Evans
    DSCB4710alr Roger Crittenden, the President’s Guest speaker, who proposes the toast to the School
    DSCB4714alr The Headmaster, Mark Tomkins, replies
    DSCB4720alr The School Captain replies
    DSCB4721alr The President makes the Alec Stewart award
    DSCB4722blr The President makes the Clifford Award for History
    DSCB4723blr The Clifford Award
    DSCB4725alr Handover of the Presidency
    DSCB4726alr The new President, Neil Turrell (President 2016-17)

    OMS Membership and recruitment

    The membership increases year on year. However, the current level of 1,500 is only a very small percentage of the number of students who have attended the school. We are conscious that many of you are in contact with ex-students who are not registered as members. If you know of an ex-pupil who is not a member of the Society, would you please forward their e-mail address (to oms@oldmaidstonians.org.uk) and we will take it from there. (Note added by MAHM: we are especially keen to improve coverage among who are neitherretired already nor recent leavers)