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.

Friday 2 november: Visit to RAF Club

You are cordially invited to join us at the Royal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, to view two new stained-glass windows designed by Assistant Helen Whittaker (Barley Studio) celebrating the role of women in the service of the Royal Air Force. The windows are in the former Anteroom to the Ladies’ Bar and Lounge and will be unveiled by HRH The Queen in October 2018 as part of the Centenary Celebrations of the RAF and the RAF Club. We will have the opportunity to hear talks on the concept, design and manufacture of these new windows, as well as to view Helen’s staircase window RAF, Past and Present, installed in 2008. We will then have lunch in the Presidents’ Room at the Club. Booking details are here.

23-25 november: Welbeck Winter Weekend

The Stained Glass Repository opens its doors to visitors during the well established Winter Weekend Christmas Market at the Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire. This is a good opportunity to see the work of the Repository first hand and to take advantage of the food market, craft stalls and artists’ studios open throughout the weekend. For more details see the Repository’s flyer.


Tuesday 27 november 9 am: Visit to Westminster Abbey

You are cordially invited to join us at Westminster Abbey (our visit beginning at 9 am before the public are allowed to enter the building) to view the newly installed Queen’s Window, designed by David Hockney OM RA and made and installed by Barley Studio. We will also be able to view the recently opened Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries as well as the Henry VII Chapel, with two Marian Windows designed by Hughie O’Donoghue RA and created and made and installed by Barley Studio in 2013, followed by some free time to explore the Abbey. We will reconvene for lunch in a nearby restaurant. Details and booking information are here.

Monday 3 december: carol service and supper

The Company will join the Worshipful Company of Launderers for a Carol Service in Southwark Cathedral (6.30 pm – please be seated by 6.15) followed by a reception and supper in the Hall on Monday 3rd December. A joyous evening of carol singing will be followed by warming mulled wine and a delicious two-course supper.  The price is £65.00 per person (inc VAT).  Booking forms will be circulated nearer to the date.