Events in 2019

The 2019 Calendar of Events can be found here (pdf document).  Forthcoming events for which booking is open are listed below.

postponement of Palace of WESTMINSTER VISIT

The Master’s visit to the palace of Westminster was due to take place on 21 February, during the Parliamentary recess.  The recess has now been cancelled in order to deal with Brexit, and group visits are no longer possible on the date we had booked. It is hoped to restore the event at a future date.

annual service and supper: monday 25 february

The Worshipful Company’s Annual Service will take place in Southwark Cathedral on Monday 25th February at 5.30 pm, followed by a light supper in the River Room at Glaziers’ Hall.

The address will be given by the Honorary Chaplain, The Reverend Christopher Kevill-Davies. Admittance to the service is free, but a collection will be taken.

The cost of the supper with wine is £50.00. Please confirm your attendance by Monday 18th February.  Full booking details are here.

The merry widow at eno: friday 22 march

The Master is pleased to announce the first outing of his tenure: the ENO’s new production of The Merry Widow on Friday 22nd March at The London Coliseum. Two ticket prices are available, both including hospitality: Centre Stalls seats, £123.00 per person or Centre Upper Circle seats, £84.00 per person.

The evening will commence with a backstage tour followed by canapés and drinks.  Tea and coffee and more canapés will be served during the interval. The performance is expected to finish at around 10:00 pm.

Full booking details are here.

United Guilds Service and lunch: Friday 29 March

The annual United Guilds Service in St Paul’s Cathedral is one of the few occasions at which it is possible to see the Livery Companies of the City of London in their regalia as well as the principal officers of the Corporation of London in procession. The music at this Service is simply stunning. The preacher at this year’s Service is the Bishop of London, The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE.

Entry is by ticket only and each Livery Company is allotted only a small number of tickets (21 in our case), although in the past we have been able to obtain further tickets from other Companies, and all Glaziers who wanted to attend have been able to do so. Ticket holders must be seated by 10.45 am for the Service at 11.15.

After the Service, members of the Company and their guests are invited to Tallow Chandlers Hall, 4 Dowgate Hill, London EC4R 2SH for Lunch. A 3-course lunch with wine is priced at £60 per person.

Booking details are here

festival of the sons and friends of the clergy: tuesday 21 may

The 365th Festival of the Sons & Friends of the Clergy Service will take place at St Paul’s Cathedral on Tuesday 21st May 2019, at 5pm (please be seated by 4.40pm). This service is attended by most of the City Livery Companies and Guilds, and it takes place in the presence of the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, and Aldermen. The preacher will be the Dean of Gloucester, the Very Reverend Stephen Lake. The choir of St Paul’s will be joined by the choirs of Canterbury and Coventry Cathedrals. Tickets for this service are free. If you would like to attend please let the Clerk know how many you require by Thursday 14th February. Tickets will be issued as soon as they are received (about mid-April).