The annual United Guilds Service held in St Paul’s Cathedral is one of the few occasions at which it is possible to see all 109 Livery Companies of the City of London in their regalia as well as the principal officers of the Corporation of London in procession. The preacher at this year’s Service is The Very Reverend David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral. Entry is by ticket only. Those allotted tickets must be seated before 10.55am for the Service at 11.15.After the Service, members of the Company and their guests are invited to join with members of the Scientific Instrument Makers and Launderers Companies for Lunch at 12.45 for 1.00pm at Glaziers’ Hall. Further details available by clicking here.
The Treloar’s Annual Charity Gala Dinner is to raise funds for “The Treloar Trust” which provides education, care, therapy, medical support and independence training to young people with physical disabilities from all over the UK and overseas. Their aim is to prepare these young people for adult life, giving them the confidence and skills to achieve their full potential.This year’s event will take place at Mansion House on Wednesday 8th October 2014 and they are hoping to raise £75,000 for a specially adapted minibus. To find more details of the event click here.
The Annual Banquet on 24 March will not only be attended by the Lord Mayor The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf CBE and her consort, but also by the Deputy Mayor of London Councillor the Lady (Victoria) Borwick A.M.,F.R.S.A. So those attending look like having a glittering evening at the Mansion House.
The Glaziers’ Company’s Banquet will be held in the Egyptian Hall, an impressive columned dining hall in the Classical style, in the presence of The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf CBE and her consort. Fiona is only the second woman Lord Mayor in the history of the office. The Mansion House is one of the grandest surviving Georgian town palaces in London, with magnificent interiors containing elaborate plasterwork and carved timber ornament. Building started in 1739 and it has been the residence of The Lord Mayor since 1752. Several of the public rooms, with their exceptional Dutch paintings, are open to us to admire during the pre-dinner reception. For more details click here.
The court has agreed that members who are under 40 should be fined at a reduced rate details of which can by found by clicking here.
The Golf Societies planned program for 2014 as well as information about its Officers is now available in the Golf Society pages. Why not check it out and contact the Secretary about joining them for a round or two?
The raised awareness and growing interest about the work of the company is being reflected in the considerable numbers of 9 new Freemen and 4 new Liverymen to be installed at the St Paul's Court on 27 January. We know that they will find us a very sociable Company and look forward to meeting them at events throughout the years to come.
One of our Artists, Emma Blount, will be seen on TV on Sunday afternoon at 4pm, in Songs of Praise she was filmed as as she works on a window for a church that was rebuilt after burning down - St Nicholas, Radford Semele.
Members of the Livery have been invited to celebrated the Scientific Instrument Makers Jubilee Meeting at 10.00am on 11 February. Full details are available in the attached flyer and web site – http://events.wcsim.co.uk
The BSMG International Conference will be held at Glaziers Hall on the 7th and 8th of April. details of the program are now available by clicking here.
There will be a "Stirrup Cup" available after this Dinner at Fishmongers Hall, providing a chance for members and guests the to mingle and have a final look at the Painting and the view.
All the latest copies of "The Glazier" are available through the Newsletter section of the website.
The Calender of events for 2014 has been circulated electronically by the Clerks office. This will give you Glazier Company members the opportunity to consider the events during the Christmas fortnight and make sure they have them marked in their diaries. There are some really interesting events this year including a Masters visit to Burgundy and Norwich as well Traditional events such as the Annual Banquet at the Mansion House in the presence of the Lord Mayor. This years Golf Society events are at particularly interesting venues and the Cutter will be participating in the Great River race and the Tudor Pull. All in All there is something for everyone's taste and interest.
The newly formed Marketing and Social Committee will meet for the first time this afternoon Tuesday 10 December at Glaziers Hall. This committee which is formed by the merging of a number of others, will work to raise the companies profile, as well as providing first class events and promoting membership. Commenting on the development the Chairman, David Stringer Lamarre said "this is a new way forward for the company and I am sure the consolidation of committee members time and efforts will prove of positive value,"
On Saturday evening the Master attended a service to dedicate this church, where the Trust gave £1K towards the £6.5K cost of restoring the glass (Clayton & Bell), work which was done by Bob Holloway, Chapel Studio. Alf Fisher was also involved in giving them advice.
Dedication was by the Bishop of Southwark, the Dean of Southwark was there and guests included Simon Hughes MP, the Deputy Mayor and a local councilor, who is a Freeman.
Master John Dallimore was Installed at the Installation Court Dinner on Thursday 28 November. This event is always popular and this year 164 Liverymen Freemen and their guests enjoyed the evening, which included an inspiring address of the Haggis by the Upper Warden.
Dr Neil Moat, Architectural and Stained Glass Historian has taken over the role of Secretary from Susan Mathews who has very successfully carried out this role for a number of years.
The programme of events for the Master's year 2013-14 is now available on the Events page.
The Stained Glass Museum is raising money to purchase four stained glass panels by the significant twentieth-century British stained glass artist Geoffrey Clarke, RA (b. 1924). For further details click here
The latest briefing from the Livery Committee can be read here. The Livery Committee was established to look after relations between the Livery Companies and the Civic City. The briefing gives an indication of some of the issues it covers.