In the current circumstances, many of our previously planned events have had to be cancelled or postponed. Instead, we have launched an imaginative series of ‘virtual’ activities which members of the Company are invited to join from the security of their own homes. This includes a series of webinars, also open to non-members. Details are circulated as more virtual events are confirmed and the programme will continue until more traditional events become possible. The latest version (April 2021) of the events programme is here. Some date changes are noted below.
Monday 28 June: Summer livery dinner at glaziers’ hall
Liverymen and Freemen and their guests are warmly welcome back to the Hall for our first Livery Dinner after lockdown. The guest speaker will be Richard Stock, President of the Royal Philatelic Society who will join some dots between stamps and stained glass. Places may be limited if any kind of social distancing is still in place, so do book early. Full details and a booking form are in the Members’ Area (password required).
annual service: 8 july
The Worshipful Company’s Annual Service will take place in Southwark Cathedral on Thursday 8 July at 5.30pm, followed by a reception in the Cathedral Gardens (or in the Cathedral if wet). You are cordially invited to both events. The theme is thanksgiving and, as always, light. Candles will be carried in the procession and the tools of the glaziers’ craft are carried up and laid on the altar and blessed: this year they will be those belonging to Past Master Alf Fisher. Booking details are in the Members’ Area.
2 august: stained glass tour in kent and sussex
Weekend visit to bath: 16-19 september
The Master’s visit to Bath will take place from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 September. As well as a feast of stained glass there will be a gala dinner in the Pump Rooms and a Reception in the Art Gallery. Booking is now open: full details and a booking form are in the Members’ Area (password required)
Sunday 26 September: annual sheep drive
Assistant Tim McNally has reserved spaces for Glaziers and has arranged an optional trip to the pub afterwards for lunch. If you would like to take part (£65 a head) please let Alison know.
Annual banquet: change of date
The Annual Banquet at Drapers’ Hall will now take place on Tuesday 19 October 2021.