Events in 2018

Events Calendar for this year

The 2018 events calendar is available here (PDF document).  Unless otherwise specified events listed on this page are restricted to Members of the Company and their personal guests.

thursday 19-sunday 22 April: Master’s visit to york

This enticing trip includes visits to our Master’s studio and the York Glaziers’ Trust, and, of course, the Minster and outstanding examples of stained glass in local churches. The gala dinner will be attended by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu.   The deadline for applications has now passed.  Please contact the Clerk if you need any further information.


thursday 19 April: Stained glass repository open day

If you’re on your way to the Master’s weekend in York, or if you would simply like to see the Repository in its new home at Welbeck, Nottinghamshire, it will be open on Thursday 19 April from 10 am to 3 pm. Don’t forget to let us know if you are coming. Full details are here.




monday 30 april: spring livery dinner

The Spring Livery Dinner willl take place at Glaziers’ Hall on Monday 30th April 2018.

The guest speaker is Art Femenella, President & Owner of Femenella & Associates, America’s leading authority on old wood window and stained glass restoration, who has restored works by Louis Comfort Tiffany, John La Farge, Frank Lloyd Wright, Maitland Armstrong and other major artists.  Full booking details are here.

Tuesday 8 may: icon conference at glaziers’ hall

ICON (the Institute of Conservation) will hold a Stained Glass conference on Tuesday 8 May 2018 at Glaziers’ Hall, London. Papers covering the theme of Conservation, Communication, and Collaboration will be given by members of the international stained glass community. The keynote address will be given by our Master, Keith Barley MBE. Other speakers include Alison Gilchrist and Sarah Jarron, both previous recipients of the Ashton Hill Award. Members of the Livery are most welcome to attend. The conference programme is here and tickets can be purchased here.

For any questions, and to indicate any dietary requirements, email the conference secretary Dr Marie Groll.

tuesday 15 May: Festival of the Sons & Friends of the Clergy

Glaziers are invited to attend the 364th Festival Service in St Paul’s Cathedral at 5pm (please be seated by 4.40) attended by the Lord Mayor Locum Tenens and Sheriffs, Aldermen, and Bishops, The Masters of the City Livery Companies will process. The preacher will be the Bishop of London the Rt Rev Sarah Mullally DBE. The choir of St Paul’s will be joined by the choirs of Chelmsford and Gloucester Cathedrals. Tickets are free. The deadline for ticket applications has now passed. Please contact the Clerk if you need any further information.


monday 4 June: Ladies’ Lecture and Luncheon

The Master is delighted to add an additional event to his year.  Alison Weir, author and historian, will give a talk on Elizabeth of York, the first Tudor Queen. Alison Weir has published biographies of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isabella of France, Katherine Swynford, Elizabeth of York, and the Princes in the Tower as well as historical novels on Lady Jane Grey, Elizabeth I, and Eleanor of Aquitaine. The talk will be followed by a light lunch. This event is open to all lady members of the Company as well as the ladies or daughters of Liverymen and Freemen. Gentlemen may attend as guests of the Ladies.  Save the date: details will follow soon.


monday 25 June: Election of the sheriffs

Tickets are now available for Liverymen to attend and vote at the Election of the Sheriffs at Guildhall on Monday 25th June at 11.45am. Tickets are free of charge. Eligiblity to vote is restricted to Liverymen (not Freemen) of at least one year’s standing on the day of the Election.

Following the Election, a 3-Course Lunch with wines will be available at either Painters’ Hall (£62) or Farmers & Fletchers’ Hall (£65). At Farmers & Fletchers’ Hall seating is allocated by lot, but if you wish to sit with anyone in particular, please let the Clerk know at the time of booking.

When booking please specify which of the three you wish to attend (election only or election plus one of the lunch venues). Tickets will be issued for the lunches as well as for the election. Please pay by cheque (payable to The Glaziers Company), BACS (40-06-21 11296663 Ref: SHERIFF), or GoCardless.

Friday 21 september: sheriffs’ ball at guildhall

The (current) Sheriffs invite you to join them down the Rabbit Hole for this Wonderland themed extravaganza in aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal. Details are here, and the booking form is here.